Worms of the Earth - The Lesser Ophidian Gate
Dark Ambient, Martial Industrial Now after a long hiatus from Brutal Resonance reviews whilst working on my own musical endeavors I have returned to do my public service by presenting good music and calling out the shit bands. Fortunately in the case of Worms of the earth I get to spend this review saying nothing but compliments and constructive criticisms about this release.

To start off I find it very, very hard to classify this release, it has elements of industrial and ambient together that fit quite well. Sometimes it?s ambient and spooky while at other occasions it sounds like throwing pots and pans on a spinning roulette wheel. All the instruments and vocals flow well together and it just has a very rough, raw edgy appeal/aesthetic to it that I greatly admire for actually staying consistent and hard in this era of clones.

The visual aesthetic is also something that appeals to me, as it is also very dark and well designed to keep me interested. But what is best about it is how well the cover captures and demonstrates the content so vividly and so well. To me, music is 50 percent music & 50 percent image/promotion.

You may have the greatest material in the world, but if you don't look the part you won?t get far. However if your some talentless corporate bland life form with a marketing board behind your bum then it's a given that you'll go gold and be forgotten within the next fortnight.

But Worms of the Earth stand out to me, they do not compromise for sound or ideology and that is something I can really respect. The crown jewel of the release is easily the remix done by vicious alliance. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a gigantic Vicious Alliance fan. And every single time Vicious Alliance release a remix I eat it up and cherish it like it was my hypothetical child's first fledging words.

I apologize personally to Worms of the Earth for the lateness of this critique, I have been wrapped up heavily within my own releases and my day job. Also a second apology goes to the next review lined up as well. But enough about my reasons take my word for it.

While it isn't flawless, this is a solid release. And you'd be a fool not to give it a chance.
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Worms of the Earth - The Lesser Ophidian Gate

Now after a long hiatus from Brutal Resonance reviews whilst working on my own musical endeavors I have returned to do my public service by presenting good music and calling out the shit bands. Fortunately in the case of Worms of the earth I get to spend this review saying nothing but compliments and constructive criticisms about this release.

To start off I find it very, very hard to classify this release, it has elements of industrial and ambient together that fit quite well. Sometimes it?s ambient and spooky while at other occasions it sounds like throwing pots and pans on a spinning roulette wheel. All the instruments and vocals flow well together and it just has a very rough, raw edgy appeal/aesthetic to it that I greatly admire for actually staying consistent and hard in this era of clones.

The visual aesthetic is also something that appeals to me, as it is also very dark and well designed to keep me interested. But what is best about it is how well the cover captures and demonstrates the content so vividly and so well. To me, music is 50 percent music & 50 percent image/promotion.

You may have the greatest material in the world, but if you don't look the part you won?t get far. However if your some talentless corporate bland life form with a marketing board behind your bum then it's a given that you'll go gold and be forgotten within the next fortnight.

But Worms of the Earth stand out to me, they do not compromise for sound or ideology and that is something I can really respect. The crown jewel of the release is easily the remix done by vicious alliance. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a gigantic Vicious Alliance fan. And every single time Vicious Alliance release a remix I eat it up and cherish it like it was my hypothetical child's first fledging words.

I apologize personally to Worms of the Earth for the lateness of this critique, I have been wrapped up heavily within my own releases and my day job. Also a second apology goes to the next review lined up as well. But enough about my reasons take my word for it.

While it isn't flawless, this is a solid release. And you'd be a fool not to give it a chance.
Sep 05 2011

Gerard Hawkins

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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