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"If you’re familiar with Tom’s work with Worwyk or the previous two Divisiv albums (or Insynirator, Metal Force, Shadows Black) you know he is going to give you high quality traditional metal with solid vocals. I admire Tom’s ability to play and write great metal songs. He has around twenty albums in his career and has remained an independent artist."

Transcending the Mundane Webzine review of the Divisiv album Lies In Disguise


"These ten songs stylistically traverse a great mix of old school power, thrash, and classic metal influences across the US/European spectrum. It’s great to still hear a band like Worwyk executing this style in 2022 – as there is an audience for Dark Embrace, although it may be cult-like in the US compared to say mainland Europe, Canada, South America and the Far East. When it’s a labor of love, quality will shine bright like a diamond as it does here."

Dead Rhetoric Webzine review of the Wowryk album Dark Embrace


"I am totally under the spell of this album. I didn’t expect it to hit me this hard. This is stuff for fans of Savatage, Tad Morose, Annihilator or Jacob’s Dream put in a blender with let’s say Ambeon or Epica. It holds all of the strengths of these kind of bands and is musically strong enough to compete with them. The song writing is impressive and the musical performances are equally strong. I adore dark and melancholic music and Divisiv gives me what I want...goose bumps at the right moments. This is just some outstanding metal - a top album for 2019."

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Divisiv album Adharma


"Fans of US Power Metal – described as the well-known combination of NWOBHM, old progressive Metal and melodic thrash metal – will easily adore this record. This well produced CD is full of first class catchy hooks, razor sharp riffs, incredible well played leads and powerful arrangements. It’s like Megadeth in a meeting with the mighty Eidolon, Helstar, Symphony X and a band like Witherfall. You might even add a bit of Savatage, Fates Warning or even Death."

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Worwyk album Decapitator


"...the song writing shows that Tom remains a fan of pure heavy metal...the sound of the guitars says it all. He perfectly knows how to add good rhythms and melodies to the music...just the way it should be to touch the soul of the listener. With Shadows Black he wrote a very good Gothic Metal album with good production...a ‘must have’ for any fan of the genre."

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Shadows Black album Your World


"...pure U.S. power metal, a bit of AOR or melodic hard rock, gothic metal, just heavy metal and some experimental stuff. Overall this is a very enjoyable album because of the good production, the outstanding vocals, the great songs and the enthusiasm that drips out of my speakers."

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Insynirator album Lost in the Darkness


"This is heavy metal with lots of influences from the eighties...old-school lovers...go for this album!"



“Shadows Black is US Metal at a very high level, and defines all the necessary ingredients to mention as a ‘masterpiece’. All the tracks on this new album have a little gem to explore. They all contain a little secret that lifts the overall structure to heights, and isn’t that a rarity nowadays? Worwyk can be proud on their achievement, and I’m really glad that they continue stubborn and willful as their tenacious character reflects in an album that could end up high in those that want real Metal instead of trends, as this is so pure and classy, it becomes an album that you have to listen to if you call yourself a metalhead!”

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Worwyk album Shadows Black


"Sometimes we are really stunned about the material that we receive on our desk. Now and then, a totally unknown band delivers a package with an album that blows our socks off. I must admire Worwyk for having this appropriate talent. Once you have listened to all tracks, you will have the need to play it again and again. My favorites of this album are 'As You Die' (what a cool chorus, mixed with the acoustic part), 'Malignant' (title track and best arrangement on this album) and 'Selling Sickness' (what an aggression, I just love this up-speed anthem). WORWYK was a real pleasure to explore and this band and name will be etched in my brain for the next coming years. I hope that we will hear of this band in the future."

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Worwyk album Malignant


"We were first introduced to metal heavyweights Worwyk when their 'In Solitude' CD came through our doors a few years back. They were mind-blowing then, and, well, they might just have graduated to mind-annihilating. We're using "they" a bit loosely here, and it's technically inaccurate to use the term "band" to classify this project. It's really the work of one man (though he did recruit a new vocalist for this outing), Chicago's Tom Vitacco, a guy who loves to crank out the metal, but prefers to keep it in the studio. After you hear the 1-2 punch of "As You Die" and "Greed," you'll see why: the versatility and complexities harnessed in these two tracks alone are worth the price of admission. Comfortable with slow progressions as well as skull-rattling riffs, Vitacco is dexterous on the guitar and a perfectionist with the production. It all comes together on this disc, and we don't have any doubt that it'll be one of the best underground metal releases you'll hear all summer."

Brad at CD Baby


"The music on display is a varied, occasionally technical, mixture of power, speed and thrash which will please a wide gamut of fans, especially those who were following the 80’s American scene as reflected in the works of acts like Attacker, Nasty Savage, Helstar, Laaz Rockit, Metal Church, etc. His is the way of the lonely warrior, the clandestine troubadour whose presence can always be felt, always reliant and prepared to instigate another “rebellion” whenever the need for one arises."

Metal Archives review


"Worwyk's album is a heavy and melodic band that has a very unique sound. Comparing their music to anyone else is somewhat of a challenge, but I'd have to say they have a Killswitch Engage meets Queensryche kind of sound about them (a unique blend I know). Their music sounds new, but often takes me back to the comfort of older metal, and I'm perfectly fine with that."

MelodyHunt Blog


"Haunting vocals, sometimes raspy, sometimes clear, floating over intricate, progressive influenced metal. Lots of blistering solos, melodic tempo changes and crisp drums all blend together into a tight wall of sound. Jason Russo's voice reaches high and low demonstrating his wide range and talent behind the mic. Worwyk is a studio only project headed by Tom Vitacco. Tom writes all the music and handles all the mixing, mastering and artwork. He also samples all the bass, drums and keyboard sequences. Jason was brought on to fulfill the vocal role after former vocalist, Mike O'Hara, was no longer available. Each track on this CD showcases the guitar talent of Tom Vitacco and the vocal range and talent of Jason Russo. They sound like they were destined to play together in a band. While the previous releases of Worwyk were good, this CD far surpasses them. Stand out tracks include Consequences and Greed.”

Terry Bunch - Metal Life website


"In Solitude" is in the first place very unique, sounds real powerful/US Metal minded and has eight technical songs on board with a flammable production. The style of Worwyk's music to me is a blend of US Power and Thrash Metal, sometimes with a little bit of Prog influences. They're pretty original, not that easy to compare with other bands but more than worthy enough to spread the news that these guys delivering the goods! Both US Power/Thrash Metal defenders, keep away from solitude and find yourself a way that leads to a band called Worwyk. Media, press and worshippers of great independent Metal music...spread the word and keep the underground scene alive!"

Metal to Infinity Webzine review of the Worwyk album In Solitude


Hail Worwyk! One man and heavy metal destroying my ears. Excellent! Stay brutal brother."

METALIRON from MySpace


"An infectious drum beat pushed the listener into equally addictive guitar riffs. Growly vocals add to this pulse pounding song. This one will get you up out of your seat and banging your head."

Power Chord Magazine review of Worwyk song "Treatment"


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