By: Jordyn Meade-Baxter
Album – Mordrake
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/mordrake/id883373245
Release Date – May 30, 2014
Genre – Melodic Death Metal
The melodic death metal band, Hollow, released their new album “Mordrake” today (May 30, 2014). I was lucky enough to get an advance listen of the album to review. It is their first studio album, following their first EP “Cynoptic Schaton”, released back in 2010.
When I first saw the genre, I was confused how something as hardcore as metal can be melodic. In a sense, I think I understand. The songs in this album have softer and more melodic music parts in the background and it adds a great contrast to it. It is a good addition to the already greatly intense music of the rest of the song.
My favourite songs on this album are “Landscape”, “Snow” and “Hate”. This album is a good addition to any head banging metal fan’s playlist.
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a recent graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Currently a retail worker but always dipping my feet, someway, in the world music journalism. I have a volunteer spot on a local blues radio station and have been a part of Canadian Beats for years. It’s where my passion for storytelling and my love of music come together and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.