If the aim of 'Johnny Hollow' was to take the listener into the world of cinematic horror then it's mission accomplished and funeral wreaths all round. Made up of industrial soundscapes featuring classical instruments, the final layers are added by intertwining vocals from male and female protagonists who sing like they are seriously haunted. For the most part there are gothic songs like the highly dramatic 'Rasputin' and the immense riffing of 'Stolen', which are broken up by short instrumental interludes. Only towards the album's conclusion do they steer away from dark drama characterised by the relatively gentle melody of 'Shock Me Peter' and the elegant 'Skeleton Song' whilst 'Dark Thing' veers worringly close to Enigma territory. Generally low on tunes and hooks but always high on drama and atmosphere this record demands visual accompaniment.