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3 Years Hollow - The Cracks

by Kevin Wierzbicki

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The emotion in the voice of Jose Urquiza when he sings about the devil taking everything away in album opener "The Devil's Slave" indicates that he's suffered that unfortunate predicament. If that's the case, (and who hasn't had a run-in with the horned one?) then Urquiza and his band mates in 3 Years Hollow are in the process of reclaiming their sanity and a lot more with the release of The Cracks.

The guys have a heavy yet melodic sound of the kind that is currently ruling rock radio and "Chemical Ride" with its plea of "Let me be your chemical ride…" (to a lover who's missing out on romance because of a drug infatuation) and the also frustrated at love "Fallen" each play out to a two-guitar attack and a catchy sing-along chorus.

Not surprisingly, the band's penchant for spot-on radio rock was recognized early on by guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust who not only produced this debut full-length for 3 Years Hollow but also co-wrote a handful of the songs and performs on the, you guessed it, surefire radio biggie "For Life."

"Hungry," another band/Lowery co-write, is actually the album's first single and it turns out to be very appropriately-named; fans are gobbling it up and wanting more. As to that larcenous devil, as far as 3 Years Hollow is concerned, he's out of business.

3 Years Hollow - The Cracks
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