Birth of Violence

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Birth of Violence
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2019[1]
GenreGothic Folk
LabelSargent House[2]
Chelsea Wolfe chronology
Hiss Spun
Birth of Violence
Singles from Birth of Violence
  1. "The Mother Road"
    Released: June 18, 2019[3]
  2. "American Darkness"
    Released: July 17, 2019[4]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]

Birth of Violence is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe. Announced on June 18, 2019,[8] the first single, "The Mother Road", was released the same day.[9] The second single, "American Darkness", was released on July 17.[10]

The album was written and recorded in seclusion at her home in Northern California, with Wolfe describing it as having more of a "folk leaning sound" in an effort to return to her folk roots. It was released by Sargent House on September 13, 2019.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Chelsea Wolfe[13][14].

1."The Mother Road"4:20
2."American Darkness"4:48
3."Birth of Violence"4:20
4."Deranged for Rock & Roll"3:31
5."Be All Things"4:20
7."When Anger Turns to Honey"3:09
8."Dirt Universe"4:36
9."Little Grave"3:22
10."Preface to a Dream Play"3:52
12."The Storm"1:07
Total length:43:46


Chart (2019) Peak
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[15] 18
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 84
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 77
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 60


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  4. ^ Shaffer, Claire; Shaffer, Claire (July 16, 2019). "See Chelsea Wolfe's Aimee Mann-Inspired Video for 'American Darkness'".
  5. ^ "Birth Of Violence by Chelsea Wolfe reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Birth of Violence by Chelsea Wolfe". Metacritic. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. "Birth of Violence – Chelsea Wolfe". AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "Chelsea Wolfe announces new album Birth of Violence, shares folk-leaning single "The Mother Road": Stream". June 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Chelsea Wolfe Announces New Album Birth of Violence, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork.
  10. ^ "Chelsea Wolfe Unveils Single 'American Darkness' + Video". UnderTheRadarNZ.
  11. ^ Shaffer, Claire; Shaffer, Claire (June 18, 2019). "Chelsea Wolfe Announces Witchy Return With Forthcoming Album 'Birth of Violence'".
  12. ^ "Chelsea Wolfe". Chelsea Wolfe.
  13. ^ "Birth of Violence by Chelsea Wolfe" – via
  14. ^ DiVita, Joe. "Chelsea Wolfe Announces 'Birth of Violence' Album, New Song, Tour". Loudwire.
  15. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. September 23, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  16. ^ " – Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  18. ^ " – Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2019.