“TORMENT DEFINED (USA) This is brutal death/thrash metal with semi-technical inclinations (think Carcass' "Necrotism...") and atmospheric keyboard-infused sections the latter bringing the approach close to Cradle of Filth-esque gothic/black metal. The tempo is quite fast with frequent technical chops and compulsive blasts filling in the picture. The raven-like vocals are typical black, but kind of suit the intense hectic delivery which stays much closer to death metal.”
"Ultra-killer, high-caliber, yet brutal Black Metal from Texas!"
"In the areas of brutality and precision - many bands try, some come close; TORMENT DEFINED succeeds!"
“An impressive blend articulating Death-ish Black Thrash and Gothic Neo-classicism!”
"Clearly at the forefront of a genre which, at the moment, includes only them. This promises to be only the beginning!"
“TORMENT DEFINED - "Sigils of the Ancient Ones" "***** - 5 STARS”
“With Lovecraftian, esoteric, and occult themes,"Sigils of the Ancient Ones" features a totally high-quality recording that puts most major-label releases to shame! ”
“Never in the deepest chasms of the most complex nightmare could any but this lot create such a classic!”
"Sigils of the Ancient Ones" brings to mind many possible influences, yet none you could definitely put your finger on due to the creative execution!"
“Dallas-based TORMENT DEFINED skillfully presents a worthy album of attention-getting songs sure to win legions of die-hard fans of Extreme Underground Black and Death Metal!”