Tormenta – Tormented Souls (CD)

This EP captures the root sound of Tormenta. “Tormented Souls” defines the first take of Tormenta’s work to bring about new age thrash metal into the world. Ranging from old school heavy thrash to new age brutality, the music has a way to reminisce the feeling of how the songs were and yet offers that vital originality needed to make metal heads bang their heads all night long.

I have to admit I raised an eyebrow when I read the press info saying these guys came from the Maldives (thinking stereotypical tranquil picture postcard view of the Maldives, sorry guys) so I had to click on play to see what they sounded like and I can honestly say these Maldivian’s know how to thrash!!

Straight from the opening chords of ‘Judgement’ we are delivered great sound, speed along with growling guitars, grinding bass and drums. This pace and drive is continued throughout the EP, each track following on superbly from each other to create a powerful aural journey.

All the tracks have a proper old thrash feel to them, think Slayer, old Metallica, Megadeth whilst they have added in their own special vibe and created a quality and fresh sound and feel to them.

After listening to this EP as few times I am looking forward to Tormenta’s new album, once it is ready. The guys are working hard on it at the moment and will be released again via Rock N Growl.


Rating – 8/10

Highlights Hours Of Darkness & Tormented Souls



01. Judgement

02. Hours Of Darkness

03. Illumi Nation

04. Defy

05. Tormented Souls

06. Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

Band Members

MU-K – Vocals

J355Y – Bass

DHAI – Drums

LAI – Guitars

MABY – Guitars


Official Music Video – Tormented Souls

Tormented Souls album Trailer

‘Judgement’ Performing on the Album Launch show

About Sheila

Former Editor, Team Co-ordinator as well as PR, news poster, pass requester, Ex-Scottish Team Leader for PM since 2011 \m/ \m/ Also owner of the infamous Garfield L'arpie, who is a official mascot of RACPA UK. Check out RACPA UK (Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK)