Release date: 15 April 2013
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.2 | 33 votes

Owners:

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13 want it


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

Review


Line-up
H.V. Lyngdal - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
Bjarni Einarsson - drums

Staff review by
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 (13)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

28.01.2013 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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!J.O.O.E.! - 28.01.2013 at 14:26  
Rating: 9 First great black metal record of 2013.
Pazdzioch - 28.01.2013 at 15:36  
  I'm on the second track and love it already... Thanks (again)!
Mr. Doctor - 28.01.2013 at 15:36  
  This is fantastic. Definitely got my mories-nerve tickling but it has a sound of its own nevertheless. Sweet bass sounds.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.01.2013 at 15:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.01.2013 at 15:36

This is fantastic. Definitely got my mories-nerve tickling but it has a sound of its own nevertheless. Sweet bass sounds.

Yes, the audible bass was one of the first things that reminded of a Mories' type sound. And I agree, there's definitely a unique strain running through this that makes it far more than just a copy of his work.

You're welcome Pazdz
Ag Fox - 28.01.2013 at 16:06  
  I dunno about whether Mories had an influence, but I really like this anyway
Alex Fenger - 28.01.2013 at 16:32  
Rating: 9 Holy shit this is good
eViL tAiLs - 28.01.2013 at 16:50  
  Now this looks and sounds very cool indeed.
Boxcar Willy - 28.01.2013 at 19:35  
  This looks promising.
Boxcar Willy - 28.01.2013 at 20:42  
  Those vocals.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.01.2013 at 21:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.01.2013 at 20:42

Those vocals.

Nice and buried in the mix. How black metal vocals should be.
Alex Fenger - 28.01.2013 at 22:27  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.01.2013 at 21:29

Nice and buried in the mix. How black metal vocals should be.

Well I'd say that depends on the type of black metal, but they work perfectly in this situation
Evil Chip - 28.01.2013 at 23:08  
Rating: 9 This one certeanly appeals a lot to me. Appereantly the avantgarde black metal is spreading really fast all around the world. I'm going to give it a listen right now.
Hallford9000 - 28.01.2013 at 23:56  
  We should henceforth declare a new wave in black metal.
Mattybu - 29.01.2013 at 04:41  
  My god, on the front page recommendation the genre tags have the be the biggest turn-off I could fathom, although I have to say the cover art of this is just great.
Evil Chip - 29.01.2013 at 05:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 04:41

My god, on the front page recommendation the genre tags have the be the biggest turn-off I could fathom, although I have to say the cover art of this is just great.

Well they sound like big time wining to me.
Mattybu - 29.01.2013 at 06:03  
 
Written by Evil Chip on 29.01.2013 at 05:22

Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 04:41

My god, on the front page recommendation the genre tags have the be the biggest turn-off I could fathom, although I have to say the cover art of this is just great.

Well they sound like big time wining to me.


Congratulations?..?.??...?
Evil Chip - 29.01.2013 at 06:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 06:03

Written by Evil Chip on 29.01.2013 at 05:22

Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 04:41

My god, on the front page recommendation the genre tags have the be the biggest turn-off I could fathom, although I have to say the cover art of this is just great.

Well they sound like big time wining to me.


Congratulations?..?.??...?

You don't have to congratulate me for not being butt-hurt over a genre tagg. And nice sarcasm attempt too btw, but next time make it funny.
Mattybu - 29.01.2013 at 07:29  
 
Written by Evil Chip on 29.01.2013 at 06:17

You don't have to congratulate me for not being butt-hurt over a genre tagg. And nice sarcasm attempt too btw, but next time make it funny.


Don't assume that everyone has to enjoy a certain genre you like, I was simply saying that while the genre is a turn-off to me from wanting to listen the album artwork is awesome. I happen to not enjoy your precious avant-garde dark ambient black metal and to be honest you're the butthurt one if that actually goes to the point of bothering you.

(please don't reply to this I have spent more than enough time on this trivial matter already. please)
Mr. Doctor - 29.01.2013 at 13:00  
 
Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 07:29
Don't assume that everyone has to enjoy a certain genre you like

Exactly... but then again... Let's be honest here: The "congratulation" post was the starting point of both of you dicking around since the one before didn't have any malice behind it.

Back on topic: Even if you don't like the tags I would suggest you to listen to it anyway. Can't bother to count all those times I end up enjoying something from a genre I usually hate. You never know until you try.
R'Vannith - 29.01.2013 at 13:37  
  Horny worms ey? It certainly looks interesting, that's one of the coolest album covers I've ever seen.
Mattybu - 29.01.2013 at 18:16  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.01.2013 at 13:00

Back on topic: Even if you don't like the tags I would suggest you to listen to it anyway. Can't bother to count all those times I end up enjoying something from a genre I usually hate. You never know until you try.


