Monday, November 21, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH + Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"This expansive and powerful album, resting on a strongly fleshed-out science fiction concept, channels the dynamic between metalcore and stoner metal."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"Sometimes sounding like a hardcore band who accidentally stepped on a phaser pedal, and other times like Slowdive getting beaten up in an alley, it surprisingly plays to the strengths of both ideas – big hooks but also a focused approach that still delivers the riff."

"Moody, tribal, and groovy... One of the finest metallic hardcore acts on the scene today."

"Dead Planet is soaked in heavy, and drips with beauty..."

–Metal Injection

"A concept album with a well mapped narrative... Nearly every track has a strong melodic guitar line running through the sturm und drang of Hollow Earth's almost sludgy attack... A fantastic, propulsive energy that draws you in... It's stirring stuff."
–Echoes and Dust

With the release of new album Dead Planet coming up next week on Good Fight Music, Hollow Earth has revealed one more new track. Hear "Convergence in Recollection" on Heavy Blog Is Heavy, here:

Dead Planet pushes Hollow Earth's outerspace obsessions via a full-fledged sci-fi storyline, connecting it to the band's previous release, the Parting Remains EP. 
Concept and music are synced perfectly – monolithic Neurosis-core evokes visions of the deep space void.

Produced by Misery Signals' Greg Thomas, the album features guest appearances by  Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, and Tad Doyle of Tad, and John Pettibone of Heiress. 

Photo by Jacki Vitetta

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