The most appealing aspect is how easy it is to relate to these lyrics. Songs like The Outside which compare what you hate about yourself to an actual monster climbing into your room. This is how I feel when I think about myself and it really just hits home. This is a common theme for the album. If you find yourself drawn to this type of music which can be depressing at times, then this is the perfect album. lines about calling someone and pretending to be drunk just to tell them something that you can just laugh off and pretend you only said because you were drunk is an experience I expect many of us share. It's nice to know you're not alone.
Musically there's tracks like Breathe Easy that have this indie rock energy and almost reminiscent of Taking Back Sunday at parts and then there's slower songs like Three Years where the instruments are much more subdued. The music while not quite as memorable as the lyrics definitely does a great job accentuating the emotions conveyed.
It's nice to discover new bands and Hodera was a great discovery for me. This is an album for people with a permanent rain storm on the inside. It's easy to relate to a lot of the imagery created by the lyrics. It's always good to have listen to a band that can say what I feel but in a much more articulate way. If you're not one of those people this album may not be for you, there's really no upbeat or poppy songs musically or lyrically on here. There's definitely some glimmers of hope in there, it's not all just depressing but it's not for everyone. If this album does interest you I highly suggest picking it up, it's only $5 on Bandcamp.