Monday, April 6, 2009

Wormsblood - In the Stars (2008)

Absolutely insane band. Describing this release is beyond me, so I refer you to the press release for the vinyl version below.

"Hailing from grim Wisconsin, WORMSBLOOD have honed their craft since 2002 on solstice and eclipse. They create "BLOOD SORCERY = Progressive Blackened Stenchcore". "In the stars" is a tumultous sonic cauldron overflowing with elements of true metal, noise, black metal, field recordings, free folk and eye of newt. Littered with occult references and clearly a work of some intelligence, "In the stars" baffles the listener as it drags them through the bleak Oshkosh woods in a lysergic Wild Hunt: from the ritual / field recording sounds of primitive percussion and the united voices of animal and man that give way to epic riffing and the deranged vocals of opener "Thundercall", its clear that these kids didn't have a lot of friends at school.

Sabbath-esque riffs, putrid thrashing, animal howls, primitive blast beats, cheap keyboards, broken throat vocals, necro production, guitar solos, abyssic noise, and a theatrical sensibility for the epic make WORMSBLOOD defy attempts to pigeon hole. Nay, they take the pigeon, sacrifice it on a primitive wooden altar to the spirits unknown and stuff the corpse in your hole. "Outsider Black Metal" seems to be the best match, but "In the stars" is so much more." - Aurora Borealis

Label: 23 Productions / Faunasabbatha / Aurora Borealis


Zodiac "Wyrdskull" Widdershins
Crimson Maaritkitaka
Vragknacht the Two-Handed


1 Thundercall (Intro)
2 Ritual Use Of The Athame
3 Inheritor
4 The Marriage (Eclipse)
5 The First Dim Shinings (Of Those About To Awaken)
6 Street Jammer (Manilla Road Cover, Live Rehearsal)
7 The Axis of Apator
8 Tolling Beyond Our Lunar Trance
9 Fyrnsidu
10 Siege (Live Rehearsal)
11 In The Stars
12 From These Dark Fields (We Can See The Stars...)
13 Ritual Of Bone And Horn / A Houndish Child Arise
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Anonymous said...

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Peter Tron said...


i dont suppose you might be able to repost links to 'ambiguitas' and 'peak experience' by Maeror Tri, as that would be great.

heres hoping,


Witheringvisions said...


You'll have to ask SolitaryEve as it was he that made those posts. In case he misses this comment, you can get in touch with him using the 'contact admin' link at the top.


Glad you're enjoying the blog, thanks for letting us know.

RESET reset RESET said...

Very interesting relase.... thanks...!!

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