2019 was a monstrous year for extreme music. Now entering 2020 for my first album review of the year, international based outfitters Wormhole are back with a new full-length released through Lacerated Enemy Records titled The Weakest Among Us. I first discovered Wormhole around 2017 after hearing their debut release of Genesis. That album not only impressed me to hear elements of technical and brutal death metal with deathcore signatures thrown into the mixture but it was a fresh take to see where their sound is taking them. Now with The Weakest Among Us, first things first is the band has a new frontman Anshuman Goswami whom also sang live vocals for New Jersey’s Cognitive.
Musically, Wormhole’s lyricism reflects on various themes from technology, science fiction, alienware themed and extraterrestrial style of brutal death metal but what’s fascinating about this release is this album not only gathered incredible amounts of impressive instrumentation work but also contributed a atmosphere so impressive and pummeling, the members took inspiration for their devoted craft and have made a album that engages the listener to strap themselves into the deepest core from space. Eight songs, and clocking in at 29 minutes in length features blistering, complimented, twisted and wasting no time on their hands to create a creation that’s highly fractional for the brutal death metal community.
Then with tracks such as Wave Quake Generator Plasma Artillery Cannon, Ingswarm, The Weakest Among Us and D-S3 the songs contains razor-sharped technical patterns of vicious guitars, dynamic signatures from the drums, complex and executed bass tones and vocal work keeps the progression on the album diving into the stratosphere on how much the mixtures and technicality represented here is nothing but excellent. The Weakest Among Us took the biggest, strongest and atmospheric territories keeps the listener onto a journey so isolated it’s very thunderous to maintain such organic musicality and they’ve took their sound to such great leaps and bounds.
It’s a album that emerges the listener to get a sense what the genre is fully capable of for the brutal death metal scene.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler