Track of the Day #138: Holy Esque – Oslo

Posted by Nina Glencross


Released as a B-side on their recent 7 inch single Tear, Holy Esque’s Oslo is pretty much an explosion of pure, raw emotion from start to finish, drenched, of course, in their usual glorious wall of distortion.

For a moment, as it starts to build, you get the feeling this may be a very dark and brooding song, but as the guitars begin to ring their sweet resonance, it quickly blossoms into a powerful, moving ballad, complete with stadium sized drums and Pat Hynes’ vocals that not only sing but almost scream the story to anyone who’ll listen.

This is especially important when you take into consideration this is the final track in a trilogy of songs which follow the tragic story of a prostitute who is, as Pat explains, “harassed and tortured until her final hour with everything left behind.”

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