Wormwood are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that plays a heavy mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep which was released by Magic Bullet Records.
Heavy reverb and distortion start off the ep before going into a very slow, heavy and dark sludge/doom metal direction along with some vocals that are both aggressive and melodic at the same time and after a few minutes you can hear a little bit of a 70's influence being mixed in with a more modern and heavy sound.
When solos and leads are added into the music they bring a retro doom vibe to the bands musical style and on the second track there is a few seconds of blast beats while the music sticks to more of a slower style along with the vocals having more of a screaming sludge approach and some of the riffs almost have the heaviness of doom/death metal and on the later songs you can hear a heavy 90's influence and the last track shows the band adding in elements of harsh psychedelic noise's.
Wormwood plays a very slow, dark and heavy style that combines doom and sludge metal together and every second and minute of this ep remains true to a very heavy musical direction, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and negative themes.
In my opinion Wormwood are a very great sounding sludge/doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hollow Black Eyes" and "White Plague". 8/5 out of 10.