Southampton’s Our Hollow, Our Home proved they could deliver quality over mere quantity with 2015’s thunderous ‘//Redefine’ EP. The metalcore upstarts’ debut album follows in a similar vein, but there’s a renewed sense of ferocity ripping through all 13 tracks.
Hook-laden choruses (‘Karmadillo’, ‘Pride: Lieoness’) collide with hefty breakdowns (‘Feast For The Crows’) striking an apt balance between melody and wanton belligerence.
From the bludgeoning fury of ‘Pride: Of Might And Mane’ to bruising first single ‘Worms Wood’, there’s an intriguing natural world theme, too.
There might just be enough here to set them apart from the masses.