Torchia take no prisoners with this release, instantly throwing the listener into the fray with opener Ending Beginning. The guitars build up the atmosphere with the introduction, giving the track a strong driving force behind it before the vocals kick in, and everything progresses well from there. There’s a wonderful tightness to it all and you get a real sense of togetherness from the music, showing a band that works well as a unit, and a good example of this is in the closing track They Haunt Behind Us, which sees the band giving it all they have to go out with a bang.
A particularly good element of Ending Beginning is the vocals. There’s a great deal of power and meat to them, and they add a lot of momentum and energy, whilst not overpowering the music – the balance is just right, and it’s great to hear as a strong vocal line really does make all the difference.
As a whole, Ending Beginning is a good and memorable listen, showing a lot of promise and potential – if this is a taster of what’s to come with their next full length release, we’re all in for a treat.