WORMWITCH - Strike Mortal Coil
The info on this one was black metal meets a rock n roll approach aka: black n roll. Although the more times I listen the more I'm thinking Gothenburg-style melodic black and death metal. Yeah and that's strange since this debut full length comes from some Canadians. Specifically WORMWITCH hail from Vancouver, British Columbia. They've been around since 2015 and their only previous official out put is a single from last year.
Now black n roll is nothing new as far as a sub-genre of black metal. Secondly it's a fun sounding, get the fuck off yer ass type of sound. I'd say there's quite a few blackened thrash acts the lean more towards it then their own. As far as WORMWITCH goes they kinda remind me of a cross between DARK FUNERAL and DISFEAR. Not a bad pairing in the least. The vocals come over as harsh for the most part. Musically their songs are mostly rocking with some exceptions.
"Even the Sun Will Die" shows the band having some doom aspirations. Actually it's a pretty damm good cut with monstrous riffs coupled with solid drumming. The song then bleeds into some straight up black metal which ends in pure rocking glory. Another twist is the song "...and Smote His Ruin upon the Mountainside", a cut which opens as a sludge covered beast which reverts back into the band's standard black n roll march. All in all a decent release.