WORM OUROBOROS – What Graceless Dawn
“So many scars knit over your eyes...”
With their third LP Oakland’s WORM OUROBOROS have brought into existence their deepest and most moving work yet. The follow-up to 2012’s “Come The Thaw” the band’s sophomore release, the trio of bassist/vocalist Lorraine Rath (ex-The Gault/Amber Asylum), guitarist/vocalist Jessica Way (Barren Harvest), and drummer Aesop Dekker (Vhol, Extremity, Khorada, ex-Agalloch/Ludicra) have taken the WORM OUROBOROS sound to a new level of sophistication through their amalgam of morose 4AD-esque doom, death rock, dark ambient, and enchanting chamber music. Through obsessive bass lines, ambient guitar movements, layers and overtones, the alluring vocal intertwining between Rath and Way, along with Dekker’s subtle yet procession-like percussion parts “What Graceless Dawn” is a sonic vision of tragedy and despair, one of the saddest, crippling, and gut-wrenching releases in the realm of heavy, dark, introspective music that will bring the curtain down on the year.