The album actually takes off where the previous effort left us. So in a way, this feels like meeting an old friend again after several years. In opener 'Corrosive' the band immediately drag us down into their thick, occult driven sound. The vocals reach a new level of aggression and intensity, blatantly smashing everything in sight. That punishing atmosphere remains a constant throughout the entire album, making it quite an intense listening experience.
What I like most about the songs on this album, is the regular use of clean chants. These really enhance the mysterious feel of the whole by giving it a pagan or at least very dark religious sensation. They turn 'She Stays Behind' into a very eerie, mesmerizing song which will probably haunt your dreams for years to come. Closer 'Erath' beautifully finished the album by turning into a frightening dark ambient track.
So in all, we're once again dealing with a highlight in the Belgian sludge scene, which is already filled with crushing albums and live performances. I wouldn't be surprised if Oldd Wvrms reach big stages with this business card. No doubt that they will guarantee some brutal live performances and I absolutely hope one of those will be somewhere near my hometown soon.