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Deliver Us

Darkest HourAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 10, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Victory Records
  • ASIN: B000QUUE6E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)
2. Sanctuary
3. Demon(s)
4. An Ethereal Drain
5. A Paradox With Flies
6. The Light At The Edge Of The World
7. Stand And Receive Your Judgement
8. Tunguska
9. Fire In The Skies
10. Full Imperial Collapse
11. Deliver Us

Editorial Reviews

DARKEST HOUR is the epitome of all that is heavy metal. They are a ferocious, high-velocity machine of raw energy, immeasurable talent and intoxicating fun. They take the stage with a mix of complete grace and total abandonment to create some of the most technically adept and magnetically challenging heavy metal ever. Their dedication to putting on some of the most intense live performances ever is matched by their astonishing skill that only gets better with each record. Deliver Us, DARKEST HOUR's newest effort, sets yet another higher standard for themselves, as well as for the entire metal community. Each track on this record comprises not only some of the band's most musically ambitious work, but is also their most personal collection of songs to date. Nothing speaks louder than the words of singer John Henry on the title track this world is dying everyday don't let it come between us, our fate has traveled this far and now the storm, brings us faster to a close, brimming with pathetic prose... don't leave me, give me release don't sink down into defeat, only when you're through fleeing can you save yourself deliver us. It's safe to say that DARKEST HOUR have risen to be one of the most gifted and respected bands in metal today. 2007 will see the band tour North America as one of the headliners on the SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND tour; it will be the first, but hardly the last, opportunity for DARKEST HOUR to showcase this incredible record to the public.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another strong album. Definitely worth buying. July 15, 2007
By J. Khan
Format:Audio CD
This is Darkest Hour's second album produced by Devin Townsend. He did an amazing job with the experimentation of "Undoing Ruin". What they learned working together on that album really comes out in "Deliver Us". Its almost a masterpiece. The guitar playing stands out the most. Townsend really focused on Kris Norris and Mike Scheliebaum. Amazing solos are all over the place. The drumming and bass is as expected of Darkest Hour -excellent time changes. Together they pulled off an atmosphere that will make this a classic metal album.
Now here is where musicianship comes in. Darkest Hour has grown a lot since "So Sedated.." and they are able to pull off a more epic sound. John Henry had to EVOLVE his vocals to fit. His screams and growls still dominate the album. He has only added another element to his vocals. Kinda like what Matt Heafy had to do with Trivium when they put out the Crusade, except not nearly as extreme.
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There are always those "original" fans that cling on to the old school and reject the new. Yet they fail to make any comparisons between the two sounds. Darkest Hour has been playing this style of metal since they were kids. "Deliver Us" is a progression of that style -the band did not take on a new sound. If I did not follow this band I would assume that "Deliver Us" came before "Undoing Ruin", as it actually ties "..Sadist Nation" and "Undoing Ruin" together. If you loved either one of those albums then you will like this one.

When I first listened to the album and the song Demons came on i thought "what? is john trying to sing?". I was really bored by the chorus on that track.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkest hour ~Deliver Us~ September 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Wow.

That was the first word that I could say when the opening track for Darkest Hour's fifth true full length kicked off. If "Doomsayer" isn't the closest thing to classic In Flames that's been released since the birth of metalcore, I don't know what is. Opening with acoustic guitar work that explodes into a mid-paced drum groove with shades of Gothenburg leads underneath, the song quickly becomes a straight In Flames cut when they kick it into overdrive. The lead work is strong and the growls are true. No melodic sing-song chorus here, just brutality. From the melodic breakdown to the syncopated rhythm section that lead into an excellent solo, the song is trademark In Flames and, despite all of that, is actually quite good.

The opening track gives you a good idea of what Deliver Us is all about. Darkest Hour has grown as a band through the years and I believe are beginning to reach their full level of maturity with this disc. The Gothenburg influences have become their sound yet, they manage to remain unrelenting in their crushing riffs and speed. I have to give credit to John Henry for limiting his melodic vocal approach on the disc in a time when everyone in this scene is singing every chorus (including In Flames!). I wouldn't mind seeing him back off even more though and let the music do all of the talking though. This style of music has always been about the guitar work.

