Awesome and hard to find split CD from the grindcore masters from Singapore and I Abhor!
A must have for fans of INSECT WARFARE, FLESH PARADE, KILL THE CLIENT, PHOBIA, NAPALM DEATH, NASUM, EXTREME NOISE TERROR.
Singapore grinders Wormrot, fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed full length debut, Abuse, are back with eight new tracks as part of a split with California’s I Abhor. The split, released by the awesomely named Scrotum Jus Records, start things off with five tracks of late 80′s/early 90s-style of grindcore. Tons of distortion, barked vocals and blast beats throughout the five minutes of material they’ve released here. Stylistically they remind me a great deal of Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation and Assuck. Five minutes of material isn’t enough to form a solid opinion on any band, but I like what I hear and am hopeful they release something a bit lengthier in the future. The second half of the split belongs to Wormrot. While I was impressed with what I just heard from I Abhor, I’m completely blown away by Wormrot. I was a big enough fan of the original Scrotum Jus Records release of Abuse that I also bought the Earache Records 2CD re-issue, so needless to say I purchased this split solely for Wormrot‘s material, and they did not disappoint. Throughout their eight tracks they unleash the motherfucking fury with a torrent of blistering grindcore that’s as subtle as a chainsaw to the head. The music is fast, violent, catchy and with remarkably solid songwriting to boot. If you’re a fan of Insect Warfare, Flesh Parade, Kill the Client, Phobia, Napalm Death, Nasum and Extreme Noise Terror then you definitely need to add some Wormrot to your collection. While I’m not normally a fan of releases that are shorter than my standard jerk off sessions, this split is an exception to that rule. I Abhor have given a good first impression, and Wormrot have left me eagerly anticipating the release of their second full length, Dirge, this spring. Definitely a worthwhile purchase. - Teufels Tomb