Top Notch cult from USA!
This is the sophomore album of Wormreich a band that is not a global success but at least they are in the right path to change this scenario.
They merge the putrid sound of war/bestial black metal with atmospheric ambiences making them a unique entity in the vast world of Black Metal.
For instance after the two strikes from hell that songs like Revelation I: Vox in Rama and Revelation II: Serpents of Choronzon are, a dark ambient piece called Shaare-Maveth follows with the wintery sadness, although they are from South of US.
Next number, Revelation III: Devotion’s Final War returns to the brutal gestalt of yore. By this time you start to perceive that Wormcult Revelations is a living entity, not following any framework of known extreme form of metal. The song is a perpetuum mobile of changes even if you spin the CD over and over again: you’ll discover arcane and hermetic sounds with the well defined purpose to catch the listener into their web of obscurity. The most interesting thing though, is that their sound is something good to hear, even when they are delivering waves of satanic and perverse riffs. It’s cohesive and never boring.
Revelation IV: Enim Satanas Meum Sanguinem is a complex piece of music with angular riffs and phrases that will bewilder the most attentive listener. However it’s something like a demoniac trance, the point is not to understand each and every passage, phrase or tempo: the pleasure is to sense the music entering your brain and dominate it while giving infernal delights of mysterious sounds. The vocals spew pure blasphemy in an irregular way. When the song finally reaches its end you feel yourself in the edge of the abyss.
Codex Luciferi is the most esoteric track of the whole opus: made only by keyboards, it surpasses the unaccountable message of the album. Wormreich always wins!
Final insult is a cover of Deathspell Omega‘s Malign Paradigm.
This is the band that is really perfect and I guess their world domination is not complete because the difficult vibe of their sound. But once people start to perceive the enticement behind the very existence of this band, cultists will get a hold of this masterpiece. If I had to give it a rate it’ll be 666/666.
Wormcult Revelations is out now on Moribund