Hot Milk – A Call To The Void | Album Review

Track Listing

Welcome to the…
Horror Show
Party On My Deathbed
Alice Cooper’s Pool House
Zoned Out
Over Your Dead Body
Breathing Underwater
Forget Me Not


True to form, Hot Milk blazes a trail for alternative music, pushing their sound to the heights with their debut album A Call To The Void. The act spearheads unnerving lyrics – lyrics that take shelter in the mind and provide a poetic slant. 

It’s hard-hitting this record, rightfully placing the band in the frame, and while everything seems to be fine on the outside, it’s a different story on the inside. As the band confess their truths and desires, they contemplate how to change their world. 

Lyrically the band convey love as bittersweet. They search for a new light while everything seems to be shrouded in a darkness, so thick and frightening. The loud, often poppy sound energises the drama, and though the band is famed for their roots in punk, they do well to experiment. 

11 songs make up the full length of this album, including the following highlights. 

‘Party On My Deathbed’ is a volatile, guitar-driven contribution that has no let-up. The lyrics are worthy of acclaim. 

‘Migraine’ is an intelligent song that goes from subtle to hardened in seconds. The chorus, which is breakneck and relevant, bursts into life.

‘Breathing Underwater’ comes in soft and it is a heartbreaking portrayal of hurt and liquid-filled lungs. The riffs are there as a backbeat, but it’s the lyrical content that grabs the attention. 

Hot Milk solidifies their place in the punk scene with a record that delivers musically and lyrically. It’s a dark debut, but it arrests with its powerful messages. 

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  • Verdict - 9/10

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