Wormrot - Hiss
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BradTasteMusic
89

Hiss, in short, is some of the most entertaining, diverse, and immersive Grindcore metal I have ever heard.

The genre blends are seamless. The vocals change up frequently enough to keep it fresh. The sound is catchy. The entire album feels truly brilliant.

notbuzzzila
95

PHENOMENAL

Wormrot are one of my favorite grindcore bands. I haven't done a comprehensive ranking in a long time, but just based on Voices alone, I would've easily slotted them somewhere in my top 10 alongside bands like The Locust, Rotten Sound, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Terrorizer, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, and I guess Anaal Nathrakh if you consider them grind but I usually categorize them as primarily black metal despite the notable grind influence. They're simply one of the most ... read more

surlace
85

I love that this starts and ends with a long moment of silence, it's almost like they expect you to forget that the album is on so they can come back to smash your face in with 30 minutes of sheer grindcore brilliance; Wormrot takes no prisoners on this one. The instrumentals are a non-stop onslaught of brutality, topped with bloodthirsty vocals whose style is ever-changing as the album goes on. Hiss is one of the nastiest sounding albums of the year so far, assuredly so.

Calupmullings
65

Thanks to the lovely people of AOTY who have helped me understand the grindcore genre more this has grown on me

MickyT
80

Grindcore that maintains its nasty edge but with eclectic, tight and ambitious songwriting??? Well that's just a recipe for a banger album and Singaporean band Wormrot deliver just that with their 4th album 'Hiss'. This album is just brutality from front to back but it substitutes the typical mindless grind savagery by giving it some nuance and ambition instrumentally and sonically, even going as far as to incorporate minor moments of additional instrumentation like on the final track 'Glass ... read more

oh
60

People who like Grindcore should take heed of this warning. They are strong enough to tear apart metal with the way they create the angry music. Listening to Wormrot's Hiss is like stepping into a boiling pool of flames. Taking a jacket or wearing too many clothes will not prevent the scorching of your skin. Those who cannot handle such a rage should stay away from this band. It is their job to create such a raging audio rollercoaster. Their promise is to blast their music as far as they can in ... read more

TheCarioca
80

The Darkest Burden - 4/5
Broken Maze - 4/5
Behind Closed Doors - 4/5
When Talking Fails, It's Time for Violence! - 4/5
Your Dystopian Hell - 3/5
Unrecognizable - 4/5
Hatred Transcending - 4/5
Doomsayer - 5/5 ❤
Pale Moonlight - 3/5
Seizures - 5/5 ❤
Voiceless Choir - 5/5 ❤
Grieve - 4/5
Sea of Disease - 3/5
Noxious Cloud - 4/5
Shattered Faith - 4/5
Desolate Landscapes - 4/5
Spiral Eyes - 4/5
Vicious Circle - 4/5
Weeping Willow - 4/5
All Will Wither - 4/5
Glass Shards - 5/5 ❤

21stcenturyschi
78

One of the most savage grindcore acts are back, Singapore's own Wormrot, who are finally following up their 2016 album Voices. That record diversified Wormrot's sound a little, but I was hoping to hear them do so even more so next time, and I think that Hiss mostly succeeded. I don't know what took Wormrot 6 years for 32 minutes of new material, though I guess this is a lengthy record for their standards, and while they don't completely re-invent themselves, I think they write an album that is ... read more

franz
82

⭕⭕⭕⭕👈👈👈👈👈😨😨 OMfGGG ❗❗❗❗ GOOD GRINDRCORE ABLUM ❗❓❗❓❗❓ 😱😱😱😨😨😨❗❗

AyeItsJoey
48

the doors thundercat has opened

JackUwU
70

Okay okay okay I took a one day break from new music and was basically having a heart attack not having anything new - so what better thing to listen to than some 2022 grindcore - which even with it's reception I wasn't planning to like this much. All of the insanely heavy metal stuff I like is most of the time from late 80s early 90s so having this project pop up and please my metal needs was really surprising but also thankfully refreshing. My favorite grindcore album no questions will most ... read more

