Torche plays metal at its heaviest, but it doubles as the friendliest pummeling you'll ever encounter, awash in major keys and happy harmonies. Chalk it up to the band's sunny Miami digs, I suppose.

Torche plays metal at its heaviest, but it doubles as the friendliest pummeling you'll ever encounter, awash in major keys and happy harmonies. Chalk it up to the band's sunny Miami digs, I suppose.

Their new "Songs For Singles" EP is a gorgeously melodic blitzkrieg in an echo chamber. Imagine overdosing on Novocain and getting relentlessly clobbered on your jaw for 22 minutes. Only in the waning moments (i.e. tracks 6 and 7) does it start to hurt.

They'll be at The Summit on Tuesday with Lo-Pan and Churches Burn.