Here's a republication of an old guest post. Enjoy! - Ed.
Written by: The Administrator
How best to describe Wormhole? If you're familiar with 'em, you know what I'm talking about. If you aren't, here's my best attempt: The Weakest Among Us is like unto a janitors' big ol' ring of keys, wherein every jangly item represents a markedly distinct genre. Which is to say, there is a lot going on here. Wormhole don't have a denying characteristic of their own, except for the ability to chameleon their way through both slam and tech-death landscapes--which, frankly, don't have a whole lot in common. Whilst one is an intricately designed garden, the other is a pile of craggy boulders. Do they mesh? After listening to this thing like 10 times, I'm still not entirely convinced...but Wormhole certainly put in the work.
In a remarkably brief span, this album features a dizzying display of noodly riffage, pig squealage, backbreaking breakdowns, and the kind of sci-fi centric prog wankery that can only be described as "cosmic chaos." If you indiscriminately threw Zappa, Rings of Saturn, Suffocation, an improvisational jazz quintet, and Spongebob in a blender, The Weakest Among Us would be the resulting slushy cocktail. As such, it's success depends entirely on the listener's own (in)ability to enjoy musical nonsensicality.
Take the back-to-back assault of slamming "rA9_myth" and space odyssey/astral nightmare "DS3." It doesn't meld, but it does offer a genuinely unique form of punishment/ecstasy. The combination will undoubtedly leave you dazed and confused--and if that kind of spastically belligerent experience is your speed, you'll undoubtedly have a good time.
Wormhole - The Weakest Among Us was released Jan. 14th, 2020 from Lacerated Enemy Records
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