Coffinworm
When All Became None


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jordan F. USER (21 Reviews)
April 22nd, 2010 | 104 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A storm of pestilential, nihilistic blackened sludge. One of the best examples of those two vicious genres being combined.

Coffinworm is a zero bullsh*t, five piece metal band from Indiana and “When All Became None” is their first full length. Their sound could be described as the horrific procreation of black metal and sludge/doom. A bit like what the cursed offspring of Darkthrone and Eyehategod would grow up to be. They also have members of Black Arrows of Filth & Impurity, these guys know how to destroy. Recently signed to Profound Lore, the band definitely has massive potential. From the moment “Blood Born Doom” begins, the ears are terrorized with a huge swell of feedback. Before long things escalate into eerie arpeggios and crushing riffs. The shrieking vocals are devastating and there are some death growls thrown around too.

Most of the album keeps things pretty slow and heavy but the first minute of “The Sadistic Rites of Count Tabernacula” definitely will rip some faces. It features some very solid drumming and the vocals there are just invigorating.“Spitting in Infinity’s Asshole” not only features the greatest song title of the year but also the only solo on this album. Things also get a bit crusty near the end of that track, for a truly violent ending. “High on the Reek of Your Burning Remains” begins with a sickening, doomy dirge that captivates like a gorgon’s eyes. It builds up only to annihilate. “Start Saving for Your Funeral” was the first track I ever heard from these guys and it still remains my favorite. It’s catchy, yet still one of the most bleak and heavy tracks out there. Close in competition would be “Strip Nude for Your Killer” in which the title is roared in death metal fashion. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming that line.

The production is murky but captures the powerful atmosphere and fits the style. Overall this is some of the rawest, angriest sh*t imaginable and it retains a very evil atmosphere. Catching them live sounds like it would be amazing, supposedly they have scenes from gore flicks playing in the background. Each of the 6 tracks sit between 6-8 minutes, for a 43 minute total. It’s hard to think of something to complain about with this album. Maybe the vocals will grate on some peoples nerves...but that's basically what they are supposed to do. “When All Became None” is one of the most grim albums I have heard this year and it’s sure to leave a mark in extreme music. Definitely give the album a listen if this style of metal interests you.



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rasputin
April 22nd 2010


14550 Comments


good review, good album

i'm probably going to the review this for the other site i write for, i'll probably give it a similar rating

scissorlocked
April 22nd 2010


3511 Comments


I've never heard of these guys.I'll check them out so...

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liledman
April 22nd 2010


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just so happens that im downloading this right now

Wizard
April 22nd 2010


19508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Anything off Profound Lore is great and I put this on order after reading about it a couple days ago hahahaha. Review is ace and got me excited!

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liledman
April 22nd 2010


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is pretty sweet, i really like the grating vocals... suits it perfectly.

Plutonio
April 22nd 2010


474 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The lack of ratings for this album=fail

Relinquished
April 22nd 2010


25200 Comments


album rules

AvictimOfSociety
April 22nd 2010


71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dis shit is da bomb b.

Oh yeah good review as well.

Bleekill
April 22nd 2010


832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks guys. This might be my top sludge album of the year but we'll see cause Thou's Summit should be coming out soon and then Corrupted and Moss are supposed to have releases. Coffinworm is at least the best newcomer this year.

Relinquished
April 22nd 2010


25200 Comments


Have you heard Thou's new EP?

Bleekill
April 22nd 2010


832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah it was pretty cool. I like that they covered Sifting.

Dryden
April 22nd 2010


12928 Comments


fucking rules

iBosley
April 22nd 2010


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this kills

Relinquished
April 22nd 2010


25200 Comments


demo isn't that bad either

iBosley
April 22nd 2010


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also, had no idea Corrupted was releasing new stuff. Fucking pumped

Relinquished
April 22nd 2010


25200 Comments


Will probably be a good year for sludge/doom/drone

Dryden
April 22nd 2010


12928 Comments


yess

Wizard
April 22nd 2010


19508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will probably be a good year for sludge/doom/drone

FUCK YES!

iBosley
April 22nd 2010


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah with that and Thou's new album this year is shaping up to be great. This is one of my faves I've heard this year too

Wizard
April 22nd 2010


19508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Majesty and Decay.



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