Torrid Husk are a band from West Virginia that plays a melodic and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Mingo".
"Fantasy In Jade" begins with some fast and primitive black metal guitar riffs along with some blast beats and synths before the demonic growls and high pitched screams start kicking in along with some depressive elements and melody then the music slows down and you can hear the bass guitars before going into a more soft and clean direction for a few seconds before getting heavy again and after awhile blast beats start coming in and out along with a dark and melodic atmosphere and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar leads.
"Proboscis" begins with some melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before the black metal screams start kicking in along with some slightly faster riffing and after awhile some deep death metal growls are added into the song with the music going into a slower direction along with some depressive elements and then the song switches back and forth between the slow and fast parts as well as mixing in a few seconds of clean sections.
"Sun To End The Night" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums and then t he bass guitar, growls and screams start coming into the song and then t he music goes into a slightly more fast and primitive direction along with some melodic guitar riffing and then t he song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts and halfway through the song there is a brief use of acoustic guitars which utilize both finger picking and full chords before getting heavy and melodic again.
''Procuring The Detestable" begins with some heavy black/death metal guitar riffs, drums, screams and growls along with some blast beats and after awhile the music starts getting more dark and melodic sounding while the blast beats still come in and out and halfway through the song the vocals get more depressive along with the bass guitars adding in more power.
"Waning Dream" begins with some fast and primitive black metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums, screams and growls and after awhile some melody is added into the music and after awhile the music slows down and gets more depressive and atmospheric sounding but the fast parts do return in certain sections and parts along with some blast beats and melodic guitar leads.
"Impend" begins with some dark sounding guitar riffs which get louder after a few seconds before going into a more primitive and melodic direction along with some blast beats and bass guitars which lead up to some black metal vocals which utilize both low and high pitched screams and after awhile the music goes into a more slower direction but returning to the faster parts at times a s well as mixing in some death metal elements and towards the end there is a brief use of clean guitar playing for a few seconds before getting heavy again.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In mt opinion Torrid Husk are a very great sounding melodic, depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fantasy In Jade" and "Waning Dream". RECOMMENDED BUY.