altars of radness wrote:Man, I like the music a lot. There aren't many techy/rhythm-slaughtering bands that manage to maintain the kind of momentum Wormed does. I just have the same problem with them that I have with Inquisition and had with Demilich: clearly a ton of work has gone into making the music as unique and heavy as possible, but there doesn't seem to be any thought at all put into the vocals. The more I listen to any of those bands the less of an issue it becomes, but I still think it's stupid.
OK, I won't argue at you any more about this one - once you put them in the same bin with Demilich I completely see where you're coming from. And that's cool. Even though I can love Vader's Litany with that techno bass drum, I know Mikehamster will never, ever get past it... and I won't argue at him either.
If we're going to be comparing to things, I think WORMED is most accurately a ridiculously primal version of Spawn of Possession... the guitar work is id'd out and so are the vocals. It clicks for me. And yeah if SoP had ultra-guttural inhaled spacepigfart vox it would be stupid. It's not like they're universally good vocals - I just like them a lot in context.
Overwrought compositions contrasted with sub-caveman textures, then finished off with extra-musical elements about inhuman science topics from the smallest to largest scales? Can't resist.