Slow Worm are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of doom, sludge metal and shoegaze with a touch of post black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Inverse Ascent which was released by Third I Rex.
A very dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the album with some morbid sounding melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when vocals are added into the music they are done in more of a clean singing fashion and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they remain true to a melodic style of doom metal and when high pitched screams are utilized they bring elements of black metal into the bands musical style and after awhile the band starts bringing in more traces of post rock and shoegaze in the leads and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music getting more dreamy, psychedelic and atmospheric and on one of the tracks the music speeds up briefly and adds in a brief use of blast beats and the last track is an ambient drone instrumental.
Slow Worm plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the traditional style of doom metal but brings in the heaviness of sludge, elements of black metal, psychedelic, shoegaze, ambient and post rock to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover4 occult and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Slow Worm are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, doom metal and shoegaze with a touch of post black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crypt of The Vultures" and "Where I Creep, The Light Is Shy". 8 out of 10.