20 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Singaporean grindcore trio releases the kraken.

Explicit

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Singaporean grindcore trio releases the kraken.

Explicit
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Customer Reviews

Evolutionary Bliss

NewHarmony,

I've been a fan of Wormrot since Abuse came out, and all of their work is absolutely wonderful, with Abuse being one of my favorite metal albums of all time. In Voices, they stick to their typical chugging, harsh and gritty aesthetic that made me fall in love with them. Even though the album isn't expected for a few months, from all the previews I've heard it blows their previous works out of the water.
They stick to their roots, but also make some changes. Noticeably the songs are mostly longer than a minute, which wasn't the case with Abuse or Dirge. Although I love grind in all of its forms, 30 second songs get old pretty quickly to me, but that's my own opinion.
Another stand-out difference here is that the guitar and vocals are blended together so well that neither overrides the other, which is another improvement over their previous releases, with the guitars drowning out the vocals on every album.
The drumming is fast as ever, with blast beats and double bass being hammered out at a breakneck speed. Also on the topic of drumming; they've kept the cymbals in the forefront with this album, which is a relief because I've always adored that aspect of their previous albums.
The vocals absolutely shred, with no drop in quality from Wormrot's previous albums.
Overall I see this album replacing Abuse as my favorite grindcore album of all time

Melodic grindcore? HELL YES!

EvanOfGD,

I'm just amazed by the versatility of this guitars-drums-vox trio, cramming every influence of theirs into a good minute. Granted, I wish the songs were much longer than a minute total, but the songwriting is fantastic. I've never heard a grindcore album that can be ethereal and melodic, yet grinding and pummeling the next minute ("Hollow Roots" says it all for that). Definitely a new take on the definition of grindcore, and a must-buy from Wormrot!

Great album

Hshahdk,

Really good album but sounds a little different than older wormrot stuff. Slower songs and breakdowns here and there. Asides from that, great album.

About Wormrot

Wormrot is a grindcore band from Singapore -- yes, Singapore -- that focuses entirely on mini-releases like 2007's Dead and 2008's Bastardphobic EPs before unleashing a 23-song, 22-minute "full-length" with 2009's Abuse. The latter's startlingly infectious brutality duly attracted the attention of Earache Records, which reissued the album worldwide the following year. Notably, although early lineups included a bass player, Wormrot do without, obviously taking a page from Pig Destroyer by consisting solely of vocalist Arif, guitarist Rasyid, and drummer Fitri.

Wormrot's second album, their first recorded under the aegis of Earache, was 2011's Dirge, which toned down the metal influences for a crusty punk sound. After touring it, the band took a three-year hiatus, during which they continued to write. During this time, Fitri went missing and was dismissed from the band to be replaced by Vijesh Ghariwala. With an injection of fresh blood on board, Wormrot returned in 2016 with their third album, Voices, a quantum leap forward in terms of songwriting and production. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & John D. Buchanan

  • ORIGIN
    Singapore
  • FORMED
    2007

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