Miami group Torche have found great acclaim over the last decade combining the heaviness of Black Sabbath with the poppiness of Foo Fighters. The roots of that band are found in Floor, the previous group of Torche leader Steve Brooks. During their original existence from 1994 to 2004, Floor indulged in a sludgier sound. But the group's new reunion album, Oblation, finds Brooks fully capable of showing off a few harmony tricks picked up during his Torche years while still making your body rumble with some seriously heavy riffage. Between both bands, Brooks has spent many years perfecting the art of constructing short, compact songs overflowing with massive hooks. The material he crafts with Floor may not be as catchy as with Torche, but his new work is still very much a best-of-both-worlds scenario.

Sat., May 24, 9 p.m., 2014
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