TOROK - ADDICTION OF FOOLS
Is Torok suggesting playing this style of '70s-based hard and heavy rock is an addiction for fools? Perhaps. Is the band deeply rooted in the sounds espoused by Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Foreigner, Van Halen and others? Absolutely.
Torok is a Minnesota-based band featuring former and current members of shock metal band Impaler whose singer Bryan Erickson distinctly reminds one of Graham Bonnet. Addiction Of Fools has guitars a la Van Halen and a tone like Jeff Healey, but the main comparison belongs to Alcatraz. The ten tracks on this independent release take one back to 1982 and the Bonnet-fronted Los Angeles band Alcatraz. Much like its fellow veteran band The Lizards Torok holds little hope of ever breaking it big given the prevailing musical headwinds, but nonetheless has several great tracks here. The song Y though has a real soul vibe further establishing the band’s original roots. Get in contact with the band through this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. - Anna Tergel