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 2017 graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Aside from psychology, my passion has always been for music and storytelling. It is my dream to be in the industry, and music journalism seems to be the perfect fit. Along with a bit of photography dabbling, I think I’m pretty well on on my way.
When I’m not working, I’m listening to music, finding new artists to love, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing with my cats.