Wormed
Omegon


4.0
excellent


Release Date: 07/05/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sounds from the deepest cosmic abyss.

Wormed is a band that I should love on paper. Their previous albums have every element that SHOULD make a great brutal/technical death metal album. Lightning fast riffage and blasts/fills and gurgling vocals with an image/lyrical content containing everything extraterrestrial. Unfortunately, the production of the previous albums didn’t stand up to the other elements that could’ve made this band a top tier death metal band. Whereas other “cosmic” death metal bands such as Blood Incantation (and Timeghoul before them) succeeded in creating a suffocating atmosphere, Wormed always seemed to come off as sterile and flat. With Omegon, all of that has changed.

A clear difference is present from the second Omegon starts. You’re immediately met with a disorienting flurry of blazing riffs and a blasting snare that sounds like it's metabolizing straight from the solar system. There’s a certain amount of murk and spacey savagery that was lacking in the band’s previous output. Take the breakdown at the end of Protogod for example. It is the PERFECT mixture of brutality and cosmic atmospherics and gives you a gauge of the overall improvement of these Spaniards. Wormed has learned how to balance between face melting riffage, inhuman drumming and an atmosphere akin to floating in space as your oxygen slowly drains to nothing. And the results of these tweaks to their sound are paying huge dividends.

Omegon is an album that finds a band finally reaching their potential. In a year filled with fantastic death metal releases from legendary bands, Wormed FINALLY released an album that can stack up against the best of the genre. Omegon is 40 minutes of nonstop brutality while still emphasizing and perfecting that cosmic atmosphere that they’ve desperately been trying to create since their conception. Wormed has finally cracked the code gentlemen and the outcome is glorious.



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3.7
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Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album is streaming in full on YT. Get on it bros. Easily this band's best album.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rfVQEi35cOQ&pp=ygUNd29ybWVkIG9tZWdvbg%3D%3D

DarkSideOfLucca
July 4th 2024


18316 Comments


I am so fucking excited for this but I prob can't jam it til tomorrow, ugh

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very pleasantly surprised by this. I don't like their previous 2 at all.

NightOnDrunkMountain
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2024


701 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You mean "such as" Blood Incantation in the first paragraph.



Will listen to this the following days!

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks bro nice catch! Will edit now.

NexCeleris
July 4th 2024


254 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hawkz with the instant rev. Instant pos.

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hell yeah bro! I like to write when stuff is fresh in my mind.

NexCeleris
July 4th 2024


254 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I know new DS is on the horizon, but until that is released, at least, this is gonna be my favorite album of 2024. Which is crazy considering the number of absolute bangers we've been gifted with these past six months.

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is another great one for this year yeah. Its insane.

DarkSideOfLucca
July 4th 2024


18316 Comments


The only album I heard from them was their first one

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never heard the debut but I'm gonna have to jam it soon lol.

efp123
July 4th 2024


328 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I knew you’d come around

JayEnder
July 4th 2024


20415 Comments


Who 1'd this lmao

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The culprit's 5s:



5.0 classic

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Very good background music. Lots of fun to listen to

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JayEnder
July 4th 2024


20415 Comments


Six Feet Under 5 LOL

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One dm 5 and its that band of all bands.

Dizchu
July 4th 2024


569 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Peak tech death. The melodic sections remind me of Lykathea Aflame.

Pikazilla
July 4th 2024


30446 Comments


"One dm 5 and its that band of all bands."

the periphery 4.5s should tell you everything lol

Hawks
July 4th 2024


90597 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Touchè.

Dmax28
July 4th 2024


1305 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Aetheric Transdimensionalization is so good



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