MetalBite Review by Jack on 7/29/2001
Zyklon was the reason for so much cause of hatred of Nazi Germany during World War II and the subsequent persecution of the Jews. Zyklon
today deals with persecution of a different kind...the persecution of mankind.
Spawned from the members of infamous extreme black metal outfit Emperor
is a concept not to be trifled with. It seems Emperor
can do no wrong with the formulation of new bands; Peccatum
and now Zyklon
. Where as Peccatum
delved into the classical realm of black metal, Zyklon
dives to the complete opposite, an absolute hybrid assault of shredding black, combined with ultra heavy death metal. The end result is something very special and extreme.
Comprised of Zamoth and Trym from Emperor
, and Destructhor from Myrkskog
handling instrumental duties, you know this record is going to be extreme to the absolute maximum. Daemon from Limbonic Art
now handles vocal duties full time for Zyklon
as he was only listed as a guest musician on “World Ov Worms”
additionally utilizes lyrics from infamous inmate Bård "Faust" Eithun, which really help to convey the post apocalyptic world that Zyklon
tries to paint. Clean vocals on ‘Transcendental War – Battle Between Gods’
are sung by infamous ex-black vocalist Trickster G. (or Garm, as I like him known as), really help complete a star-studded lineup of black/death fury.
What really pinches “World Ov Worms”
as a true apocalyptic sounding record is not so much the lyrics, but the introduction of the excellently woven electronic effects dispersed throughout the album. Favorite tracks for me are ‘Chaos Deathcult’
and the 8 minute epic ‘Transcendental War – Battle Between Gods’
Good shit doesn’t stop spreading forth from the creative minds of Emperor
is huge and compulsive listening and “World Ov Worms”
is a quality album.
out of 10