Returning with their third scathing blast of profane black death metal, England’s Wode now join with 20 Buck Spin to unleash “Burn in Many Mirrors”, their most potently wild and predatory work yet. It is out on April 2nd, 2021.
Now into their second decade of existence, Wode are just as potent now as they were when they first materialised. This is a classy slab of blackened death metal, one with all the fire and brimstone you would hope for but incredibly refined and expertly controlled.
Don’t fret about only seeing six tracks, we all want more from Wode. There is no short-changing going on here as Burn in Many Mirrors is just shy of 40 minutes long. Every single second of this album delivers, and very single second of this album captivates. Every single second of this album gives you that sexy little grimace that only comes from listening to quality hard-hitting metal.
From complex darkness to unrelenting brutality to earth-shattering heaviness and everything in between. Wode are back and making the strongest case possible to not be ignored. Who could after hearing such beastly efforts as found here? Lunar Madness, Serpent’s Coil, Fire in the Hills, Sulphuric Glow, Vanish Beneath… such strong stuff. However, the frenzy of blackened metal culminates with might be Wode’s crowning glory.
The video game style introduction (like going into a dungeon in an old-school RPG) of Streams of Rapture (I, II, III) leads into a hectic blast of noise. Wode clearly at their most confident and comfortable with what they’re doing. Eventually descending with a howl and revealing a level of filth not found elsewhere.
Stunning stuff from a stunning band.
Wode – Burn in Many Mirrors Full Track Listing:
1. Lunar Madness
2. Serpent’s Coil
3. Fire in the Hills
4. Sulphuric Glow
5. Vanish Beneath
6. Streams of Rapture (I, II, III)
Wode - Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin)
The Final Score - 9/10