Tomorrow’s Rain – Hollow

Rating: 3/5
Distributor/label URL: AOP Records
Released: 2020
Buy Album [URL]: Buy here on Bandcamp
Band Website: Facebook / Instagram

Band line-up:

Yishai Sweartz – Vocals
Raffael  Mor – Guitars
Yoni Biton – Guitars
Yaggel Cohen – Bass
Shiraz Weiss – Keyboards
Nir Nakav – Drums

Tracklisting:

1. Trees feat. Shlomi Bracha (Mashina)
2. Fear feat. Aaron Stainthrope (My Dying Bride)
3. A Year I Would Like To Forget
4. In The Corner Of A Dead End Street feat. Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) & Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land)
5. Misery Rain feat. Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) & Mikko Kotamaki (Swallow The Sun)
6. Into The Mouth Of Madness feat. Jeff Loomis (Nevermore/Arch Enemy) & Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land)
7. Hollow feat. Spiros Antoniou (Septicflesh)
8. The Weeping Song feat. Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Anders Jacobsson (Draconian) & Lisa Cuthbert (Live Female vocals of The Sisters Of Mercy)

Review:

The upcoming record “Hollow” boasts an assortment of guest musicians including Aaron Stainthorpe (MY DYING BRIDE), Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY/NEVERMORE), Fernando Ribeiro (MOONSPELL), Spiros Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST), Mikko  Kotamaki (SWALLOW THE SUN), Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), Anders Jacobsson (DRACONIAN), Shlomi Bracha (MASHINA) and Lisa Cuthbert (live session vocalist for THE SISTERS OF MERCY).

TOMORROW’S RAIN was formed by Yishai Sweartz and The L.A Mastering Engineer Maor Appelbaum (Mayhem, Sabaton, Cynic, Abbath), present and past band members have previously played in acts such as Nail Within (Listenable), Distorted (Candlelight), Salem (Morbid Rec/System Shock) and Orphaned Land (Century Media).

The album opens with Trees, a track that features sounds of children playing, and a calm guitar drenched with reverb effects. This is followed by deep and breathy vocals, all combined to help grip the listener and understand what to expect next which completely changes halfway through when the doom metal elements come through.

Throughout the album, you can expect the common doom metal sounds sprinkled within, but also calmer progressive notes which I noticed in the tracks Into The Mouth Of Madness and Hollow. The former starts with a heavy drum intro with an early guitar solo after 20 seconds and this solo is most certainly not the last in the song as multiple lead breaks are heard throughout. The calmer note added to this song is the initial clean vocals which are subsequently overtaken by classic doom metal vocals.

Hollow, on the other hand, opens with a sort of symphonic intro which engaged me instantly and did not expect the tempo increase around 3:13 which again was welcoming but completely unexpected.

Overall, this brand new album from Tomorrow’s Rain will certainly delight the fans of the bands the guest musicians are from and a fine piece of work for the Doom Metal genre.

Review by Rossy Maguire
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