Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Out now: HOLLOW EARTH

Hollow Earth's debut full-length album, Silent Graves, is out today, November 11th, on Panic Records.

Produced by Andy Nelson (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Nails), the album is now streaming in full, here via Invisible Oranges.

Invisible Oranges' Bruce Hardt gives this review: "Boasting a sound not unlike the melodic and riveting brand that Shai Hulud is known for, Silent Graves also takes time to ponder the chaos it creates, channelling the contemplative heaviness of Neurosis... The album moves at a fluid pace, a headbanger as much as it is a moshing soundtrack... It feels like the Rust Belt sound, rooted in D-beats and metal riffs, is really coming to the fore, as evidenced by a seeming resurgence in interest in bands like Integrity and Ringworm, and support for up-and-comers like Enabler (of which [Hollow Earth guitarist Mike] Moynihan is also a member at the moment)... Silent Graves is definitely part of that... One of metallic hardcore's best offerings this year."

Hollow Earth are now in the midst of a massive US tour. Full tourdates, here.

"Boasting a sound not unlike the melodic and riveting brand that Shai Hulud is known for, Silent Graves also takes time to ponder the chaos it creates, channelling the contemplative heaviness of Neurosis... One of metallic hardcore's best offerings this year."
–Invisible Oranges

"Doom-y metallic hardcore nastiness"
–Decibel

"In the vein of Converge, Nails, and Enabler... To call it 'a scorcher' and/or 'a ripper' would be to undersell."
–MetalSucks

"Creative riffing – a fretted onslaught that does nothing to stop the flow of energy leaping out of the output jack."
–Gear Gods

"Dripping with anger and passion"
–About Heavy Metal

"Metallic hardcore in the tradition of artists such as Nora and The Hope Conspiracy... Downright savage."
–Last Rites

"Massive metallic hardcore weight"
–American Aftermath