WORMED – Exodoromos
Wormed took their good time on releasing the follow-up to their (in my opinion) somewhat overrated debut "Planisphærium" from 2003. I know the album is good and was well received but it´s not an album that gets to much play time these days. It was therefor with some exitement that "Exodromos" entered my inbox a while back and I must admit I have given this album quite some play time these last few weeks. Just to see if it will grow on me after additional listens. The result is somewhere in the middle. This spanish armada knows how to keep up the brutality without sounding to complex and that is a good thin.
Wormed´s brand of death metal is as you may know located well on the technical side of the spectre but with the brutality allways on top. Ultra low vocals, stop/start arrangements and blastings all over is the formula.
"Exodoromos" is for the couple of first listens just an lecture on how to enjoy this form of death metal. You have to learn to listen to it and after a couple of spins when you somewhat remember the songs and their complicate structures its easier to enjoy them. The negative aspect of this is that I am now quite fed up and looks for the skip button more often to get to the next interessting part. The production is very clear and suits the music well and I think that is a must on complex, well played extreme metal like this. That these spanish guys can play their instruments well are also of course a given and I´am looking forward to hear Wormed live sometime in the future.
Right now I´am going to let "Exodromos" rest for a while and see if it triggers any feelings say six months from now.