Rainbow Torches – Black Metal Holiday

“Formed in Oslo in 1992 by Kristian Andersen and Fenrir Riis, Rainbow Torches were a pretty unremarkable black metal band”

If, like me, you find yourself working in an environment that slowly rots your brain… it is at least a reassurance to know moments of escapism are never far away. It’s difficult to know how to describe Rainbow Torches, a weird and wonderful project involving former WU LYF drummer Joseph Manning, but Black Metal Holiday could easily be out of the Ariel Pink canon. A menacing introduction contrasts beautifully with the unrelenting and joyous music that follows; innocent vocals that sound beamed in from another era.


Phill Young