This rockband sprung into existence in 2012, in the city of Potenza. The band is rooted in the nineties' grunge and noise rock sound, which almost guarantees an interesting combination of guitars, supported by a solid rhymth section. Yet, they also incorporate a gothic rock influence, which is mainly embodied with the gentle but strong vocals of Daniella. Somehow these vocals remind me of Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Agua De Annique), a huge plus for a rock band in my opinion.
The three songs on this album are indeed very decent grunge rock songs with a gloomy atmosphere. Opener 'Lighter' slowly introduces the band before it blasts out in distorted frenzy, driving on a groovy bassline and both clean and distorted guitars. 'Nymphetamine' is my favourite song. It too drives on elementary riffs and a strong in-your-face rock attitude which I absolutely loved in the nineties. Another striking element is the own life that the bassguitar seems to have. It gives the songs a nice impetus, especially in the title track.
Maybe in a way this can be compared to The Cranberries but The Hillinoise is way better and a lot noisier so let's just call them the prodigal sons (and daughter) of Cranberries and Jesus & Mary Chain. They know how to write strong rock songs and how to turn them into their own distinct sound. If they can set up a decent live-performance, I see a great future for this band and I surely hope to see them on stage soon.