Luckily that somehow changed.
Hailing from France and featuring musicians from T.A.N.K., Arkan and Madonagun, Voron was formed in 2013 in order to create something both heavy and unique. Their debut album 'Propaganda' is a very interesting piece of metal, blending death, black, industrial and technical metal with electronics and some eastern influences. Get ready for a wicked ride with this French trio.
The album opens with something that reminds me of a euro-dance song but it's doesn't last long before the guitars and the death growls kick in. The latter mostly remind me of the vocals in Samael, which is a very good thing. In fact, a lot about this album brings Samael to mind but there's a lot more to it. Bands like Machine Head, Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Sepultura must have had their effect on Voron.
'Is Suicide My Fate' even comes up with a metal version of trip-hop, opening with Massive Attack sounding electronics and again alternated with sheer brutality. This seems to be a precess that is repeated multiple times, often resulting in the typical sounds of psytrance but without the analog beats. That's what drums are used for and the result is brilliant.
But Voron aren't just electronic music producers who throw some guitars in. Oh no, this is a full blown metal band, mixing elements from many extreme genres. Everything about the music breathes metal and comes in an immense variety. Bringing in a number of guests of course helps bringing some variation. In 'Willingly' Voron proves that they can handle modern day alternative metal as easily as thrash or death metal.
'Fall Of the Risen' shows yet another approach: groove death metal made famous by bands like Entombed and somewhat also Benediction (mainly in the vocals on this one), again with brilliant electronic elements. This groove feel is enhanced by the slapping technique on the bass which gives the whole an awesome sound. Hell, on 'The Funeral Of Time' the whole even sounds like a death metal version of a Linkin Park song.
I guess it's safe to say that Voron is an alternative metal band, not really fitting into most of the other genres but also not completely falling out of them. Their sound is very modern but they remain loyal to the brutality, inginuity and flexibility of the metal genre . It's espacially the last two that Voron takes to extremes and the result is just great. Let's keep an eye out for these guys, we might be dealing with something very special here.