MaltosVini
86

To muito longe de ser um entendedor de Grindcore, mas esse álbum realmente vale o hype que tem em cima dele. A cada faixa é uma porrada diferente, o instrumental é ótimo e as vezes do nada aparece um violino que fica DO CARALHO, porem meu destaque principal vai pro vocal, o cantor domina vários estilos e alterna entre eles durante as musicas, criando uma dinâmica bem legal no álbum. Vale mencionar também o quão linda a arte dessa ... read more

Tielur
82

Constantly entertaining and utterly fantastic performances on each track. Very well done and brutally mad!

their_nickname
85

First things first. If you hate a genre it's in poor taste to review an album in it because you have no metric for it's quality. Secondly, this album is a beast. It's so much more than just a grindcore record. It mixes in thrash and punk and the vocals switch it up constantly. As a matter of fact, despite the massively unexpected riff changes to hard-core, pure punk, and thrash the vocals are the absolute highlight. This thing blazes by in like a half hour with a half million ideas thrown into ... read more

Hayden7575
80

‘Hiss’ is a thrashing, piercing, and relentless record from Wormrot. Having 21 tracks across 32 minutes allows for a scattershot of ideas to be put on display, but the brevity of some make the pacing inconsistent. However, this is clearly intentional, as their sound is constantly evolving across a dynamic range of intense sounds, all of which are engaging without ever allowing for a dull moment. The cheeky silence at the beginning and end of the record are perfect end-caps to the ... read more

JaeTrim
75

Grindcore is not a genre I particularly enjoy. However, for a grindcore record, I actually really like this.

ocrakraut
85

Pretty entertaining grindcore record, especially the vocals are almost perfect. Transcending hateful angst. However, the obsession with body states before complete composting must endure the inclined listener. I rate the album not higher, because the guitar riffs stay rather on the safe side of rock history

Indieoteque
89

Brabo

grnhll
81

Not only this is one of the most creative and consistent grindcore albums that I've ever heard, but to think that Hiss could even come off as cathartic at some points during its runtime is something that I wasn't expecting at all. The slight screamo undertones that can be found all over this record are a pleasant surprise, and is also worth mentioning how they play with various influences to let the listeners breath for a while before pummeling them with an amalgamation of chaos and intensity.

mike_drop
80

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS AND WHY AM I LOVING IT SO MUCH??

Jesus FUCK that is one of the most intense albums I've ever listened to, and it doesn't let up AT ALL. The sound of this thing is just so fucking brutal and exhausting I love it.

The writing is incredibly morbid, and paired with the instrumentals the imagery that pops into my head while listening to this thing is so fucked up. You can understand the vibe of the album by simply taking a look at the track list: "Your Dystopian ... read more

gaalmethon
90

one of the best grindcore records of all time

fuckboysocrates
98

We’re back with the Very Best of Hardcore, Which Includes the All Time Best of Metalcore, Deathgrind, and Grindcore: [entirety of Wormrot’s music.]

This is my album of the year. Holy shit dude.
What this band does it takes Grindcore and sets a reestablishing set of rules and while it keeps all of the originality, this layered crust-punk-esq x death metal (—or, more so, deathgrind—) is still new and exciting. Even without the singles, this for me gets an 89-94; but ... read more

Flexreviews
93

GRIND. CORE. IS. BACK

JURI
45

yea dawg, I tried something out of my comfort zone and I was actually surprised by some of the sections on this album but it's a bit too samey. The small sections where they let you breathe for a bit are really good, would've appreciated more of it. Some of the instrumentation on the closer is really cool too. I might come back to this but for now I'm still a bit indifferent about this genre

YoungSeagull
93

Sometimes I get on Wikivoyage late at night and cry as I browse the travel guides for various countries. My time as a human and my resources are limited, and I will never get to see something like 90% of the places I want to visit. I won’t get to see the dunes meet the ocean in Namibia, instead I will spend more years in the company of warehouse equipment and boxes. I won’t get to hang out in Greenland trying to wrap my mouth around “qarasaasiaq” and struggling to find ... read more

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