Whorls are a band from Denmark that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of post black metal and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Petrichor".
A very dark and heavy post black metal sound starts off the album and a few seconds later blast beats and high pitched screams make their presence known on the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the faster sections add in elements of raw black metal.
Melodies can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a lot of post hardcore elements are added into the music and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar leads are utilized they are very dark, distorted and melodic in sound.
Whorls creates another album that takes post black metal and hardcore and mixes them together while the main focus is more on the blackened side and the music has more of a rawer edge this time around, the production sounds very dark and raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in Danish and cover angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Whorls and if you are a fan of hardcore and post black metal, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Parousia" "Caeles" and "Petrichor". 8 out of 10.