Are you tired of djent bands that have more in common with metalcore than Meshuggah? Are you fed up with clumsy blends of accessible melodies with atonal riffage? Do you look for somebody that will interpret the style in his own way without slipping into banality? If the answer is yes, you're in the right place.
Aurélien Pereira is a very talented guitarist from France. His solo project enigmatically called worC, is often described as ambidjent - the blend of 8-strings guitar riffs with otherworldly atmosphere, reminding me of post rock. I must say that it's very well done. WHEN THE DAY FORMS is short but highly satisfying piece of modern atmospheric metal. The record abound with ethereal sounds cleverly combined with polyrhythmic drumming and djent riffage. Unfortunately, it's not as intriguing as I'd like to hear and after a few listens I got bored with it. The rub is that Auré didn't manage to get rid of metalcore influences completely. Somewhere, in the deep background I can hear them, getting on my nerves. Moreover, some themes are just overloaded or unimaginative - having unlimited options with drum synthesizer is not always a good thing.
Despite everything, it's a very good album, based on original idea of pre-existence. In terms of atmosphere it's an impeccable release - it takes you to a different place, to the "molecular" beginning of life. And yeah, it is quite fascinating.
CHECK IT IF YOU LIKE: Meshuggah, Aphex Twin, Cloudkicker, Chimp Spanner, Animals as Leaders
TRACKS BY RATINGS: 8/10: Grene; Reion 7/10: Velacit 6/10: Lumiale; Polymet
THE EP IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE: http://keeol.fr/wtdf.html