AT THE HOLLOW – What I Hold Most Dear
This Finnish trio is more of a post-rock/ atmospheric act than anything remotely metal-oriented, and yet their debut album "What I Hold Most Dear" engages on a subconscious level better than the average act in this burgeoning style. Vocally subdued and morose, often using whispering or quieter melodies, the percussion is very sparse and throwback as well. Expect clean, strumming guitar lines, bass that has more of a classical overtone, and drum fills that gain the lion’s share of energy boost.
11 songs in 45 minutes, At the Hollow push a type of music that can stir people on a number of levels – serving as adequate background music for everyday tasks or even deeper thoughts, totally dependent on the listener’s wishes and needs.