Friday, May 27, 2016

Burrowing Through Muscles...

The Conqueror Worm - Demo (2015)



Coming to us from the much-loved city of Milwaukee, Conqueror Worm and their three-track demo make a solid first impression by laying out their policies on hard riffs, heavy atmosphere, and a willingness to move beyond slow tempos.  Sharp guitar tones (put into some tasty shredding that's infrequent enough to keep its edge), a bass presence that can flex out into bigger bulk when needed, and drums which seem to be taking a few pointers from classic NY punk for the faster sections come together in a bash that grabs the attention with its unruliness, and holds it with strong song-writing.
Though it's a little premature to start talking about the band's style, as it will surely be altered over the course of writing more songs and putting together further releases, I feel pretty confident in saying that this group is one to keep an ear on.  They're already showing that they know how to play the Hell out of a song while keeping the essential melody going strong, and though 2/3rds of the songs on this EP are in the 4-minute range, the closer, "Oceans Rise", shows that they can just as easily work stuff of longer length without losing that powerful drive.  Good tunes, certainly worth your time to check out, and if you like what you hear, you can support the band by snagging a cassette copy, a T-shirt (featuring the demo's cover art), or a die-hard combo pack limited to 13 copies with the cassette sealed by blood into an exclusive wooden case.  Stylish, yeah?  You bet your ass it is.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    early Exciter, Heavydeath, The Munsens, Stoneburner, Wolf Blood




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