I’m not going to lie, prog metal isn’t really my jam. I love hanging out with the crunchy riffage of whatever oppressive death metal I can get my hands on, or even better, some blackened thrash glory I dug up. It’s a shame what I’ve been missing, though. Vvon Dogma I pretty much broke my brain with the glitched out progressions they develop into a breakneck pace I never associated with prog anything. Today, we’re premiering a new track and video of theirs – “The Void”.
These riffs feel inhuman. In a subgenre that respectfully loves to take its time on various hyper fixations, Vvon Dogma I pick up the pace with constant contortion that leaves the listener easily overwhelmed, but all the while invigorating. The dense and intricate composition of the bass and guitarworks demands everything to revolve in its orbit as the percussion leads the way into the next tectonic shift.
The robotic vocals are such a cool touch. They remind me of a cross between Four Stroke Baron, with a mellow vocoder feel more akin to Drab Majesty and burst like solar flares in areas overcasting everything else before the riff switches again, starting the entire cycle over again.
It took me quite a few listens to gather the words to write this premiere. It’s an astounding track Vvon Dogma I should be nothing but proud of. I stand thoroughly impressed by the amount of work the band have put into their craft, and their tightness as a unit is impressive as hell.
Vvon Dogma I are proof that stepping out of one’s comfort zone is a good thing. The invigorating glitched out bliss they have on display here is as dense as it is rewarding, with nothing falling out of place, yet with everything shifting all the time. If “The Void” is any indication of what’s to come, I seriously cannot wait to hear the rest of The Kvlt of Glitch, when it lands on May 5th independently. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Keep one eye out on their Bandcamp for more soon.