Munich doesn’t exactly have the reputation of being a heavy metal stronghold. Despite a fairly vibrant scene, „death“ or „thrash“ aren’t neccessarily the first words that come to mind when thinking about the bavarian city that often appears more like a very large village.
Under these circumstances you could waste a great amount of time and energy complaining about the status quo and jealously looking at places like LA, Gothenburg or Toronto. The other option? Take action and simply fill the metal-gap yourself by creating the sound, that you find to be missing in your local band-landscape.
And that is exactly the demand that Tortureslave make on themselves. Against this background, the band blasts a furious mix of swedish-inspired melodic death metal and raw 80s-thrash with a firm punk-based, sociocritical stance. In their lyrics, Tortureslave angrily adress issues such as capitalism, meritocracy, war and the rightward shift of society.
Band members come from varying musical backgrounds (e.g. Spread the Plague, Damien, Cult of the Black Moon Rising, Sonic Abuse...) so the classic thrash/death sound is given a very unique edge. Raw, fresh and completely free of unnecessary gimmicks.
Simply put: 0% bullshit, 100% metal.