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VORAATH The Hymn of the Hunters Album Review

Voraath – L-R – Tylor Kohl – Guitar, Paul McBride – Bass, Joshua Ward – Drums, Keys, Vocals, Studio Guitars, Chelsea Marrow – Vocals, Daniel Presnell – Guitar

Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters Album Review

Written By Tristan Cardinelli

Voraath, hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, emerges as a force in extreme metal with their debut album, “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters,” out now!

This album converges the talents of members from Xael, Visitant, Rapheumets Well, Implosive Disgorgence, and Sweet Blood, forging a sound that melds native folk tones with crushing metal riffs. The members collectively are the perfect ingredients forming a recipe destined for success. Joshua Ward’s methodical drumming establishes an otherworldly and demonic pace. Tylor Kohl, Paul McBride, and Daniel Presnell unite as a formidable string section, displaying a savage talent equipt with speed, and agility that harmoniously complements the quintet.

Upon first hearing this album, it’s striking how Chelsea Morrow’s blistering vocals flow like an erupting volcano, challenging any preconceived notions about female-fronted bands. Her powerful voice embodies extreme metal with such force, showcasing an undeniable prowess in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The album is about a dystopian world shaped by 80s sci-fi, game lore, and folklore. From the haunting intro of “Into Perdition,” Voraath plunges listeners into the desolate Appalachian landscapes, setting the stage for a narrative-driven chronicle through survival and betrayal. Tracks like “The Road to Samm Hill” and “Waypoint Orion” deepen the saga, each riff and rhythm echoing the perilous quests and ethereal encounters with our protagonists. Chelsea Morrow’s ferocious vocals in “Dreadborn” and the haunting melodies of “The Leviathan’s Keep” showcase Voraath’s ability to weave an intricate account of brutal musicality, creating a cohesive universe that spans dimensions.

The album’s apex arrives with “The God-Killer Saga,” a grand confrontation that epitomizes Voraath’s prowess in spinning a tale in metal driven story telling. Inspired by Trevor Henderson’s creations, “Sirenhead” adds a chilling horror element, while “Pyrrhic” closes with melancholic introspection, reflecting the trauma endured throughout the hunters’ journey.

Voraath’s “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” isn’t just an album; it’s a meticulously crafted portal into a nightmarish realm where each track unfolds a new chapter of struggle and revelation. With their blend of brutal aggression and melodic nuance, Voraath sets a new standard in storytelling, promising listeners an immersive experience that transcends genres and challenges the boundaries of a musical literary experience. Embrace the darkness and join the hunt—Voraath awaits, ready to lead you through their extreme metal multiverse with unparalleled intensity and imagination.


VORAATH Journey Into Extreme Storytelling And Craft A Metal Multiverse In “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” Via Exitus Stratagem Records Out Now! Plus Tour Dates w/ Gorgatron, Casket Robbery.

Prepare for a sonic descent into the unknown as USA’s Voraath unleashes their debut album “Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” – a heavy and immersive experience through extreme music and sci-fi themes. In this release, they infused their enthusiasm for 80’s action sci-fi with their passion for brutal yet epic metal with hints of their own culture which includes haunting folk elements. They explain further:

“We think this album will be something unique, a whirlwind of emotions and an auditory odyssey. We capsulated real events in our lives and laced them through our complex musical universe. We want the fans to feel the music, and ride along with us on this musical journey through our dystopian planet. Their story will take an unforeseen turn as they encounter interdimensional horrors and bestow the moniker of god hunters.”

Voraath is proud of the level of detail that this album represents; from the duality of brutal yet melancholic soundscapes to the intricate lore which expands from the Appalachian mountains to the furthest regions of the cosmos. Being sci-fi enthusiasts they wanted to tell a grand story with cosmic entities warring and interdimensional worlds while paying homage to their culture in the Appalachian Mountains. 

Voraath‘s lore, created from scratch, presents a seemingly simple dystopian survival story that unveils cosmic implications as one delves deeper. The band’s commitment to their narrative is evident in their songwriting process, with each member contributing their unique specialties to shape the final product. Get ready to embark on a metal journey like no other.

This is an odyssey of hardship, betrayal, and survival that leads us to discoveries with cosmic implications. It is recommended for fans of Septic Flesh, Gojira, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

In additional news, VORAATH will be supporting Gorgatron and Casket Robbery on the “Mechanical Necrosis Tour” this coming June and July (dates listed below) along with a performance at this year’s Michigan Metal Fest on August 24th in Battle Creek alongside Mushroomhead, (hed) PE, Gideon and lots more.

“Vol 1: The Hymn of the Hunters” is available at the following links: 

Digital – https://hypeddit.com/voraath/volume1hymnofthehunters

CD – https://www.exsrmusic.com/store/p/pre-sale-voraath-vol-i-hymn-of-the-hunter-available-june-17-2024

Music Video – “The Leviathan’s Keep” – https://youtu.be/l6cGehNyqko

Tour Dates w/ Gorgatron, Casket Robbery, Voraath
June 19 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium 
June 21 – Missoula, MT – The Dark Horse 
June 22 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
June 23 – Seatle, WA – The Funhouse 
June 24 – Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe and Bar
June 26 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 27 – Hollywood, CA – Knucklehead
June 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
June 29 – San Louis Obispo, CA – Humdinger Brewing 
June 30 – Tempe, AZ – Metal Head’s Clubhouse 
July 1 – El Paso, TX – Rock House 
July 2 – Thornton, CO – Trailside Saloon 
July 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Rensden 
July 5 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
July 6 – Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz Rock Bar
July 7 – Houston, TX – The Compound
July 8 – New Orleans, LA – The Goat
July 9 – Nashville, TN – The End 
July 10 – Springfield, MO – The Odyssey 
July 11 – Lincoln, NB – Cosmic Eye
July 12 – Kansas City, MO – Farewell 
July 13 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs 

** SLAMDAKOTA W/ MAUL & DETERIORATION

August 24 – Battle Creek, MI – Michigan Metal Fest – Leila Arboretum – info

Track Listing:
1 – Into Perdition – 1:29
2 – The Road to Samm Hill – 4:45
3 – Waypoint Orion – 4:45
4 – Terminus Rift – 4:56
5 – Dreadborn – 5:12
6 – The Barrens – 6:16
7 – Judas Blood and Vultures – 5:45
8 – The Leviathan’s Keep – 4:35
9 – Dirge Colony – 5:39
10 – The God-Killer Saga – 5:56
11 – Sirenhead – 4:54
12 – Pyrrhic – 3:53
Album Length: 58:11

Album Band Line Up:
Chelsea Marrow – Vocals
Tylor Kohl – Guitar
Daniel Presnell – Guitar
Paul McBride – Bass
Joshua Ward – Drums, Keys, Vocals, Studio Guitars
Additional artist:
Taylor Presnell – Studio Vocals

More info: Exsrmusic.com | Voraath.com

Booking: Continental – Kayla Pugh – kayla[@]continentaltouring[.]us

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