"BOOK OF THE WORM"
ARCTIC MUSIC GROUP
This band is based out of San Antonio, Texas and has a specific way they want their name
written and that is HOD. The name is not an acronym and there isn't any other way to
write it correctly. The band is named after the English version of the Norse God Hodur.
The lyrical themes include evil, Necronomicon, H.P. Lovecraft, and destruction. HOD
was formed in 2007 as a Black Metal and Death Metal band. The group released a demo
called "CRY AND PISS YOURSELF" the same year. After being signed to IBEX MOON
RECORDS 2009 they released a full length debut called "SERPENT". After the release
of "SERPENT" five years went by before they put out another full length album, however
they were not silent in that stretch of time. The band put out a 5 split record with the
bands INGURGITATE (Tx.), INIQUITOUS (Tx.), LOCUSTA (Oh.) DEMONIACAL
GENUFLECTION (Tx.). Another demo "THE UNCREATED" 2013, and did a
compilation in 2014 called "Fuckin Metal - Volume 1" for TREE OF WOE
PRODUCTIONS. The band also appear on a compilation called "Suicide Will Help You,
Brutality In Seconds" (SICK THROUGH RECORDS). Sometime later 2014 they signed
to ARCTIC MUSIC GROUP and released there strongest effort yet! "THE BOOK OF
THE WORM" is clearly a masterpiece, with the bloodcurdling vocals, dark heavy
ominous guitar and the continuous relentlessly fast double bass, the band is a complete
package! HOD briefly disbanded in 2015 and reformed later the same year. Currently
their doing some local gigs next few months in their home state of Texas. For the fans of
DESTROYER 666, MORBID ANGEL, and SATYRICON.
- Reviewed by Kevin Cressman