Chris "Mordrid" Hathcock got his start by honing his musical talents in metal bands such as The Torture Cell and Werhwolfe. Begun in 2002 officially as The Seventh Circle then subsequently undergoing the moniker change to The Reticent, it was conceived and continued as a means of coping for its founder and remains to this day a one man project. Focusing intensely on sadness and all its brethren, The Reticent is meant to purge such sorrow or torment not to glorify it. Drawing solely from life experience the lyrics and concepts behind the music are all sincere and painfully revealing. Inspired by such unique acoustic acts as Terry Reid and Steve Von Till as well as more popular groups such as Opeth, The Reticent attempts the age old art of personal expression and relinquishment of pain through its strangely hypnotic music.