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Beyond The Frequency

Released: 26.02.16




Glasgow’s Holy Esque produce a massive sonic sound that threatens to blow away all in its path.

Pat Hynes’ unique gravel-throated vibrato vocal style conveys a sense of desperation and pain rarely heard since Kurt Cobain; never more so than on the epic title track. Prior to that album finale, the band hardly let up; whether it be the haunting Prism, the 80’s indie of Hexx, or the futuristic Silences.

Covenant [(III)] possesses a heavier, industrial sound that recalls Nine Inch Nails whilst the moodier, dramatic Doll House recalls Radiohead at their most intense.  “This is your chance, son you stand tall, or there’ll soon, be blood on the walls,” howls Hynes on standout Tear, in a genuinely exciting release.

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