VERWILDERD - "Homo Homini Lupus Est" - Reviewed By Full Metal Mayhem ! Check it out here at this link: https://lorenzvangore.wixsite.com/fullmetalmayhem/post/verwilderd-mit-homo-homini-lupus-est
How did I get to know the band: This is again the fault of the Metal Devastation Radio, but I'm happy, otherwise I would probably never have joined the band.
How do I like the record: Not bad so far, but let's listen to it together:
NO LIFE FOR THE WEAK starts off really powerful and reminds a bit of Behemoth. Stomping nicely and with a lot of hate in the voice, we get the song knocked over the ears. The vocals oscillate between really nasty growls and high-pitched Black Metal screams. Hopefully it will continue like this.
WOLVES AND THORNES follows on from its predecessor, the track is nice and stomping and groovy, although there are raging parts every now and then. So the quality is definitely maintained.
EYES SEWN DOWN starts with a single guitar. This is soon joined by the bass and drums, before the song sets off with all its might. Really heavy and dark, with a lot of aggression in it. My favorite on the EP.
TASTE THE SOIL somehow doesn't get to the point. The intro is way too long for me, maybe they wanted to create a melancholy mood at the beginning, but unfortunately that didn't work. The song only really starts after almost three and a half minutes, one would think, but then everything slows down again. It takes more than four minutes for proper parts to come, but by then I've been too excited about the skipped intro. If the track were cut in half the time it would be much better.
At the end of the EP, HOLLOWED SOULS shows how to do it better. A melancholic intro followed by heavy and nasty Metal, if you intend this contrast. At least something good at the end.
Conclusion: A very decent EP, it will be interesting to see what will come next. More for the deathheads out there. Except for the fourth song, I really enjoy the record, so check it out - Full Metal Mayhem
Belgium's finest black metal scene breeds anew;
The heavy hitting debut "Homo Homini Lupus Est" from Belgium's Verwilderd has arrived! What do we think of it so far? Absolute madness, utter chaos, and 34 minutes of pure adrenaline on every front.
Verwildered cumulated elements of the most hard hitting bands the scene has to offer, and threw them into a headbang inducing 5 track EP.
Check them out on Spotify and add them to your playlists!
Homo Homini Lupus Est
1. No Life for the Weak
2. Wolves and Thorns (ft. Lukas Risbourg)
3. Eyes Sewn Shut
4. Tasting the Soil (ft. Sunita Haeghebaert)
5. Hollowed Souls
Verwilderd, the up and coming blackened death metal band from Belgium, meshes a multitude of genres together to form a cohesive and thrashing debut release. From the coldness of black metal to the hard-hitting riffs of death metal, Verwilderd alternates between rage, emotion and mere insanity from start to finish. After launching their first single ‘Eyes Sewn Shutʼ in July of last year, they finally released their debut EP ‘Homo Homini Lupus Estʼ as of today.
Brent Peeters: Vocals/Guitar
Bram Janssens: Bass
Siebe Hermans: Drums
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