Vodun - Ascend

Spirits Past

Started From

Providence Of Ancestors

Format LP
Label New Heavy
Catalogue Number NHSLP022C
Year 2018
Genre Rock, Heavy, Heavy Metal, Stoner, Fusion


Ascend (LP / 2018)

New Heavy (NHSLP022C)

Take a look outside your window: shit’s getting serious. We’re living through a particularly bleak paradigm, with ominous political shifts occurring around the globe. It’s time for a rallying war-cry, to tap into the power of our ancestors, to learn the wisdoms taught by history and its recurring patterns. It’s time to acknowledge the power of women, to burn with the fire of a banshee wail, to taste the energy of revolution and feel the inspiration of generations of resistance. And that’s where ASCEND, the second album by insurrectionary heavy rock trio Vodun, comes in. 10 slabs of ground-flattening, groove-inflected rock power, driven by the afro-inspired dervish drums of Zel Kaute (interpreting the spirits of Ogoun), the roaring, fierce chromium guitars of Linz Hamilton (The Marassa), and fronted by the fire-breathing howl of frontwoman Chantal Brown (Oya), delivering you the truth of generations with a drive and focus that can’t be matched. ASCEND builds upon the foundations laid down by the London-based group’s 2016 debut, Possession.


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A1 Spirits Past
A2 Started From
A3 Providence Of Ancestors
A4 Ogun's Fight
A5 Time Honoured
B1 New Doom
B2 Elusive Freedom
B3 Ascend
B4 Rituals
B5 For Your Kin