The Pacific Northwest continues to be a stronghold for relevant new Death Metal in 2018 with Portland’s Torture Rack among the few that are leading the pack. Torture Rack’s second album ‘Malefic Humiliation’ captures the savagery for which their live shows have become the stuff of legend; subtlety bludgeoned, beaten and hacked to nothing but a red mess of leftovers.
With a lineup that includes members of label mates Witch Vomit, Torture Rack carves out their mark in the festering corpse of the Northwest on ‘Malefic Humiliation’ bashing through 9 tracks in just under 30 minutes. “Mace Face”, “Corpse Revenge” and “Destined For Dogmeat” ain’t for the faint and the vile cover art by Sebastian Mazuera makes real the sole intention for Torture Rack, barbarism.
Having appeared throughout the Northwest and in 2017 made their East Coast debut at Maryland Deathfest, the band is set to crush in 2018 with their first ever Europe appearances including the massively anticipated return of Killtown Deathfest.
20 Buck Spin (USA), 2018