LURID TRACE – We Are The Hollow

LURID TRACE - We Are The Hollow
  • 6/10
    LURID TRACE - We Are The Hollow - 6/10


Release date: October 2, 2008

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We Are The Hollow serves as an obscure Thrash Metal release. Its composers, Lurid Trace, introduce a kind of weird Modern Thrash Metal. The obscurity of this demo can affect you in a couple of ways; you either listen to it once and ditch it or take interest in it after sweeping it through till it burns. You will hear that Lurid Trace tries to make their material an easy catch as they can while trying to go against the familiar structures of most Thrash Metal songs. Originating from Germany, Lurid Trace has been going against the grain since their arrival eleven years ago. They are different from other Germanic Modern Thrash Metal acts such as Perzonal War, which keeps their Thrash, however groovy and modern, loyal to the roots. On the opposite side of the coin, Lurid Trace makes their Thrash Metal unique, yet it leaves you with a sort of uncertainty as to what you just heard.

The music, in general, is rather simple and some of the songs show lesser influence by Thrash and more of late Hardcore. Lurid Trace plays riffs with speed and ferocity with experimental usage of fringe melodies but while these riffs team up with the vocals, it seems that they cannot work in harmony and they both produce weaker creations. However, there are sections, which the music goes well with the vocals such as in the track “Falcon Eyes”, which is the best track in the demo and had been presented in the W.Y.A.T project. The other songs appear full of creativity with dependency on speed and power, yet they fail to deliver their full potential.

Lurid Trace is not a band that is exclusively labeled for sophisticated people and the outcome is not bad, yet with their whole abilities and high performance, they could have done better with this demo. Good Luck gents.


  • Lior Stein

    Lior was a reviewer, DJ and host for our Thrash Metal segment called Terror Zone, based out of Haifa, Israel. He attributes his love of Metal to his father, who got him into bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, Boston, and Queen. When he was in junior high he got his first Iron Maiden CD, The Number Of The Beast. That's how he started his own collection of albums. Also, he's the guitarist, vocalist and founder of the Thrash Metal band Switchblade. Most of his musical influences come from Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, Overkill, and Annihilator.

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