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Hollow Earth — Dead Planet

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★☆☆ Strictly speaking, my first impression here is that this is some gloriously dark scifi/space metal. It’s a curious blend of Gojira, Nothingface, ETID, and Misery Signals. The production, which at first seems perfect, never relents from its excessively compressed assault on the eardrums. DR5 makes sense for the band’s more devastating tracks, but just sounds silly otherwise. Couple that with the endlessly screamo vocals, and you wind up with an experience that borders on exhausting. Impressive for an album that clocks in at 38 minutes.