There’s something about bands from the more exotic regions of the world that really tickle the curiosity of metal fans. So when you have a misfit trio from Singapore destroying your ears and emptying your bowls with some spastic grindcore, you know you’re going to get everyone’s attention. Wormrot are Southeast Asia’s most extreme cultural export who return with their third and most vicious instalment to date, Voices.
Let’s be clear, grindcore isn’t a genre you can easily pick up in an afternoon and do your Sunday Times Sudoku to. Bands like Napalm Death and Terrorizer helped pave the way for this sonic equivalent of a punch in the ear hole, and since Earache Records pretty much put these acts on the map, it isn’t surprising that Wormrot have become the centre of their grindcore revival.