The more I hear about Torture, the more excited I get. Halfway through January we got a preview in the form of the truely brutal ‘Demented Aggression‘ and now Revolver are streaming another new cut from the upcoming album Torture called ‘Scourge Of Iron‘. Monday isn’t a good time for anyone but I definitely needed this mid-tempo stomp today and I would definitely suggest you head over to the Revolver site and check it out.

Cannibal Corpse are really onto something special with ‘Scourge Of Iron‘; the slow groovy chugging riffs remind me a lot of Domination-era Morbid Angel or even modern day Bloodbath and it’s been a long time since I’ve heard a guitar solo that’s made me stop and pay attention like that. It’s a slightly different approach to the normal balls-to-the-wall songwriting method the Corpse adopt but it’s not the first time they’ve dropped the tempo in favor of something that encroaches on Suffocation‘s territory. If the rest of the album is half as good as this then Torture is a definite early contender for album of the year.

It’s due out soon too – March 13th on Metal Blade!

– DL

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