Decibel Magazine is currently hosting an exclusive stream of Foreverglade, the third album from Florida funeral doom entity WORM, preceding its release through 20 Buck Spin this Friday.
The highly anticipated first domestic release for WORM, Foreverglade sees Phantom Slaughter handling vocals, guitars, synth, and bass, with additional guitar/solos by Nihilistic Manifesto, session drums by L. Dusk, and additional synth by Equimanthorn. Mixed and mastered at Sound Spa Productions by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak), Foreverglade features wild and fantastic artwork from Brad Moore (Tomb Mold, Morpheus Descends, Organic Infest), with additional art and design elements by Yuri Kahan, Nightmare Imagery, Labelskum, and Dan Fried.
Foreverglade is suffocatingly heavy, filled with shimmering, gloomy atmospheres, and a reeking, foul humidity that superbly embodies the mysteries and monstrosities of the murk. To that end, WORM reaches a new apex of creative sorcery while signaling it has only begun to unleash what lies beneath the mists. A must-hear for fans of Disembowelment, Thorns Of The Carrion, Ceremonium, Spectral Voice, Goatlord, Evoken, Gorement, and Atramentus.
Phantom Slaughter reveals, “Through a portal of power and dark magic I conjured six sorceries from the depths of Foreverglade. MY physical form was consumed in the ancient black muck, but I did not die, nor did I live. I became undead forever.”
In part of their 9/10 review of Foreverglade in the latest issue, Decibel calls the album, “an album that is genre-strident, curiously opaque, and perfectly eldritch,” continuing, “This nexus that WORM preside over is an unpleasant place. Glacially paced ghosts, wights, and phantasms swirl, howl, and haunt the minds of their victims into funeral, unbidden states… There are far too few albums that chill the blood in 2021. WORM’s Foreverglade will, however, set hairs on end.”
Immerse yourself in the desolation of WORM’s Foreverglade now at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Foreverglade will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats this October 22nd, with the vinyl edition – which will include a huge 24×36 poster – due January 28th. Find preorders including merch bundles at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Burrowing through the mire of the endless Floridian swamps like an arcane travesty of nature, the shadow-bound entity more commonly known only as WORM presents Foreverglade, a strange amalgam of things that ooze, things that crawl and some things that remain still for centuries before crumbling back into the dust and dirt unobserved by mortal eyes.
Utterly ambitious while being steeped in the ancient practices of tradition and ritual observance, on Foreverglade, WORM finds its truest incarnation, where the catacombs of funereal and oppressively heavy death doom are further thrown open, letting drift out the lurking obscurity of black metal’s cemetery stench. And yet an adept virtuosity and ghostly ethereality invokes the grim dark beauty of the swamps as much as the veiled creeping horrors.