Mirror of Deception/Garden of Worm - Split LP (IMPORT) (LP) Cover Art

Mirror of Deception/Garden of Worm - Split LP (IMPORT) (LP)

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Origin: Germany
Released: 2009
Catalog number: CW013
Limited edition on black vinyl.

Named after a King Crimson song, and often billed straight to the chin as a doom band, Garden of Worm maintains the tradition of quality Finnish metal.My familiarity lies only with their debut album and a split with another underrated cult of heavies Mirror of Deception.

Back to the doom aspect though, this trio is hardly what I’d call a flat out doom band.The down-tempo is there, riffs sink down to Hell instead of parting the clouds to heaven and the arrangements are plodding, but a few things differentiate these guys from a thick pack including the cleaner tones, dual melodic vocals, off-the-cuff time changes and inventive song structures that do a lot with a lean foundation.This stuff is psychedelic like a good clean trip, just as heavy as it needs to be while possessing an emphasis on hooks you’ll remember long after their audio hallucinations retreat back into the swirling nether from whence they came.