WÜRM: “Poison” b/w “Zero Sum”: 7”

This 7” is the first new material from Würm in nearly forty years. Würm was started in 1973 by Ed Danky and Chuck Dukowski, the latter of whom would go on to join Black Flag. The lineup for this recording is all new compared to the band’s time in the ’70s and ’80s, with the exception of Dukowski. “Poison” is a psychedelic sludge metal song while “Zero Sum” is a shorter, faster tune that’s more punk influenced, more like if Black Sabbath met old Black Flag. The two songs aren’t blowing me away but this is still a solid release and a good listen. –Kurt Morris (Org, orgmusic.com)