I first caught Holy a few months back when I saw them open up for Dangers at the Golden Tea House, and the Milan, Italy’s hardcore band completely blew me away. I picked up a copy of their latest Seclusion MMXIV and the 5 track EP is a must for anyone who loves fast paced hardcore.
Playing noisy hardcore with plenty of powerviolence influences, Holy’s Seclusion MMXIV is fighting no holds barred. Just like their aggressive music, they aren’t holding anything back lyrically and are straight to the point with their political message, whether it’s attacking national institutions on “Captivity” or the plight of the middle class on “Blank Stares”.
The songs on Seclusion MMXIV are also much more developed than a lot of other powerviolence bands, where a genre is known for their 30 second songs, Holy manages to stretch the songs between the one and two minute mark without ever having them overstay their welcome (which is sort of hilarious that over a minute is considered long, but all us punks have A.D.D). Easily one of the better hardcore bands out there today, if you’re looking to check out Holy, you can’t go wrong with their latest EP.
Holy – Ruins