Whorion hails from Finland and have been working their way up the death metal ladder since 2009. In 2014 they released an e.p., named 'Atlas'. Since then they have been practicing, writing, improving and experimenting until they felt the time was right to record a beast that would surpass 'Atlas' in every way. Now, I have never heard their previous work but judging from what I hear on 'The Reign Of The 7th Sector', this is one hell of a death metal band, ready to crush Europe.
When I read the biography, the first band I thought about was Dimmu Borgir. Now, after listening to the album, I have to admit that Whorion has a lot more power and intensity. Many of the extra
arrangements breathe an eerie atmosphere, complete with the creepy violin shrieks similar to those in the movie 'Psycho'. While other bands create a certain bombastic sound with these arrangements, Whorion uses them to emphasise the chaotic and frightening nature of their music.
The rest of the music is equally wicked. With highly technical riffs, fierce drums and a deep
guttural voice Whorion seems to have found a niche between mathcore and death metal. This is not an easy-listening album, not even for experienced death metal fans. The experimental yet brutal approach is astounding and provides absolutely no rest for the wicked. This is an intense trip through an unsettling warzone where anything can happen at any given time.
So yes, Whorion seems to be one of the most innovative death metal bands I've encountered in a while. With 'The Reign Of The 7th Sector', an album that's filled with highlights, they will release an absolute beast upon the world that will shock and awe the metal community. This is symphonic death metal at its most crushing, most brutal and most idiomatic. Whorion wanted to make this a more devastating album than the previous e.p. Thinking about that, the follow-up to this album might just become unbearably wicked for mankind...