BOREWORM: Bludgeoning Entomophobia EP From Insectile Death Metallers Out Now
Michigan insectile death metallers BOREWORM (ex-The Contortionist, ex-The Yellow Sign) have officially released their monstrous sophomore EP, Entomophobia.
These four tracks of bludgeoning, technical metal prowess are now available through the band’s Bandcamp, as well as on iTunes and Spotify.
Here is what the press is saying about the record:
“For anyone out there who hasn’t heard of BOREWORM to date, they play a devastatingly heavy yet eclectic brand of modern death metal. With a sound that draws from the twisted frenzy of technical death metal, black metal infused elements, lead guitar work playing straight out of progressive death metal, and rounded out by the mechnical sheen and groove machinery of djent." – Metal Injection
“With their forthcoming EP Entomophobia, Boreworm prove that they belong in the death metal big leagues.” – MetalSucks
"BOREWORM know when to rein in the technicality, allowing the more straightforward, sludgier moments to shine through, making Entomophobia an impressive and engaging release." – Exclaim!
” Within only 4 tracks, you get a wide range of extreme music. Sludge, death metal, death groove and a scarily grand blend of melodic death metal meets post-rock. This fusion of music makes BOREWORM standout more so than anything else I have heard before. Something I can put on and listen to over and over, Entomophobia deserves your attention. This is a high quality death metal release for fans of the genre who want a mind blowing experience.“ -Headbang or GTFO
”…BOREWORM are able to build a suitably horrific experience on melody and the pure ugliness of their riffs, straightforward as they may be. This, combined with the evolution of their sound and a strong concept, makes Entomophobia a powerful step forward for the band. Moreover, it’s just a solid piece of music that any death metal fan should take pleasure in.“ – Toilet ov Hell
"Another interesting take on fusing the more brutal elements of death metal with the melodic without resorting to the Gothenburg or metalcore aesthetic." -Metal Trenches
"Siren-like leads and solos are a big part of what makes these four songs tick, and despite the atonality of the riffs, the harsh nature of the vocals, and the chilling atmopshere, BOREWORM are masters at injecting creeping melodies into the madness." – New Noise Magazine
"The biggest defining characteristic of BOREWORM is just how gargantuan their sound can be at times. Blistering death metal with a wall of sound behind it, and points of “Vile Husk” and “Synapse” really lay into the density factor at several moments. You can zip from wisps of melody within the brutal framework to a barrage of faster riffs to some slowdown to the mid-tempo where they really unload the wall of heaviness. These moments bring some added life to the act, even though BOREWORM aren’t one of those bands that use technicality as a crutch. You can hear and appreciate the more technical flavor of the riffing and arrangements, but they never go too far that it inhibits the feeling of the song.
The various elements swirl together to make Entomophobia a far more interesting offering than one might expect based on a brief glimpse of the act. For only having two EPs under their belt, the future is looking pretty impressive for BOREWORM." – Dead Rhetoric
STREAM/DOWNLOAD ENTOMOPHOBIA RIGHT HERE
Engineered and mixed by guitarist Mike Bielenda and mastered at The Pop Machine in Indianapolis by Wes Heaton, Entomophobia unleashes four tracks of blistering technicality and malevolent atmosphere that solidifies BOREWORM’s place as one of extreme metal’s new acts to watch. The group effortlessly blends technical death metal virtuosity with disemboweling sludge and progressive splendor on this new, death-dealing release. Mike Bielenda’s (ex-The Yellow Sign) guitar playing conjures nightmarish, discordant riffs that intertwine with each other in serptentine fashions. Cody McCoy (Černá, Anagnorisis contributor) and Sam Fraser round out an impressive low end with tumultuous percussion and subterranean bass lines. At the heart of this madness is vocalist Dave Hoffman (ex-The Contortionist), whose vile ululations propel the music further into dark territory. Guests include Rivers of Nihil’s Brody Uttley, who provides a solo on the EPs title track. Entomophobia is sure to win the hearts of fans of forward-thinking death metal everywhere.
Formed in 2013 by former The Yellow Sign bassist turned guitarist Michael Bielenda and Inspired by a grand, arching science fiction mythos and the oppressive atmosphere of cosmic horror, BOREWORM paints an aggressive yet hauntingly melodic musical soundscape. The band weaves a concept album storyline through a modern death metal exoskeleton and since it’s inception has been growing and expanding on a fanbase of loyal listeners with self produced music releases and videos and, more recently with their inclusion as the only unsigned band to be a part of the seminal metal festival Summer Slaughter blazed a path of devastating live performances across the country in 2014. Persevering through strife and member changes the band holds strong to its unique apocalyptic vision and welcomed former The Contortionist vocalist and frontman David Hoffman earlier in the year. The band returns for the follow up to The Black Path EP with Entomophobia, showcasing their eclectic style and furious metallic delivery.
BOREWORM at the time of recording:
Dave Hoffman // Vocals
Mike Bielenda // Guitars
Cody McCoy // Drums
Sam Fraser // Bass
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