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Swedish black metal mavericks Voodus stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Into the Wild, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release today via Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records), hear Voodus' Into the Wild in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Although a seemingly new name, Voodus' history stretches back to 2004 when the band was known as Jormundgang. Under this banner, the band first released a few demos and then an album for the well-respected Christhunt label in 2014. Sensing the need for a fresh outlook, they changed their moniker to Voodus and began sharpening their knives. And carved from these blades emerged the 2015 EP, NightQueen, subsequently followed by the Serpent Seducer Saviour 10" in 2017.
Infused with the same spirit as the preceding EPs, with Into the Wild Voodus has honed their craft to its fiercest and most finesse essence. This record is indeed a wild and winding ride through the murky depths of starkly melodic yet crypt-pure black metal. Their sound is staunchly rooted in the 1990s - with ice-cold melodies racing across the searing surge of black metal – but breathes a refreshing sense of dynamics and pacing. Voodus does not engage with the blast-a-thons of old, the indiscernible blur of one song protracted over 30-plus minutes. Instead, the quartet unloads expert compositional variety here, with memorable melodicism constantly at the forefront - all of it framed in a clear and cutting production courtesy of the esteemed Necromorbus Studio. And it's a truly epic experience clocking in at 61 minutes, allowing the listener's wanderlust to truly run wild.
Join the hunt and go Into the Wild with Voodus! Fully hunt exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Order info can be found HERE at Helter Skelter Productions' Bandcamp, distributed & marketed by Regain Records.
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