Wormrot
Abuse


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zedo Kei USER (51 Reviews)
May 13th, 2012 | 53 replies | 5,641 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Totally abuse!

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

People who come from a background outside grindcore usually complain about short duration and how difficult to differentiate and memorize each song of an album. This such complaint is understandable and forgivable, because it's indeed like that! Thus, everybody will also face such a hard situation when they give Wormrot's Abuse a listen. Contains 23 super dynamic tracks with only 22 minutes of music, the listeners surely need a little more time to dig - two or three spins is fairly enough to decide whether the album is good or bad. However, any fan of this genre whose strong passion with a well done stuff, probably will never want left behind to check out this crazy abusive release. This Wormwot's debut, arguably is the most dangerous grind stuff that people can get from country like Singapore. Considering that Singapore is not a hot-bed in producing this such extreme music, and also their metal scene is relatively smaller than neighbor countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, nonetheless, they have Wormwot, and Singaporean fans are fucking lucky having this band in their scene.

Abuse is a very fitting album title. Southeastern Asia music lovers, especially the teenage-boys who are crazy about K-pop and boybands, probably, when they try tasting this harsh music, they won't hold-out for the second track. One grind song is more than enough to "sodomize" and "abuse" their eardrums. Aarrgghhh! Have 'em ear specialist, hmm, but wait, they easily can revert to their K-pop and favorite boybands, right? Healing themselves. It definitely will treat their traumatic! Good God. Even so, it's very worthy to notice that nothing wrong with K-pop, this genre won't slay, anyway! Also, just let them drunken and ecstatic in their somewhat gay-ish dances - everybody has own music predilection, right? Hmm, whatever! The important thing is, as whole, Abuse offers a solid run of grind, it is not merely energetic, dynamic, and relentless music, but it also has some groove and thrash elements inside it; tracks Murder and Good Times are finest examples to check out. Also, Lost Swines is great opening track - mid-faced riffs is so impressive, cruel, and at the same time also catchy. The tracks that are less than a half minute like Condemnation, Sledgehammer, and another three tracks, Wormrot delivered them all wildly, fast, and uncompromisingly give the listener no chance to take a breath. First time listeners surely will have a trouble to enjoy those tracks. But, when they begin to seek for any difference on each one of them, such as song's tempo, drum fills and its alternation, guitar riffs, even vocalizing styles, sooner or later they will realize that those songs adequately varied in composition.

In relation to Wormwot's musicianship, it's pretty safe to say that this 3-piece band is very skilled and talented, or at least they do fit playing grindcore. Vocally, Arif alternates between low growl and high-pitched scream, sometimes he also manages to shriek and bark. His scream or shout probably will remind people to many traditional hardcore vocalists, while his growl, undoubtedly is a bit reminiscent of legendary death/grind act, Napalm Death. His versatile vocals pattern will give first time listeners a strong impression. With such awesome vocals performances on Abuse, arguably Arif is one of the finest grindcore vocalists today. Guitarist Syid, beyond question, also has the real significant contribution in making this album become great. Although his riffing is not so innovative, and people easily could find this such style in many grind and hardcore albums or even thrash, however, Syid succeeded in managing his own style and gets his own signature, so let's hope he will always stand out with it. While his band-mates play solid, drummer Fitri also fits the intensity side of music. He plays with a full-energy, anger, and deliver blast-beats with nice fills here and there. Fit's drumming will stand out, he tends to explore the more 'techny' side of thrash beside his ferocious and dynamics hardcore beats delivery.

Conclusion, as mentioned earlier, Abuse offers a solid run of grind from start to finish. It is sophisticated grind release for the advanced grind fans. Production quality is pretty polished with no any particular overwhelming instrument or sound - all is linear and proportional. Perhaps, the only real flaw, the album provides nothing groundbreaking. However, at the same time, it's also not fair citing this such thing as a flaw or weakness. Come on, let's face the fact that the album is just another excellent grind stuff - an excellent executed stuff. Abuse is the stuff that every grindcore fan is starved for, and without being so finicky they will consume this Wormrot's debut album until they realize that 22 minutes is far than enough!



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ZedO
May 13th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

http://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind

ThroneOfAgony
May 13th 2012



3485 Comments


Nice review. This album is ridiculously good

ZedO
May 13th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks, Throne...

ThroneOfAgony
May 13th 2012



3485 Comments


I find it real easy to remember grindcore songs personally. Unless i'm not in the mood for it, which
is rare

Graveyard
May 13th 2012



5700 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fade being sarcastic as usual

album rules though, way better than Dirge imo

Digging: Total Control - Typical System

CaptainDooRight
May 13th 2012



28835 Comments


Wow Zed this is one of your best reviews. Pos

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2012



4410 Comments


Another good review, Zed. Youre on a roll.
POS'd.

Digging: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

iamthenightmare
May 13th 2012



754 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Such a ridiculously good album

Coast
May 14th 2012



213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is a romp.

ZedO
May 14th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks, everyone...
...a friend of mine only memorized about 9/10 of the album, fucking dumbass right
yeah, Riff your friend fucking dumbass...


Graveyard
May 14th 2012



5700 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're releasing a new album this year, here is the link:

http://up.liga.ir/images/6m7ux4qi4c6tyn7dvp1x.swf

ZedO
May 16th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Grave@ Wow, what's that?

Riff@ Whatever, Riff! Btw, your musical taste (pie chart)..., so cool!!!!!!!

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012



18311 Comments


yeah hes the most eliteist

Digging: Shed - Shot Selection

ZedO
May 16th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha...

Graveyard
May 16th 2012



5700 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

he's cool though, sometimes

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012



18311 Comments


he recd me this one ambient album one time and i was like "hey thanks fade" and he was like you are dumb dont listen to it you will ruin it

it hurt my feelings and i cried

ZedO
May 16th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cool? You're probably right, hmm, at least, I'm glad that he often listens to Mount Eerie, I used to listen their "No Flashlight" few years ago.....

heartofchambers355
June 11th 2012



163 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Awesome album. more bottom end then dirge witch is good and this album is really catchy too. this album is a nice even blend of thrash and punk, and when these guys slow it down they hit on some nice grooves. nice review

briefeclipse
June 11th 2012



48 Comments


This album wasn't all that great. I've heard better Grind.

ZedO
June 12th 2012



1096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

heartofchambers355 @ - thanks man, I agree with you ;]

briefeclipse @ - it's okay that you've heard better grind (what's your fav grind album?) I respect
your opinion, btw have you actually heard this album? Why did you give it such a low rate?



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