Naberus Set To Release “Hollow” (Album Review)

Melbourne, Australia five piece heavy metal band, Naberus – who combine melodic metal, thrash and metalcore – are gearing up to release their newest offering, Hollow, on June 29, 2018 through Eclipse Records. The release comes two years after their last release, The Lost Reveries, and if there will be any doubt as to whether Naberus can deliver a solid follow up, those doubts can be laid to rest.

Naberus is made up of James Ash (vocals), Dan Ralph (guitar), Jordan Mitchell (bass), Chris Sheppard (drums), and Dante Thompson (guitar). The album was produced by Ash, was mixed by Henrik Udd who is best known for his work with Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, and A Breach of Silence. The album was mastered by Ermin Hamidovic who has previously worked with Periphery, Devon Townsend and Betraying the Martyr.

From beginning to end, Hollow is an absolute scorcher and picks up right where The Lost Reveries left off – with solid, heavy, straight forward heavy metal filled with serious extended range or djent riffing, solid drumming and blast beats and awesome vocal work. This album delivers a serious kick in the ass. If you don’t find your self headbanging during the opening track, then you have the rest of the album that will remedy that issue.

The album is filled with fourteen outstanding tracks. Stand out tracks include “My Favorite Memory” which was written about Ash’s father’s battle with dementia, “Slaves”, “Split In Two”, “I Disappear”, “Seas of Red” , “The Maze” and the title track “Hollow”, which casts a critical light upon the hypocrisy of hate-filled religious leaders during the fight to legalize gay marriage in Australia; it is also the album’s first single and is also the band’s newest video that was recently dropped on April 17th and is getting serious play over on YouTube.

 Hollow is a must have for any metal fan’s record collection. Naberus continues to leave audiences in awe of their energetic and captivating live shows. They continue to capture the power and aggression of their live shows in the studio on their recorded material. Now, the band are back with their new album Hollow, and are now ready to cement their place in the worldwide metal scene. 

This album rules and it gets a 9.5/10….

Track listing
Space To Breathe
Split In Two
I Disappear
The End
Seas of Red
The Maze
My Favorite Memory
The Burrow
The Depths

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