In this Metal Monday blog, we are going to get into one of my favorite underground metal bands. I am talking about the metal Canada band called The Worshyp. This is their second record called Evil Abounds, which is the follow-up to their debut record called Kingdom Earth (2011). The Worshyp was founded in 2009 by guitarist and lead singer Marc Nova. The band has an influence from thrash metal, prog, metal and hard rock.
Current Line Up
Mig Diabio – Bass Guitar
Marz Nova – Lead Singer and Guitar
Thor Rune – Lead Guitar
On Evil Abounds, Jimmy DeGrasso is former Megadeth and Alice Copper drummer is playing drums on this record. Original drummer KK Devina left the band after their tour for Kingdom Earth to return to his home of Peru. No official replacement has not been picked but Jimmy DeGrasso is filling into that comes to head. Let us get into this awesome record that I have already been listening to while writing the intro to this blog.
Diabolic has a nice strong guitar, bass, and drums to start out the song. Of course Marc comes in strong like he has in many of Worshyp songs. I have always loved the drum work from Jimmy since his days with Megadeth. I was pretty excited to see him working with this band. I really wanted to hear the music right away and I will tell you right now his drumming on this opening track is not disappointing. I love the lyric writing and I love the in your face this song has. The guitar work is really done up good. This is a very strong start for this band and awesome starting track. It has a nice guitar solo with a strong support from the bass and drums. It has a nice very strong finish to Diabolic.
Nice strong guitar work at the beginning of Thunderman. This has a flash to old Metallica on the singing. It has a little Pantera and Anvil feel on the singer in the Chorus. I love the guitar work and has dropped off from the opening song. Bassist is doing a good job to fuel the guitar and drums in this song. This is a well written song. The lyrics and singing are very well done. A simple and straight to the point guitar solo is just right for this song. It is nothing over the top but it keeps the drive of the song going on to the end. If song is not a single, it will be in the future. Thunderman is my favorite song so far on this record. The ending is just right.
Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins has a Megadeth feel to this song. Marc kind of sounds like the lead singer from Megadeth. This is a very well written song. They did a good job throughout Seven Deadly Sins.
I love the support from the bass and drums while the guitar work comes with this strong opening. This song has a nice guitar work with awesome singing. This song kind sounds like something the band Fight would have done. Worshyp has taken the next step and level in their music career. I love their first record but Evil Abounds is over the charts right now. This record has to be close to the top for me for best record of 2012. I love the guitar solo, lyrics, drums, bass. Drums are let loose for a few parts on this song. This is a great song. Nice fade closing to the song.
WarTorn starts out with a nice bass line which you do not hear from most metal bands today. Unless it comes the old school metal bands. I love the slow down pace of this song. Marc is proving to the world he can sing several different styles of metal on this record. He has a great voice and it is very strong in this song. I love how they let the drums and bass take the focus on the music side. I hope to hear this more often from this band. This is a very well done song with a beautiful finish.
Awaken Underworld And Destroyer of Men
Awaken Underworld starts with some sound effects and a nice drum beat off the tom. There is very few drummers that can play just the tom in the metal world. I love the strong guitar work. I love how they are playing in different keys to give that nice punch from two guitar players. This song goes right into Destroyer of Men. I love long beginnings on metal songs. This has a nice grooving beat to it. I really love the movement of these songs. Just like WarTorn, I love the slow pace of Destroyer of Men. Damn, they did an awesome job on the guitar work along with the solos. I will say the drums and bass are not lacking either. This is a strong eight minute song that should be this length. This band did not push it because they wanted an eight minute song. It just makes sense. The time changes are just sick in the song of Destroyer of Men. I love the ending.
Love To Death
It is nice to see metal bands pull out the acoustic guitar once in a while. Marc showing a little softer side to his singing. He has a little 1990’s feel to his low-end of his singing. This is a powerful song with great singing and talented music writing. I love the lyrics to it. Great song writing is all I have to say about this song. I do not know what else to say about this song but it is just very good. Love to Death has the perfect ending for an epic song.
One Crow Sorrow
One Crow Sorrow has one of the perfect drum beats that I heard so far on this record. Nice place guitar playing and singing just floats just right over the music. This song makes me feel like I am watching a cat fight. I do not know why I feel this way. I will say at least it is a good fight. I could see fans live singing this back to the band. It has a nice groove for a later part of a live show or the beginning. I am starting to think this show be their opening song every time they play live. It has a nice way to get you into the show before the violence and control chaos that this band will release to their fan. We, as fans, love that. Please do not take that the wrong way. Nice ending to the song.
Villains has nice fade in guitar work at the beginning of it. I love the drive of this song. It is perfect for the close out of this strong record from The Worshyp. This song has an Armored Saints feel to it. I love the guitar solo in the later part. The lyrics are not disappointing either. The bass and drums are just right for the theme of the song and how it was written. Villans has a very powerful for the song and the record.
*Bonus Track Destroyer Extended
It is Awaken Underworld and Destroyer of Men put together as one whole track. Please re read that part of the post. To be honest, I kind of wish they would have done that in the first place. Most people buy the digital copy of records and I know for a fact I am one of the few that buys the hard copy of music records. Call me old school.
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Here is a few spots to buy their records:
Zune and iTunes
In closing, I will say Evil Abounds has not disappoint at all. This record was well worth the wait. Evil Abounds has push the level and the band took the next step in their music career. This record is so much better then their first record. Their first record was not a bad record and I know it is not fair to judge both records against each other. If you want to see a band grow up in front of you, go buy their records and watch them to rockstars. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser