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Fifth album from the Miami sludge-rock band and the first with new new bassist Eric Hernandez of Wrong

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  1. 8.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is an excellent return to form that should please current fans, but I wouldn’t argue with it being a great place to start for first-time listeners of the band as well
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Combining combustive beats and face-melting blasts of doom, sludge, and stoner metal-worthy riffs with soaring, shoegazey melodies, Admission feels both punitive and uplifting
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Torche are one of the most important and unique heavy bands of the last decade, and Admission serves as another solid entry in their catalogue. For a full picture of the band, Admission is the record
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Admission isn't an enormous change in the sound of Torche, but rather an affirmation that this band insists on forging new paths and confounding expectations
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  5. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Florida band sprinkles more synth pop into its sludgy concoction
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  6. 7.0 |   Punk News

    While thematically it can get dark and personal, there’s no doubt Torche are enjoying themselves on Admission
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  7. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    The metal band’s latest album retains the sludgy ferocity of its best work while opening up to include elements of shoegaze and dream pop, to mixed success
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  8. 5.5 |   The Arts Desk

    Torche is a talented band that appear to be rendered unfocused by their lack of freedom to explore
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