Hollow Woods’s new album “Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants” is out now

Author Benedetta Baldin - 5.2.2024

Finnish black metallers Hollow Woods stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, “Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants”, at the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Released on February 2nd via Signal Rex, hear Hollow Woods‘ “Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants” in its entirety exclusively HERE.

In many ways, “Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants” is a natural continuation of Hollow Woods‘ debut album, “Cold Winds Cleave the Earth”, from 2021. Familiar elements – pure & proud BLACK METAL, done with personality and charisma – are recast in more varied ways. The production across the album is a bit more airy compared to that debut, but still far from overly polished. Likewise, overt aggression is dialed down a bit to make room for more epic passages, where acoustic guitar gives support to powerful clean vocals. As no doubt presaged by the album’s title, lyrical themes here deal with nature mysticism, atavism, and specifically slash-and-burn as a metaphor for personal growth unburdened by the past. For the first time, select passages of lyrics are published as ciphers for the song’s themes. To usher in “Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants”, Hollow Woods will be performing at the Howls of Winter Fest in Estonia in February 2024.

1. Ancient Graves
2. Beneath the Dying Tower
3. Night Burns Through
4. Halls of Idle Breath
5. Interlude / Among Ruins
6. Burial Fires
7. Like Twisted Bones of Fallen Giants