Wormrot is a grindcore band from Singapore -- yes, Singapore -- that focuses entirely on mini-releases like 2007's Dead and 2008's Bastardphobic EPs before unleashing a 23-song, 22-minute "full-length" with 2009's Abuse. The latter's startlingly infectious brutality duly attracted the attention of Earache Records, which reissued the album worldwide the following year. Notably, although early lineups included a bass player, Wormrot do without, obviously taking a page from Pig Destroyer by consisting solely of vocalist Arif, guitarist Rasyid, and drummer Fitri.
Wormrot's second album, their first recorded under the aegis of Earache, was 2011's Dirge, which toned down the metal influences for a crusty punk sound. After touring it, the band took a three-year hiatus, during which they continued to write. During this time, Fitri went missing and was dismissed from the band to be replaced by Vijesh Ghariwala. With an injection of fresh blood on board, Wormrot returned in 2016 with their third album, Voices, a quantum leap forward in terms of songwriting and production. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & John D. Buchanan