After several years of silence, North Carolina black metal entity WORSEN returned last year with the long-awaited follow up to 2014's Blood EP in the form of a violent and somber 40 minute full length album called Cursed to Witness Life. Founder and multi-instrumentalist Rick Contes noted, "If there was something I wasn't satisfied with I would trash it and start over. That's one of the reasons it took several years for this album to come together." Regarding the recording process he continued, "Just like the previous releases, I recorded all instruments and vocals. This a very personal and cathartic record for me that is lyrically focused on the death of my brother as well as dramatic conclusions to hollow friendships and the removal of toxic people and things from my life. It's something I started alone that I needed to finish alone."