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"Nothing As It Seems is the second studio album from four-piece Melbourne band Torrential Thrill. Slightly more crisp production and what seems to be a greater focus on vocals makes this album a great follow up to 2015’s Mars. Torrential Thrill manage to create a dirty, fast and heavy beast. If you like your rock and roll served straight up, Nothing As It Seems is an album for you.

Nothing As It Seems showcases great versatility, something that can occasionally be lost on rock bands. But Torrential Thrill’s use of powerful vocals, clean and exciting solos and a hybrid hard rock and metal sound make them a band worth listening to. Not often do modern bands manage to twist classic sounds into something new and exciting, but that’s exactly what Torrential Thrill have done."

Words: Sarah Balderstone

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October 6, 2017

"​Melbourne’s own Torrential Thrill is making a statement once again with the release of their second album!

Chris Malcher (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Steve Morrell (Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Morrell (Drums) and Steve ‘Knox’ Boyd (Bass, Gang Vocals) had been hard at work for eighteen months to create Nothing As It Seems; the hard work that these four put into the album is evident! Being produced by Matt D’Arcy at Basin Records, Nothing As It Seems is a beautiful album from start to finish; this eleven track, forty-six minute album is filled with classic riffs and thumping bass/drums which bring back memories of rock anthems from the 80’s."

Words: Matt Maric

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October 4, 2017

"​In all honesty, I hadn't really heard much of Torrential Thrill until their sophomore album, Nothing As It Seems, came skidding through my email. The follow up to 2015's Mars, Nothing As It Seems took me a few listens before I felt like I could actually sit down and write a review of it. That's not because it was bad, but because it took so many twists and turns that I felt like I needed to really listen to it a few times to really appreciate it - it's definitely an album that'll grow on you the more you listen to it.


Torrential Thrill have really nailed this album, delivering an exciting and interesting hard rock album. With each listen, you'll find something new to like about them, whether it's a new hook that'll get stuck in your head, or a new solo that'll have you playing the air guitar with the best of them. I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of Nothing As It Seems."

Words: Nicole Roberts

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July 15, 2017

"​I have had the hardest time coming up with a review for Torrential Thrill‘s new album Nothing As It Seems, because pun intended, it does not seem like anything that I have heard before. Frankly, that’s a great thing. Originality in music in this day and age is a hard thing to do. In a way, it reminds me a bit of former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted‘s band Newsted — not in sound similarities because Torrential Thrill sound very different than Newsted — but in the way that both seem to have come up with music that seems to forge a new path.


Torrential Thrill‘s Nothing As It Seems is an album that you’ll likely grow to appreciate the more you listen to it because it has so many layers to it."

Words: Olivier

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June 17, 2017





"​Weld together the high octane sex sleaze of prime era Motley Crue with the nuts and bolts arena pub sound of AC/DC, and detail this rawk machine with a hint of post grunge darkness, and you’ve got Torrential Thrill’s second album.

The Melbourne foursome produced an excellent debut two years ago with Mars, and they’ve followed it up in fine style with this rocking set.


Torrential Thrill are doing what many thought was impossible: proving that there IS a new wave of talented Aussie rock bands waiting to break out. It’s time you gave them and their ilk a chance to show you what they’re made of."

Words: Shane Pinnegar

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July 9, 2015

"​Hailing from Melbourne, Torrential Thrill pilot their Aussie pub rock assault straight to the heart of social awareness on their debut album MARS.

Musically Torrential Thrill are like a thinking person’s Airbourne, more reminiscent of The Choirboys than Rose Tattoo – there’s plenty of stomp and vigour, but also plenty of space in the tunes, rather than relentless riffing and in-your-face gregariousness."

Words: Shane

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August 17, 2015





"​The album starts with an interesting spoken word piece called 'The Firm' and quickly moves on to the title track which is a rocking opener with an infectious chorus. Torrential Thrill's sound is very reminiscent of fellow Aussies Airbourne and AC/DC.


The band are reasonably talented musicians who, in my opinion, are a slightly better than average pub band. I can imagine them going down a storm on a Friday night in some sweatbox of a bar somewhere but as far as anything else goes I honestly can't see Torrential Thrill getting anywhere else at this point in their career."

Words: Lee Kendrick

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“In a country dominated by a rising market of hard/metalcore bands who are absolutely dominating right now, it’s refreshing to catch a glimpse of other bands with different sounds making their mark on the heavy music world. Torrential Thrill are a band of misfits from Melbourne hellbent on making a positive change on the world and luckily for them, they’ve got the talent and backing to make this happen.

Known for their high energy and humorous live shows, the guys are about to embark on a much more serious path with the release of their new single/video; the title track from their latest album Nothing As It Seems.“

Words: Paul 'Browny' Brown, Wall of Sound

"The title track – Nothing As It Seems – is a ballad of someone who has just completely lost their way. There are so many stories of people with everything in front of them, that then get stuck in a system. They wake up one day and it’s all too late and everything has passed them by – their health, their family, their dreams, their happiness and it’s turned into a desperate mess.

The influence is heavily around the anti-corruption/bullying aspect, but there’s a side serve of “pull yourself together, get your head up and get the fuck out before it’s too late!”

Words: Chris Malcher

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Torrential Thrill's third single, and title track, from 2017's "Nothing As It Seems".

Featuring Beautiful Car Crash: The Podcast host Byron Moore as The Firm's new employee.

© Torrential Thrill 2018 & Jarrah Productions
Melbourne, Australia


“More Aussie than a Vegemite sandwich jammed into a Four and Twenty pie stuffed into a kangaroo’s pouch that’s standing on a surfboard in Bondi.“

Words: Byron Moore, Beautiful Car Crash: The Podcast

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"King of the Road" is the first single off TORRENTIAL THRILL's debut album 'MARS'.
Leaving Gravy at the end of the street!

TORRENTIAL THRILL pay homage to the Legendary Australian Icon, the mighty Valiant Charger.
From the Debut Album "MARS" © 2015

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