EP Review: Voodus – Open the Otherness (Shadow Records/Regain Records)

Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records) is proud to present a brand-new mini-album from Voodus, Open the Otherness, on CD, 12” vinyl, and cassette tape formats.



Although a seemingly new name, Voodus’ history stretches back to 2004 when the band was known as Jormundgang. Under this banner, the band first released a few demos and then an album for the well-respected Christhunt label in 2014. Sensing the need for a fresh outlook, they changed their moniker to Voodus and began sharpening their knives. And carved from these blades emerged the 2015 EP, NightQueen, subsequently followed by the Serpent Seducer Saviour 10″ in 2017.

However, it was the release of Voodus’ debut album, Into the Wild, which put the band’s name on the international metal map – for good. You can read our review here.

Keeping apace with those grandiose ambitions, as well as a desire to expand the dialect of pure-and-proud black metal, Voodus return with an equally epic two-song mini-album, appropriately titled Open the Otherness. Out on June 26th 2020.

Back with a bang. A black metal bang. Voodus run one hell of a dense and slimy black metal course with Open the Otherness. A thick and sinewy effort, the fires of hell burn brightly for the most part, only dampened for some atmospheric drops into melody. Temperamental and shadowy but an exceptional listen, the title track alone makes this required listening.

Although Pillars of Fate is also a strong offering that goes for it in similar fashion. Albeit with a much harsher sounding set of guitar riffs and more concentrated force of speed. Black metal power at its finest.

Voodus – Open the Otherness Full Track Listing:

1. Open The Otherness
2. Pillars of Fate


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Voodus - Open the Otherness (Shadow Records/Regain Records)
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