Wormwitch are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a very raw form of black metal with some elements of crust and black'n'roll and this is a review of their 2017 album "Strike Mortal Soil" which was released by Naturmacht Productions.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into a heavier direction which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording along with a brief use of angry shouts and after awhile black'n'roll style riffing is added onto t he recording while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads add in a touch of traditional rock and melodic vocals can also be heard on a few tracks while the music also mixes in elements of crust punk and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard briefly and spoken word parts are added onto the closing track.
Wormwitch plays a music style that is very heavily influenced by the Nordic style of black metal while also mixing in some elements of rock'n'roll and crust to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Wormwitch are a very great sounding black metal band with elements of crust and rock'n'roll and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As Above" "Even The Sun Will Die" "Everlasting Lie' and "So Below". 8 out of 10.