Worm are a duo from Florida that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and atmospheric form of satanic/occult black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 demo "Nights In Hell".
A very dark and lo-fi black metal sound starts off the demo along with some drums and grim yet high pitched screams and the solos and leads bring in more of a melodic style that is more on the primitive side and you can also hear a great amount of 90's second wave influences in the guitar riffing.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear some melodies in the guitar riffing at times and some songs also bring in a small amount of atmospheric synths and there is also a brief use of melodic singing while the whole album also brings in a great amount of diversity.
At times the music sounds very ritualistic while a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and on later tracks the synths start getting more diverse and when the music finally speeds up it also brings in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and a couple of later songs also brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars along with an instrumental and as the album progresses the vocals start bringing in more depressive elements.
Worm creates a black metal album that is very atmospheric and raw while also being very experimental and ritualistic at the same time which also gives the songs a lot more originality, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Worm and if you are a fan of raw, atmospheric and ritualistic satanic/occult black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dark Prophecy Awaits" "Hell Knight" "Holy Forsaker" and "The Haunting Beneath the Firs". 8/5 out of 10.