Bohemian Grove are a name unfamiliar to most. However, some may have come across a name associated with the monolithic, metalcore titans Asking Alexandria. The name that is being referred to is: With One Last Breath.
Their ex-vocalist Spencer Costello mans the helm of Bohemian Grove. Driving them head first into “ocean trench” deep water without any sign of fear. They wisely blend electronic elements, deathcore and metalcore beautifully and accurately into one potent and powerful formula, and it delivers beyond expectation.
Set for release on March 14th via Duckphone Records, Hollow is an exceptional release with an insatiable hunger for blood. After an incredible start with the singles They’ll Never Speak, Go Alone and Demons (which was unveiled back in 2016), Bohemian Grove have been on the warpath ever since. It’s more than impressive seeing a smaller name dominate their immediate scene, even landing a tour with Asking Alexandria and The Word Alive across Europe after Silent Screams pass the torch to them for the final half.
A personal favourite amongst Invicta is We’ll All Survive, which starts off with a powerful uppercut to the jaw, providing groove and rabid riff after rabid riff. The accelerator never gets taken off, the fuel that is in the veins of this band just pumps like it’s dependant on it. The album is extremely bleak in its message, making the listener feel shut down. But this is how music should be, it should contain that degree of power, it should be impacting and leave a scar.
One cannot deny that this release is nothing short of harrowing and unsettling. You are helplessly dragged into its dark atmosphere and cornered by arguably some of the most lethal instrumental sections imaginable. It oppresses all.
If you like your music sinister and full of anguish, look no further, search up the single Go Alone and within a matter of seconds upon hearing it’s bludgeoning introduction, you will be hooked.
As a warning… you will not be saved. Hollow will leave you with nothing but a profound sensation of anger.
Bohemian Grove cut the jugular with sheer precision. No mercy, no hesitation. One of the heaviest albums of 2017 and a worthy contender for one of the best Albums of the Year.