Friday, March 27, 2009

Zyklon – World ov Worms

World ov Worms

This band has Emperor connections out the wahzoo. Samoth (as Zamoth) and Trym play guitar and drums respectively. Original Emperor drummer Bard “Faust” Eithun wrote the album’s lyrics. Emperor rules, but what about World ov Worms?

This is an Emperor-style black metal attack with very slick production. The bands describes themselves as blackened, modern death metal. I don’t hear any death metal on this record at all. I hear an 80s thrash influence (Hirax, Dark Angel, etc…) and the kind of industrial overtones that appear on Susperia and Katatonia records. I can picture a coke-addled Trent Reznor signing this to Nothing Records back in 1994.

I take that back. “Storm Detonation” sounds like a death metal song, in a Beneath the Massacre sort of way. Whether or not World ov Worms is contemporary techno-thrash is for you to decide. Either way, this record is a worthy debut album from metal legends starting over. Get this.

Zyklon – World ov Worms


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