Well, as a reward for injecting a small amount of reason into the thread I'll throw it in my "bands to listen to someday" notepad document... and at some point give it a shot got a good vibe from the bandcamp page anyways.
Evil Chip - 29.01.2013 at 20:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Mattybu on 29.01.2013 at 07:29

Written by Evil Chip on 29.01.2013 at 06:17

You don't have to congratulate me for not being butt-hurt over a genre tagg. And nice sarcasm attempt too btw, but next time make it funny.


Don't assume that everyone has to enjoy a certain genre you like, I was simply saying that while the genre is a turn-off to me from wanting to listen the album artwork is awesome. I happen to not enjoy your precious avant-garde dark ambient black metal and to be honest you're the butthurt one if that actually goes to the point of bothering you.

(please don't reply to this I have spent more than enough time on this trivial matter already. please)

When did I assume that But you said it in a butthurted fashion (Exclamation "My god" + reclaim). I just answered to your sarcasm which was uncalled for. And I get it, you don't enjoy the genre.

You can get back to your transcendental matters now.

Back on topic: I really enjoyed the album and although it's very dissonant, it has a really direct and heavy approach. Definetely as good as some of the same genre last year.
Unhealer - 30.01.2013 at 16:41  
Rating: 7 Well, I couldn't get my head around Mories's work yet but this I do like. That bass... everything is deliciously mixed at least for black metal standards.
Mr. Doctor - 30.01.2013 at 18:37  
 
Written by Unhealer on 30.01.2013 at 16:41
Well, I couldn't get my head around Mories's work yet but this I do like.


Heheheh, yeah I can see this is as some sort of training before going all deep into Mories' work. Not to say that this is a carbon copy but it does feature a lot of the same elements.
Apothecary - 01.02.2013 at 18:15  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.01.2013 at 14:26

First great black metal record of 2013.

Yeah, good pick man. Reminds me a lot of Oranssi Pazuzu, albeit a tad less aggressive in its delivery
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2013 at 10:29  
  I can only compare them it terms of "space" sound but that would mean that Oranssi Pazuzu is also comparable to Darkspace... Which is quite nuts, to me.
So, yeah... don't see so much in common between Wormlust and Oranssi Pazuzu. I can only compare this to Morie's work.
Alex Fenger - 05.02.2013 at 03:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2013 at 10:29

I can only compare them it terms of "space" sound but that would mean that Oranssi Pazuzu is also comparable to Darkspace... Which is quite nuts, to me.
So, yeah... don't see so much in common between Wormlust and Oranssi Pazuzu. I can only compare this to Morie's work.

I wouldn't even say it's as similar to Mories' work as people are saying. There are basic similarities, but in all Wormlust have their own distinct sound. Literally nothing like Oranssi though. Not jam-y enough
Mr. Doctor - 05.02.2013 at 11:54  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 05.02.2013 at 03:54
I wouldn't even say it's as similar to Mories' work as people are saying. There are basic similarities, but in all Wormlust have their own distinct sound. Literally nothing like Oranssi though. Not jam-y enough


I'm not saying they are the same... But there are obvious similarities and it's the only plausible comparison to me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.02.2013 at 12:23  
Rating: 9 Yes, most notably in the riff style. Very comparable to my ears.
Mr. Doctor - 05.02.2013 at 12:36  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.02.2013 at 12:23
Yes, most notably in the riff style. Very comparable to my ears.

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.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.02.2013 at 12:42  
Rating: 9
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.
Krankheit - 09.02.2013 at 17:53  
  The vocals reminds me of Leviathan. Good album!
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.04.2013 at 00:08  
Rating: 9 Waaaay, can finally give this a vote!
Neachy - 16.04.2013 at 20:19  
Rating: 9 Release pushed back to June 6. Damn it all!
Karcas - 14.07.2013 at 11:42  
  Finally some black metal !!!
Bloodshotmage - 18.07.2013 at 01:07  
Rating: 9 That was different.
3rdWorld - 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.
Mr. Doctor - 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.
3rdWorld - 27.08.2013 at 21:06  
 
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.
Mr. Doctor - 27.08.2013 at 21:11  
 
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.
3rdWorld - 27.08.2013 at 21:40  
 
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.
Alex Fenger - 04.09.2013 at 23:02  
Rating: 9 At the moment this is standing as my AOTY. A completely addictive album.
mz - 13.12.2013 at 00:37  
Rating: 9 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.
InnerSelf - 14.12.2013 at 19:45  
Rating: 9 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.
Diverge - 19.12.2013 at 06:00  
Rating: 8 Holy shit, the end of the first song is absolutely bananas. I love it.
Lit. - 09.02.2014 at 07:23  
 
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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