Classic thrash metal/hard rock influenced riffs bring Hollow Sin’s opening track rolling in, ‘Hollow Sin’ has a gritty Iron Maiden-esque sound to it, the vocals of Andrew Lee almost float on top of the layered guitar rhythms. ‘Harbringer’ has an intro which builds and builds, then completely cuts off, before (very quiet) bass accompanies harmonic vocals - a bit of an atmosphere killer which the track doesn’t really recover from. ‘Severed’ displays some real technical ability - Hammett style riffs being exchanged at lightning pace. Something about this band sounds almost unpolished, like a real band should sound but there is something I can’t quite put my finger on which is stopping me from really enjoying this EP. ‘Speed Kills’ and ‘Neuromancy’ are brilliant tracks to nod your head along to. Vocals and soaring guitars work in perfect harmony. There is definitely something lurking in this band that could be incredible, but I’m not sure just what is holding them back.
Review by Siobhan Hogarty
1) Hollow Sin
4) Speed Kills
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"There is definitely something lurking in this band that could be incredible, but I’m not sure just what is holding them back."