WVRM: Heartache: LP

The cover of this record is a skeleton holding an hour glass in a cave with its head framed in a golden halo. I only mention that because it sounds exactly like the cover looks, which is actually surprisingly rare. Wvrm are from somewhere (I’m going to guess one of the Carolinas) and play heavy grind with some very brutal, very dissonant breakdowns. The music skews heavily to the metal side of the genre. The production on the drums is crystal clear and the cymbal hits on the blast beats are something to be envied, but they can overpower the rest of the band during some of the slow parts. The guitars play perfectly-in-tune out-of-tune riffs and the vocals are shrieks. This is a solid, quality release all around. –Ian Wise (To Live A Lie)