Worm are a band from Florida that plays a very dark, raw, atmospheric and grim form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 demo "The Deep Dark Earth Underlies All".
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with the leads bringing in more of that style and they are also a huge part of most of the tracks along with small amounts of clean playing which leads up to the music getting more heavier along with some grim black metal screams and you can also hear some atmospheric sounds in the background at times and a good portion of the tracks are long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and whispers can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a good mixture of both acoustic and heavy parts and at times the music can also be very ritualistic and experimental sounding along with some psychedelic elements being added into certain sections of the recording while some of the later tracks bring in a little bit of the fast and raw style of black metal which also sees blast beats being added onto the recording..
On some of the other tracks the band brings in a raw sound a raw sound but use a slower yet heavy style of guitar riffing which they mix in with the more atmospheric approach of the beginning songs and the album gets more diverse with each track and one of the songs is an ambient instrumental along with other tunes bringing in deep demonic growls and a few seconds of clean singing while the other songs go back to the more grim yet experimental style along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while one song is a short funeral song done with organs.
Worm creates a style of black metal that is very raw, dark, and grim while still being very atmospheric and melodic as well as the group also being very original by bringing in songs that bring in more of an experimental, ambient and ritualistic atmosphere to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Darkness, Occultism, Paganism, Satanism and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Worm are a very great sounding dark, raw, grim, atmospheric mixture of occult black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Illumination" "Legends From the Essence Of Hell" "More Cruel Than Any Midnight" and "The Deep Dark Earth underlies All". 8/5 out of 10.