Heartworm comes from a dense, murky place where atmosphere and mood are just as important as heaviness and brutality.
The band themselves state their sound as a cross between Gorguts and Cult of Luna, and I’d agree that this is a fair assessment. They combine intricate riffing and complex blasting with wall-of-sound atmospherics and pacing.
The vocals are mainly halfway between a shout and a growl, while third track Heartworm mixes this up a bit with the vocalist trying a few different styles.
This EP only has 3 songs but there is 17 minutes of music here, and quality music too. I also love the EP cover.
I am genuinely excited to hear a full-length from them eventually. The phrase “one to watch” was invented for bands like this.