Defiance of convention is at the heart of artcore punk rockers Worms. The first time through I shook my head. Second time through I rubbed my chin and shook my head. Third time through I wondered if I was missing something. With all the violent guitar riffs that spiral into a cyclone of experimentation and lead to a sort of musical exorcism, I am still wondering if the demons might also be in the instruments and not only tormenting the players. Is Worms an experiment attempting to meld sonic elements and politics of post-punk and coat it in Dante’s Inferno‘s terrifying literary vision? If so, then the spacious 11 tracks are ambitious.
Worms has an agenda encompassing: “the death of the republic, hatred of the imperialistic police state, the complacency of zombified consumers, kids playing into the hands of the corporate beast by buying mass-produced spiked belts, about making music that incites violence…” There’s good and bad ideas in that credo and considering all of Worms, I hope the band does its punk homework, guides their fans past punk’s inherent pitfalls and utilizes punk’s pluses for a positive change.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article