Wovoka are a relatively new sludge metal band who come our way from Los Angeles, and their debut album Saros is set for an April 14 release by Battleground Records. As a herald of the album’s advent, we bring you today the premiere of a powerful track name “Chosen”.
The galvanizing drumbeat of the song’s opening rumbles like cascading boulders during an avalanche, soon joined by big, thick riffs that ring as if sounding a clarion call of awakening to a dark new future. When the earthshaking force of the song’s initial section subsides, what unfolds next is something like the vista of a vast, desolate plain, scoured of life, blasted yet clean under an ominous sky.
Over the course of the song, and especially as it builds toward its conclusion, Wovoka hammer a bleak yet beguiling melody into your head, building a doom-laced atmosphere that’s difficult to shake off. The melody continues to resonate, along with the memory of the throat-tearing vocals. It’s intense music that has the effect of beckoning the listener back, to listen again.
For more information about the band and how to obtain Saros, check the links below. “Chosen” comes next…