VOLA - Witness
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Based on 63 ratings
2021 Ratings: #191
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May 21, 2021 / Release Date
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VOLA’s clever combination of prog/djent and dreamy electronica with poppy hooks has always low-key done it for me. And this album definitely still shows they’ve got the charm and showcases plenty of interesting experimentation. But I do think I liked the direction that Applause of a Distant Crowd took with its focus on the otherworldly electronic atmosphere quite a bit more than the heavier leaning on more trite djent aesthetics of this LP.

Can’t say I don’t enjoy it ... read more
After falling down a Danish rock rabbit hole with Iceage & Yung and feeling generally unsatisfied with Proggy releases this year I thought I’d give VOLA from Denmark a spin.

Although the musical intro’s to the songs on ‘Witness’ feel full of confidence and promise the opening couple of tracks from VOLA don’t hit me as I’d expect from such a positively rated album. ‘24 Light-Years’ offers an interesting point of difference and is a little more ... read more
With Witness, VOLA follows up their combination of djent with dreamy elements and comes up less rough than their previous album. The weakest parts have to be the slower ones, like 24 Light-Years and Freak, which even if they add some variation to the overall experience, I feel like they could be improved significantly.
The complete VOLA experience. In my opinion, 24 Light Years may be the weakest track on here. It's got a lot of variety to keep any listener entertained.
(Danish artists really killing it this year! Whoo!)

VOLA's latest release is a dynamic and accessible progressive metal project which play things a bit safe but makes up for it in how naturally entertaining everything is!

VOLA is a Copenhagen progressive metal band that has been making quite a name for themselves in the past years for their tasteful blend of electronic components and metal instrumentation.

It's admirably difficult to pin down what VOLA can be defined as. Amongst these ... read more
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Track List

  1. Straight Lines
  2. Head Mounted Sideways
  3. 24 Light-Years
  4. These Black Claws (feat. SHAHMEN)
  5. Freak
  6. Napalm
  7. Future Bird
  8. Stone Leader Falling Down
  9. Inside Your Fur
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Added on: February 4, 2021