Hailing from Umeå, Sweden, Wormlight have been making melody infused black metal since 2014 (initially starting out under the name Unhallowed). This is a group whose style of furious, yet subtly melodic black metal harks back to the golden age of Swedish melodic black metal i.e. the 90’s. Influences from bands like Sacramentum, Vinterland and Noctes can be heard in Wormlight’s music. Back in 2015, the band released their second EP ‘Bloodfields’ independently. Since then however, the band has undergone a few changes.
Original vocalist Nordlyst parted ways with the band soon after the EP’s recording and in his absence guitarist Tiamat Invictuz has stepped in to offer his vocal talents. Fast forward to 2016, and the band is now gearing up to re-release the ‘Bloodfields’ EP, this time through Black Lion Records. This re-released version contains two re-recorded versions of the original tracks with Invictuz in front of the mic. We have the re-recorded version of the title track, streaming below for you to check out.
There is a noticeable difference in the way the vocals are delivered by Invictuz. He opts of deeper, almost death metal like growls, as opposed to the screamed style of his predecessor. The chilling atmosphere created by Wormlight is precisely what one would expect from a Swedish black metal entity and the constant undercurrent of subtle melody works wonders in keeping one hooked. The riffs are frantic and they cut deep as the band unleashes relentless waves of tremolos.
‘Bloodfields’ EP is a solid record that manages to capture the essence of Wormlight and is a neat little appetizer before the band’s debut full length, which is currently in the works. The EP will be released on the 3rd of December and can be pre-ordered at Black Lion Record’s bandcamp page: https://wormlightsweblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/bloodfields