"Doomsayer" is followed by a short burst of energy called "Sanctuary" which has a brief glimpse of a melody in the vocals but is buried quickly. "Demon(s)" then kicks in and that pure Gothenburg sound returns. The lead that takes over after the breakdown isn't cheese laden, like most metalcore, but powerful and emotive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Darkest Hour don't fail to "Deliver" September 19, 2013
Format:Audio CD
On the follow up to their watershed release, "Undoing Ruin," Washington D.C. metalcore/melodic death metal pioneers Darkest Hour continue in a fashion similar to what was heard on that 2005 album, only with one crucial difference: An increased sense of melody. So while "Deliver Us" retains much of that At The Gates/In Flames-influenced thrashy death metal that the band built a career around, it is, at the same time and absolutely without question, the group's most experimental effort to date. Several of these eleven songs open up for a melodic chorus, thus allowing frontman John Henry to actually croon -- yes, you read that right: Croon! And the melodic-leaning textures in his vocal patterns might not exactly be Killswitch Engage or Bullet For My Valentine-worthy, they are definitely something (something to distinguish "Deliver Us" from every Darkest Hour record that preceded it, something to make this a standout in D.H.'s discography, etc.) The end result is some of the brightest and most epic and infectious melodies that Henry and Company have ever captured on tape.

And even though none of them can claim to be outright amazing, there are certainly still some standout tracks that are very worthy of your time and attention. Opener "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)" finds lightly-picked dual acoustic guitars being underpinned by a melodic bass groove, and topped off a handful good melodic solos. The next two songs adopt the melodic/tuneful choruses described above. So while even though "Sanctuary" might be a fiery and urgent modern thrasher with brisk, chugging riffs and deftly cracking skins, it retains a bit of melody when it does ease back and open up for a surprisingly melodic chorus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for our grandson
Gift for our grandson and he is crazy about it. He has told us he listens to it all the time.
Published 3 months ago by alice hill
5.0 out of 5 stars If This Feels Too Synthetic Then It's All Been a Dream
If Darkest Hour's Undoing Ruin (2005) was a lesson in battling depression, then Deliver Us (2007) tells about the struggle not to fall back into it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkest Hour "Delivers Us" the goods
Darkest Hour has delivered its fans another masterpiece from producer Devin Townsend brazingly entitled Deliver US. Read more
Published on November 6, 2009 by J.P. Bollmann AkA
4.0 out of 5 stars Deliver Us from terrible metal!
And that's what Darkest Hour did. Sure, they decided to go kind of soft with the melodic singing (to get more fans) but they are still one of the best metal bands out there. Read more
Published on June 25, 2009 by chris
4.0 out of 5 stars It's still Darkest Hour... but
All I have to say is Doomsayer. If there is any reason to buy this CD it is for that song, and that song alone. Read more
Published on October 18, 2008 by Plagueofsevendeaths
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another amazing Gothenburg-style album from DH
I've been reading the reviews here, and I have to say the negative ones make me ill. I've been a DH fan since I heard the raw first cut of For the Soul of the Savior. Read more
Published on April 20, 2008 by Toefoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song is great!
This album is one of my favorite Darkest Hour albums. Every song on this album is addicting to listen to. This album is a must buy.
Published on February 21, 2008 by B. Norby
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing musicianship, horrid vocals
I've now given this a close listen with headphones, and have very mixed feelings....as I often do about this genre.

Darkest Hour has amazing musicianship. Read more
Published on December 23, 2007 by Gordon Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars They could be the best metal band ever...
I have to admit I am not a big fan of most metal bands that scream non-stop. I prefer the less sporadic screaming to emphasize a point. Read more
Published on November 30, 2007 by K. Lindahl
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
well, i was dissapointed, i thought they would expand (in a better way) on their Undoing Ruin sound. I just thought this was really boring. Read more
Published on November 25, 2007 by J. L. Brown
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THIS ALBUM IS TOO HEAVY!
I don't believe we are talking about the same album... have you ever heard Darkest Hour before?
Jul 12, 2007 by Zero7827 |  See all 4 posts
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