Tornado are a Thrash, Sleeze, Glam band from Tampere-Kuopio, Finland. The band consists of Superstar Joey Severance – Vocals, Tommy Shred – Lead Guitar and Henry Steel – Bass.
Finland like Sweden and Norway, is one hell of a country for brilliant bands, because those countries, in the last twenty five plus years have created some very very influential bands such as Arch Enemy, Bathory, Dimmu Borgir, just to name a few.
When I came across Tornado, about month back, I put on the Commitment Of Excellence album – just to get my initial thoughts – so as listened to a couple of tracks, I thought, OK this band is decent. So, here we are now, sitting down, listening to the whole album proper, and I can tell you that my initial thoughts were correct, that this band is good.
Over the course of of the album, the songs that I either I found that I like or I found interesting are: A Minute of Nothing, White Horse of the Apocalypse, Global Pandemic, Spirit and Opportunity, The Flight of Yuri Gagarin, Endless Forms of Torment, Through Difficulties to Victory, Supremacy, Chaos among the Ruins, United Forces (S.O.D. Cover) and At the Chapel of Rest.
A Minute of Nothing is a good little intro to the album, as the title of the song suggest this comes just over a minute long. On White Horse of the Apocalypse, I liked the guitars and drums on this, as it reminds me of Slayer, and when I did a bit of research on Tornado, they said that one of their influences is Slayer, and Slayer is one of my favourite Thrash bands. Global Pandemic is another good track, as the vocals on this are on point, and couple that with the brilliant guitars and drums, they make this song really good. Spirit and Opportunity is one of those tracks, that has a slightly slower vibe to it, but it is none the less a very solid Thrash Metal track, especially with the drums and guitars, and I liked the vocals on this track, that goes from clean to dirty with ease. The Flight of Yuri Gagarin, at first I wasn’t to sure of this song, because of the of the intro, but on the second listen to it, I came to like it because of the singer and the drums. On Endless Forms of Torment I really liked the intro, because of the how the guitars are, and when the song went on I liked it even more, as the energy on this song is high and this could get you up and start a mosh pit. Through Difficulties to Victory is a good instrumental track from the band. On Supremacy the energy on this song is pretty high and their is some really cool riffs from the guitarist and the drummer and vocalist are on point. Chaos among the Ruins, when the vocals comes in with the opening scream, this reminds me of Slayer’s opening scream of Angel Of Death, which I liked the reference, the drums, guitars and bass are brilliant on this track. United Forces (S.O.D. Cover), now I haven’t heard much Of S.O.D. and from what I could remember of the band they were good, when I saw that Tornado covered United Forces, I was OK, this is a pretty good cover. At the Chapel of Rest is a good song and is the longest track off the album coming in at just over seven minutes, on the track there is some really good riffs and the drums are on point.
Well, Tornado are a really good band, as I enjoyed listening to the Commitment To Excellence album as it is good album from start to finish. If you are into the Thrash Metal genre or if you wanting to listen to something new, then I highly recommend that you go and check Tornado out on their Facebook page.
I would give Tornado and their Commitment To Excellence a 4.5 out of 5
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