Wormrot - Dirge review


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Band: Wormrot
Album: Dirge
Release date: May 2011

01. No One Gives A Shit
02. Compulsive Disposition
03. All Go No Emo
04. Public Display Of Infection
05. Overpowered Violence
06. Semiconcious Godsize Dumbass
07. Spot A Pathetic
08. Evolved Into Nothing
09. Butt Krieg Is Showing
10. Fucking Fierce So What
11. Ferocious Bombardment
12. Principle Of The Puppet Warfare
13. Deceased Occupation
14. Waste Of Time
15. Stench Of Ignorance
16. Meteor To The Face
17. Addicts Of Misery
18. You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem
19. Erased Existence
20. Back Stabber Mission Aborted
21. Destruct The Bastards
22. Plunged Into Illusions
23. Manipulation
24. A Dead Issue
25. The Final Insult
26. Grind Emergency [Limited LP bonus]
27. Grind On Impulse [Limited LP bonus]

"Singapore i/ˈsɪŋəpɔər/, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands" - Wikipedia

Well, I was going to make a witty remark on how it had to be fate for these musicians to come together in such a small and remote area, but it seems that the country is much larger than I thought… Oh well, I guess you learn something new every day. Well I'm glad they came together anyway, because they made one hell of an album.

Dirge blasted my ears and melted my brain for just under 20 minutes, and I've got to say… that's one awesome feeling. Now, never hearing the band before, I was suspecting 20 minutes of guys playing random notes and yelling at 30000 Bpm. What I got, was an amazing, mosh-tastic album. I was immediately attracted to the vocal work of Arif; it was similar to the vocal work of Insect Warfare. I particularly liked his high vocals; they remind me of a crazy person screaming in an insane asylum.

The next thing that popped into my head was the drum work. Crazy fast and blasting, just how it should be on any grindcore album. But here's the kicker, it's not all blasting: they add some nice beats that keep you grooving and interested in this album. The guitar work is also very good. The riffs flow well and add to an already amazing atmosphere.

Overall, this is a fantastic grindcore album.

P.S. I love the song titles.

Highlights- "All Go No Emo" and "Meteor To The Face"

Rating breakdown
Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 8

Written by Boxcar Willy | 16.02.2012


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