Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom



8.2 | 45 votes |
Release date: 15 April 2013
Style: Black metal

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01. Sex Augu, Tólf Stjörnur
02. Djöflasýra
03. Á Altari Meistarans
04. Iður Úti

Line-up
Bjarni Einarsson - drums
H.V. Lyngdal - all instruments, vocals

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Apothecary
Rating:
8.3
It seems as though the Northern Europeans have developed a strange taste for popping a few acid tabs before getting their kvlt and corpse paint on as of late. The UK's A Forest Of Stars, the likes of Finns Oranssi Pazuzu, Candy Cane, and Verge… and now we have a one man contribution to this growing (although still minor) psychedelic trend within black metal: Iceland's Wormlust, the creative vision of one H.V. Lyngdal (keep your panties on boys and girls, that's H.V. Lyngdal, not H.P. Lovecraft).

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published 10.02.2013 | Comments (16)

The debut of Iceland's one-man black metal outfit isn't released on record until the Spring, but it can be streamed already via his bandcamp page. An amalgam of sprawling, cavernous avant-garde black metal and gloomy, spooky dark ambient, this is the first stellar release of the genre in 2013 and any fans of Mories' work (particularly De Magia Veterum and Cloak Of Altering) will surely find themselves at home with Wormlust.



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05.02.2013 - 12:42
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.02.2013 at 12:36

Yeah, it's the riffs and bass... It reminds me mostly of Cloak Of Altering more than any other Morie's project. A maelstrom of dissonant melodies and a pulsing bass coming right at you. Some of the high vocals are similar too. The overall production is also the same.

Oh of course the bass, forgot about that. Rarely do I hear that kind of bass in anything else.
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09.02.2013 - 17:53
Krankheit
The vocals reminds me of Leviathan. Good album!
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15.04.2013 - 00:08
!J.O.O.E.!
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Waaaay, can finally give this a vote!
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16.04.2013 - 20:19
Rating: 10
Neachy
Release pushed back to June 6. Damn it all!
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No Gods. No Masters.
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14.07.2013 - 11:42
Karcas
Finally some black metal !!!
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18.07.2013 - 01:07
Rating: 9
Bloodshotmage
That was different.
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27.08.2013 - 08:16
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Really good and atmospheric record. But nothing like Mories' work. Maybe this could be said to similar sounding to some of his mellowest work, but apart from that there is nothing here that reminds me of Mories.
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27.08.2013 - 11:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by 3rdWorld on 27.08.2013 at 08:16
Really good and atmospheric record. But nothing like Mories' work. Maybe this could be said to similar sounding to some of his mellowest work, but apart from that there is nothing here that reminds me of Mories.

The similarities are pretty big when you compare them to Cloak Of Altering (it's pretty obvious that it has nothing to do with his more extreme music). Like Joe and I said, it's the style of the riffs and bass that give away the influences.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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27.08.2013 - 21:06
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.08.2013 at 11:36

Written by 3rdWorld on 27.08.2013 at 08:16
Really good and atmospheric record. But nothing like Mories' work. Maybe this could be said to similar sounding to some of his mellowest work, but apart from that there is nothing here that reminds me of Mories.

The similarities are pretty big when you compare them to Cloak Of Altering (it's pretty obvious that it has nothing to do with his more extreme music). Like Joe and I said, it's the style of the riffs and bass that give away the influences.

Yup, but still it can't be said of their sound since i find COA more industrial/electronic than this. It just might be of the song structures and their playing style.
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27.08.2013 - 21:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by 3rdWorld on 27.08.2013 at 21:06
Yup, but still it can't be said of their sound since i find COA more industrial/electronic than this. It just might be of the song structures and their playing style.

Cloak Of Altering went pretty electronic on the latest. True, but I see (and I assume Joe as well) the similarities with the previous one which didn't have many electronic/industrial touches at all.
In any case, you are correct. I'm hinting more at the way the instruments are played rather than the songwriting itself. I never said ripoff though, I just find the influences obvious. Which is not the same thing.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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27.08.2013 - 21:40
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.08.2013 at 21:11

In any case, you are correct. I'm hinting more at the way the instruments are played rather than the songwriting itself. I never said ripoff though, I just find the influences obvious. Which is not the same thing.

It seems influenced by some of Mories' works, especially COA. But again COA is Mories' most straight forward black metal project implying the influences here can't be limited just to COA or DMV. I am just giving this more listens now to find out how crazy this realy is.
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04.09.2013 - 23:02
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
At the moment this is standing as my AOTY. A completely addictive album.
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13.12.2013 - 00:37
Rating: 9
mz
I'm late to the party but better late than never. It has everything I need to enjoy a black metal album: psychedelic, dissonant at points and with very effective ambient layers .
Also,I definitely get a CoA vibe from this, that's been discussed though.
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14.12.2013 - 19:45
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Mz, you're not the only one
I listened to it on Bandcamp when Joe picked it and I remember liking it a lot but it's until the last couple of days that I found myself playing it constantly (alongside the new Castevet which kicks major ass). marvelous record.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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19.12.2013 - 06:00
Rating: 8
Diverge
Holy shit, the end of the first song is absolutely bananas. I love it.
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09.02.2014 - 07:23
Lit.
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Written by Diverge on 19.12.2013 at 06:00

Holy shit, the end of the first song is absolutely bananas. I love it.

I was gonna say the end of the last song, but that's also good.
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07.09.2015 - 11:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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First time listening to this in a while. It's still something else. That bAss.
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08.09.2015 - 15:49
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 07.09.2015 at 11:24

First time listening to this in a while. It's still something else. That bAss.

I still revisit this album about once a month and I'm always impressed. Seriously inventive and addicting stuff
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08.09.2015 - 17:12
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F on 08.09.2015 at 15:49

I still revisit this album about once a month and I'm always impressed. Seriously inventive and addicting stuff

I want more of it. A new album (and for this one to be a little longer).
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08.01.2016 - 19:40
!J.O.O.E.!
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This album is special. The last 4 minutes or so are wonderfully bassy and euphoric.
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08.01.2016 - 20:32
Maco
Handbanana
I love the production in this album. Makes it sound delicious.
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I'm derp.
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21.01.2016 - 16:55
Rating: 10
Neachy
*Twiddles thumbs waiting for announcement of second album*
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No Gods. No Masters.
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30.05.2016 - 09:15
Rating: 9
Desert Father
The basswork is amazing in this album
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"Truly, my child, if I were allowed to see my sins, three or four men would not be enough to weep
for them." - Abba Dioscorus
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23.09.2016 - 05:47
Rating: 10
Neachy
I came: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1016310205133363&substory_index=0&id=107191389378587
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No Gods. No Masters.
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24.09.2016 - 08:36
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
I never enjoyed a lot it back then maybe time to give a revisit that the new album is coming.
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24.09.2016 - 11:08
Mikolaj
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This album has the perfect production from what I can remember. Connects great with the atmosphere
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27.09.2016 - 21:16
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Interesting interview of the guy behind this and the fucking awesome two new Ljain ep's this year.
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