Tormenta are a new band from an area of the world not known for Heavy metal music - they hail from the Maldives. Despite this, these guys certainly know how to make brutal thrash metal.
I'm not sure if this should be called an album or an EP. With only 6 songs and 28 minutes of music, its nowhere near long enough to be an album, but its a bit too long to be an EP - it falls somewhere in between. Even the band seem confused as its referred to as both an album and an EP. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and call it a very good value EP.
Right from the start with first track, Judgement, we get screaming/growling guitars, pounding drums and a good solid bass sound - really good thrash. The vocals fit the music well too.
I'd describe the music as old-school thrash - Slayer, Megadeth, Sepultura and Lamb of god are all obvious influences.
A great debut from Tormenta.
2. Hours Of Darkness
3. Illumi Nation
5. Tormented Souls
6. Hanged, Drawn and Quartered