Monday 15 April 2019


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence / Powerviolence / Grindcore / Noise
Related artistsZdzis Law and Cyberne.
CountryOsaka JAPAN
Years Active2017-present
Song: "Sink Into My Lust"
Album: "4-Way"
Year: 2018
For fans ofFluoride, Cape Light, 49 Morphines, Curtains, Sto Cosi Cosi, Zdzis Law, Kid Feral, Forget Me Not, 5000, Seyarse, Loma Prieta, (early) Examination Of The, Beau Navire, Tempano, Bethari and Tentacles.
Label(s): Exit Records / Tenzenmen Records
This post's artist is from the April 2019 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the April 2019 Mix#4 right here or get the new May 2019 Mix#5 here.

POETRY OF TORCH are from Japan and play blown-out and destructive hardcore/screamo/emo-violence. I was lucky enough to premiere two songs of theirs last year and picked up some tapes of the '4-Way split' for the ZBR distro as well as a personal copy because this band stole the fucking show.

With only the four songs on the split released currently, upon first listen I was simultaneously hooked and annihilated. Their opener "Kneel Young" wastes nearly no time letting you know that it's going to be a violent, cacophony of noise, harboring an frighteningly unstable transition at the 25-second mark that'll leave you in shock. "Fake" is also extremely intense, but slow it down a tad halfway through to show that they can still topple you without the use of furious speed. "Sink Into My Lust" takes a very dark turn at 50 seconds and boasts a head-bobbin' dancey part from 1:07 while closer "Blasphemy and Cry" erupts around 10 seconds in and subsequently throttles the listener for the remaining 1:21 of the song.

The band recently played with my friends Massa Nera, and Chris took some videos of them destroying it live. You can check them via facebook video here and here. I won't divulge much but I can say that I've been contacted about doing an upcoming split 7" with another amazing Japanese band so hopefully that comes together later this year.



2018 - 4-Way split cassette w/Bethari, Mar Negro & Inquiry Last Scenery (stream/buy here) [buy from ZBR distro here]


(2018) POETRY OF TORCH - "Kneel Young" (from '4-Way' split)

(2018) POETRY OF TORCH - "Fake" (from '4-Way' split)

(2018) POETRY OF TORCH - "Sink Into My Lust" (from '4-Way' split)

(2018) POETRY OF TORCH - "Blasphemy and Cry" (from '4-Way' split)


POETRY OF TORCH additional links

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