on 25 April 2001
The new Zyklon ablum (not to be mistaken for Zyklon B despite Samoth's appearence) will certainly appeal to fans who enjoyed the more death metal aspects of the last Emperor album. Also I feel that this album is reminiscent in style to Morbid Angel or the later Behemoth albums. The band impress with their tight, fast riffing and well structured songs which flow well. However the album is neither as technical or original as the above mentioned bands including Emperor. This might dissapoint some, but all in all this is a brutal, mature output from some very experienced participants of the Norweigen black metal scene.
on 31 January 2001
This album is like the so called 'holocaust' over again. It comes up from the pit, spewing darker and much harder detrius than you would imagine possible. Or palatable.
What Zyklon remove from Emperor in tunefulness they surpass in unbridled agression and ferocity. And damned speed!
This is THE best black metal album since Emperor's own IX Equilibrium - it may even beat it. Certainly it is better than COF's Midian, although to be frank with the arrival of 'World Ov Worms' it is clear the two bands are in a different genre entirely.
A new level of extremity.
on 9 March 2001
this album is one of the most heavy albums ever, the lyrics have very deep meaning, the band will make you want to get up and hit someone and jump up and down like a raving lunatic, sometimes the vocals can be rather incomprehensable but that adds to the enjoyment. When you get hard on into 'CHAOS DEATH CULT' you beggin to realise what very good value this CD was and how good the music really is. this album is not for people that like happy, joyful rabbelings about acheiveing stuff, its for people with love for hate.
on 18 October 2002
I first listened to "World Ov Worms" expecting something like a not-that-good copy of Emperor (Zamoth's here, after all), but after 10 seconds I was completely amazed and shocked: Zyklon are not a copy, they're a whole different band in theirselves and the music they deliver is by far what black metal has to be nowadays. Just listen to tracks "Hammer revelation" and "Zykloned" and you'll see! Black metal as we know it, in its purest way (Immortal, Emperor, Darkthrone, etc.), has evolved into something that agrees with our times.
Zyklon reunites great musicians with a really one-of-a-kind songwriter, the infamous Bard Eitun, best known for his murder and arson history. Both, musicians and Bard, had created a creature that defies music extremes, shocking our ears with desperate hymns of destruction, desolation and apocalypse, yet reinventing melody.
If I'd have to state a best-of list of my black metal preferences, Zyklon's "World Ov Worms" will definitely be there, among Emperor's "At the nightside eclipse" and Immortal's "Battles in the North".
on 20 February 2004
world ov worms is the first and best album by zyklon to date. i am usually far more of a death metal guy than a black metal guy but this album despite being described as black metal crushes many a skull, as it were. zyklon are a wonderful blend of many genres particually death black and industrial metal. the guitars are certainly very death metal-ly but the vocals are a mix between death and black a bit more growled than screamed. the drumming is superb, nice and fast. a couple of the songs have wierd industrial sections which at first listen provoke a response of 'what is that doing on here?' but listen again and it is clear that these sections fit in very well and contribute greatly to the overall quality of the album. all of the songs are good , the first, third and last are great. in each one you cant help but bang your head.
a truly great album
on 22 February 2001
Having heard little (only that three-quarters of the band make up the group Emperor, this is minus Emperor front man Ihsahn) of Zyklon before, I thought I'd give them a try. Little did I know that I was letting myself in for the extreme black metal ride of a life time!
Zyklon's style can be best described as a mixture of Slipknot, Cradle of Filth with the speed of Atari Teenage Riot. They dress in the style of Matrix fashion, sunglasses, long leather trench coats with black being the order of the day. Zyklon clearly are a band with an emphasis placed on the future, the future perhaps of extreme metal.
The initial thought is of the lightning fast pace and pure evil aggression expended on the singing, lyrics, playing the drums, guitar into one inch of their lives combining together to form the most unquie sound you will have heard! They have to be heard to be believed.
This would be highly recommeded to those seeking something extreme and new - but is clearly not for the faint hearted!
Zyklon is said to mean a 'destructive force,' if this ablum is anything to go by, then that definition is as accurate as they come.