MISERY INDEX combine the ferocity and precision of death metal with the chaotic attack of Grindcore, Hardcore and Crust. MISERY INDEX set no limits in their goal of making death metal and grind flow together, drawing influence from the classic Death and Grind releases of the early 90’s, such as those from MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, DISRUPT, BOLT THROWER, ASSUCK and ENTOMBED, among others. The imagery and lyrical concepts are also very critical to the band, and one can expect that in the true nature of the genre, MISERY INDEX will catapult their anger to the forefront, shoving the depravity of our planet right back in the face of all who passively accept the status quo (and have considerable fun while doing it).
"Cardinal Wyrm represents yet another troupe in the seemingly immortal supply of Bay Area metal bands fresh on the scene and grappling for listeners' ears. And just like so many of their regional peers and predecessors, this trio fully embraces the notion of minimizing strict genre tags in an effort to paint a broader array of moods within their comprehensive panorama." - Last Rites Metal Reviews