(Austin Weber introduces our full streaming premiere of the debut release by Vermörd.)
Recently here at NCS, I wrote about a Maryland-based blackened death metal outfit named Vermörd. I can thank Islander for this since he steered me toward them, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. While my initial assessment of the band was positive, it was based only on a single track “Derodidymus”, which left me wanting more — a wish that was soon fulfilled upon getting to hear all of Dawn Of The Black Harvest recently.
After listening to all of it, my favorable impressions of the band have only grown, and I think that many of our readers will appreciate their multi-faceted and monstrous approach to destruction and mayhem from start to finish.
As an interesting anecdote: I was told by the band’s label (Grimoire Records) after first hearing them, that all of the members in Vermörd are between 16 and 19 years old. While that didn’t influence my assessment of the music, the song-craft and performance skill that Vermörd display at such a young age is certainly commendable.
Dawn Of The Black Harvest offers a very developed and tight interplay between black and death metal that rages endlessly and never bores. So give the full album stream we are airing a few days early a chance — this is a fucking impressive record by a fresh band whose trajectory is going no place but up.
Dawn Of The Black Harvest will drop on April 14th and you can pre-order the album here: