Our Hollow, Our Home – In Moment // In Memory (//Hollow Music)
It takes something to stand out in metalcore, and it takes even more to go toe-to-toe with Bury Tomorrow and emerge on an even footing.
But thankfully Our Hollow, Our Home have done just that with In Moment // In Memory – and in doing so they’ve fully earned their stripes as one of the genre’s elite.
There are only a handful of bands who can claim to have done that. Wage War are one, While She Sleeps another. Now you can add Our Hollow, Our Home to that prestigious list.
An overriding feeling of grief preoccupies this album, but it doesn’t preoccupy it to distraction. Vocalist/guitarist Tobias Young lost his father to cancer while writing the record, and this album was a way of coping with that for Young.
As soon as you realise that, songs like Father & Ghost take on a whole new meaning. Young’s emotion becomes your emotion and you feel what he must have felt through that time. As heavy as it is moving, the track slays left right and centre.
The whole album chronically Young’s journey as he attempted to cope with the loss of his Dad. Every song on this record means something, and nearly every single tune is incredibly powerful, heavy, melodic and beautiful.
In Moment is a huge way to start In Moment // In Memory after the spoken word introduction, and from those first licks it grabs you and doesn’t let go.
It’s easy to get lost amid the ebb and flow of this album, to ignore the words and focus on the music – which is equal parts brutal, subtle and melodic. But when you go deeper into it, immerse yourself in the struggle and put yourself in Young’s shoes it becomes something so much more.
RUSHONROCK RATED: 10/10 The moment Our Hollow, Our Home take off