Dreamworm – The Journey (EP Review)

Release Date: January 26th 2024 - Independent

Dreamworm - The Journey

Dreamworm’s recent EP release of “The Journey” is nothing short of intriguing, at the very least. The album seems to throwback to a time in the late 90/early 2000’s when nu metal, industrial and experimental alternative metal ruled the mainstream – with bands like Tool and the post-Cavalera era Sepultura with some obvious industrial elements reminiscent of Fear Factory. However, they pursue this with their own creative vision and an impressive mix. I was also reminded – to some degree – of Kreator’s industrial era in the 90’s. The opening track titled “Dissolve” clearly resembles the vocal style of Tool frontman, Maynard. With heavy guitar riffs and pristine synth usage, the song was a perfect opening. “Tranceform” and “Lightspeed” head more in a blistering Fear Factory/Sepultura direction as mentioned. The last track, titled “Lost,” is very sombre and evokes a different tier of emotionality altogether. Overall, I was impressed how each track flowed together seamlessly and naturally, and it doesn’t appear to be a forced effort on the band’s part. This short EP is a masterful creative endeavor and I look forward to hearing what the band does next.

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Release Year: 2024
Label: self-released
Category: EP
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Scott Brison