When I read the description for Jupiter Hollow, I will admit I was somewhat skeptical and intrigued at the same time. So of course, I had to take the opportunity to check out their new 5 song EP Odyssey, released January 13, 2017 in anticipation of their debut album, Ahdomn.
I honestly wasn’t sure how a Prog duo, whose sound has been compared to bands such as Pink Floyd, Tool, A Perfect Circle, and RUSH, could pull that off with only two members.
Jupiter Hollow is comprised of Grant MacKenzie (guitar, bass, and synth) and Kenny Parry (drums, vocals, and synth) and hail from Ontario, Canada. I am here to admit my skepticism was thrown out within the first song. I was completely blown away by the talent of these two young men, 21 and 18 respectively. Odyssey is strong both musically and lyrically which is a testament to their talent at their ages. The EP has everything a prog fan could ask for. There are time changes, tempo changes, a story-like feel, and tons of emotions.
Be sure to check out Jupiter Hollow now and watch them rise through the musical ranks as I am sure they will.
Here is the video for “Deep in Space” the first track from Odyssey