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[EP REVIEW] Boreworm: Entomophobia

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The sounds of rain to start opening track Synapse provide the calm before the storm which sees the pounding riffs of Mike Bielenda, former bassist for The Yellow Sign, turned guitarist and bassist Sam Fraser come together as one heavy mass. The blast beats come at full pelt and a nifty guitar solo from Bielenda shows he was made to be a guitarist. That familiar voice of  Dave Hoffman (ex-The Contortionist) sounds like a rabid dog that has just as much bark as bite.


Esoteric continues with the blast beats and drummer, Cody McCoy  (Černá, Anagnorisis), slows it down a notch at times carrying the sludge provided by the hard hitting riffs, giving endless drum fills with his precise drumming technique. The Vile Husk grooves while keeping brutal. The shortest song on the EP at just over three minutes, with others ranging from the five to seven-minute mark. The violent screams of Hoffman make way for some double bass that pounds like the sound of a monster breaking out of an Egyptian tomb. Never short of guitar solos, Bielenda delivers again. Rivers of Nihil’s Brody Uttley, makes a guest appearance, providing a solo on title-track, Entomophobia which closes the EP. The song merges various genres into one chaotic combination of sorts, blending elements of death with prog and thrashing out while getting technical. The epic track is a standout that would please the spectrum of metal fans in general. The sound of rain like heard in the intro, either says its all over now baby blue or that it’s time to hit repeat and enjoy this fucker right from the top.

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