Vow of Volition is a Progressive Metal band formed in Portland, OR in 2015 with the intent on experimenting more and more on the sounds of both chaotic heaviness and atmospheric clean elements of music and how they can blend together. Travelling around the country with multiple self-run tours to perform 2 separate self-released EP's, VoV was created through the passion of a self sustaining DIY work ethic capable of everything from music writing, recording, and engineering to videography, photography, and software editing.
The band's first self produced release and featured multiple members of the local Portland scene at the time, including David Stump on drums and Tyler Walton on guitar. Drummer Nick Van Dusen, vocalist Julien Johnson, and Walter Hartzell joined the ranks in 2017.
Following was "Djentriffication", 2018.
A parody album with tracks inspired directly from bands of the Djent genre which featured songs from Vow of Volition's self-produced episodic web show, "How to Write Like!", including songs inspired from bands such asVeil Of Maya, Rings of Saturn, Meshuggah, Chon, Animals As Leaders and others.
This constant exploration of different styles of music and incorporating them into their own repertoire accompanied with extended range 8 string instrument allows them free range of musical expression.