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Review: Holloway - The Feeble Hearts of Man
The Feeble Hearts of Man

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 54:26
Tracks: 11
Genre: Progressive Metal


Review online: November 5, 2016
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (7 Votes)

Holloway is the Progressive Metal band from Grand Rapids, MI that plays in the same style as Dream Theater. Crunchy riffs and dramatic keyboard runs are interspersed with quieter, more thoughtful passages creating an emotional up-and-down listening experience on their second full-length album, The Feeble Hearts of Man. Musically, the album is dense but melodic and the band doesn't sink into needless noodling too often, meaning the more casual fan isn't going to feel shut out when it is on. There are some decent hooks, especially "Three Kings, Three Crowns," one of the heavier tracks on the album, but most of the songs meander a bit and nothing beyond the actual performances really stuck in my head. Fans of Dream Theater, Pagan's Mind, Threshold and the like could do worse than checking out Holloway. They may not be on the same level as those established bands but they are right up the same alley.

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