Greenville, South Carolina’s Wvrm are one of the rising stars of American Grind, with 2014’s Swarm Sound being a highlight of the genre that year, a fantastic record that blended grindcore with noise, doom and sludge elements. Now, in 2016, the band are preparing for the release of their new album, entitled Heartache, and Heavy Blog has the privilege of premiering their new song, “Sleep Paralysis”. Blurring the line between grind and doom, the track is over five minutes of unapologetic heaviness that doesn’t let up for a moment. Head on down below for your first, jarring taste of what these guys have planned for us this year.
Featuring a punchy, clear yet raw production job courtesy of Derick Caperton (engineering) and Phil Pluskota (mixing and mastering), the song doesn’t lose any intensity in it’s transition between ultra-fast grind violence and crawling, apocalyptic doom. When it hits slow, its momentum is unstoppable. When it hits fast, there’s no relief from the aural onslaught which ensues. I won’t waste any more of your time describing the track, as you can listen to it yourself below. Give it a play and pick up Wvrm’s new album Heartache when it drops!