Worm Ouroboros Dig Deep for Influences
Worm Ouroboros use a different formula than most metal bands. Being fronted by two females, whose vocals are more akin to the singing sirens of Homer's 'Odyssey' than they are the Cookie Monster, is not exactly typical. Throw in the occasional flute over clean guitars and the somewhat odd band name and it's clear that Worm Ouroboros dig deep for their influences.
So let's start with the name. Where did that come from? Turns out it was a from a book written in 1922 by E.R. Eddison.
"'The Worm Ouroboros' was one of my father's favorite books, so I was familiar with it as a child," guitarist/vocalist Jessica Way told Noisecreep. "When I re-read it as an adult, I was struck by the poetry and how the poems play upon the overall theme and namesake of the book. Before we formed as a band, I was interested in adapting the poems into songs. I started out with what is now 'Winter,' the lyrics to which were originally written by [17th century poet] Thomas Carew, but are quoted by E.R. Eddison in the book.
"When [bassist/vocalist] Lorraine and I started writing together, we realized we had a shared interest in certain lyrical themes: cycles, seasons, life coming from death, evolution, self destruction/decay and rebirth, which ties in with the Ouroboros. It's more about these concepts and less about Eddison's book directly. It's not immediately obvious but it is the underlying theme of our entire body of work."
More of what might not be immediately obvious about Worm Ouroboros are their musical influences, given their unique take on traditional doom.
"I can definitely hear some influences but they vary, from Death in June to Skepticism to Angelo Badalamenti to Swans to Goblin," Way explained. "They are