TORMENTRESS - OPERATION TORMENT (Infernö Records)
“At last! After much delay and numerous obstacles encountered over the past couple of years, Tormentress has finally managed to hit the studios in 2013 and put out this album for all our fans!” That’s what we read when we browse the booklet that comes with this full length debut album of Tormentress. This band is unique, as they are from Singapore, they like to play their metal with a lot of Thrash, and they are 100% female! Horns up, ladies, and glad to welcome you all in the huge Thrash Metal scene that is still present and active worldwide!
Feminism, woman rights and social disorder all packed in a package of pure thrash metal, that’s what Tormentress is all about and believe me, Kreator and Destruction haven’t been so threatened before! ‘Operation Torment’ opens rather modest, but the intro is just a kind of warming up for a heavy attack. ‘Denied’ continues with a little Slayer influence, but when the drums of Tutiee speed up the song, we hear an original sound and approach! The vocals of Neezie are heavy, brutal but restrained. Nothing sounds like being forced, and that’s what I like, as it leaves a natural impression. Tormentress is switching into higher gear with the track ‘Mutilator’ and some songs on this album refers a little to Nervosa, a Brazilian female thrash metal band, also worth to discover!
Tormentress wants to finish their album in style, so they decided to recorded Kreator’ ‘Tormentor’ track from the original album ‘Endless Pain’. It’s really nice to hear and listen to this classic thrash scud with a female approach. If these ladies are supported the right way, they must be able to play their Thrash all over the globe. It’s not only a delight for the ears, but they will be able to create a feast for the eyes as well! Thrash it up sisters, and show no mercy!!
My rating: 80 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish