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The death/doom luminaries of Finland, Swallow the Sun, started at the turn of the millennium when guitarist Juha Raivio collected a group of friends around him.
The band's first recording, Out of this Gloomy Light demo, was recorded in January 2003 and has become a rare collectors item. This demo also brought them their first record deal with Firebox Records.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 19, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • ASIN: B000LMPDYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,249,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2007 release of the Finnish doom metal band's third full length album. It's predecessor was the first doom metal album ever to enter the pop charts in their homeland....and it actually enjoyed a six week run!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Knouse on March 1, 2007
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After the disappointing "Ghosts of Loss" I very nearly washed my hands of this band. But then I remembered their debut album "The Morning Never Came" was magnificent Doom Metal of the highest quality and I decided to give these guys another chance. Their third album "Hope" is dark, oppressive Doom Metal that very nearly rekindles the magic of their debut release, though at times there are sections that drone on a bit too long and become boring much like their second album "Ghosts of Loss". These moments are infrequent, however, so the majority of the album is recommendable. "Hope" is solid Doom Metal, though rarely amazing, it flows along pitch black waves of rage and loss occassionally mixing the two together into a tidal surge of crushing depression.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert M. Lisanti on May 19, 2007
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This CD is one of my favs of the year...If you like your metal dark, depressing but melodic than this is the cd for you. Great Guitar melodies, Keyboards give that great dark atmosphere...Growling vox give the dark aspect of this music, and the clean vox are haunting.. production of this cd is top knotch, bass is loud and clean, guitars are most powerful and vocal tracks are simply awesome. if you are new to the doom genre than this is a "MUST HAVE" ( Katatonia, My Dying Bride Fans will like it )
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcus on December 26, 2007
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Anyone who's heard "Ghosts Of Loss" or the magnificent "The Morning Never Came" should be perfectly familiar with Swallow The Sun's sound by now: dark, depressive, doom metal with some melody. "Hope" sees the band expanding on their palette with faster songs (well, for a doom band) and a greater emphasis on clean vocals.

For the most part, "Hope" is excellent. From opening title track to the final wretched notes of "Doomed To Walk The Earth", "Hope" takes you to a place where you feel, well, hopeless. The songs are absolutely drenched in atmosphere with ominous yet beautiful guitar riffs (check out the opening riff on the title track), alternating brutal death growls and clean vocals, and subtle use of keyboards. "The Justice Of Suffering" even features a stunning chorus sung by Jonas Renske of Katatonia.

While I wouldn't say it's as good as "The Morning Never Came", "Hope" is still a phenomenal album. It's more accessible than their previous works, yet it doesn't sacrifice Swallow The Sun's core sound. If you're a fan of doom metal or just metal in general, you owe it to yourself to check this out.
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By metal head 101 on November 15, 2008
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I'd like to start of by stating that I enjoy bands like Opeth, Ahab and November's Doom. My review is from that perspective.

This is the first album I bought from the band; they were recommended to me by a friend. This album is amazing. From the first track, I was hooked. The opener starts off quiet and then explodes in to a heavy, catchy riff. I personally enjoy the contrasting clean and harsh vocals. The first song is a perfect example of this contrast combining to create one amazing song. The album is full of these amazing songs. My two favorite songs are "Hope" and "The Justice Of Suffering." Since these two songs are number 1 and 3 on the album, respectively, I didn't end up listening to the entire CD for a couple of days.

If you only enjoy clean vocals, this album is definitely not for you.

If you only enjoy harsh vocals, you might want to consider "The Morning Never Came."

If you enjoy a combination of both, this album is perfect.
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I've never been a big fan of doom metal, as it always seems to rely on the same cheesy 80s progressions, and tends to be predictable.

"Hope" by Swallow the Sun ends that stereotype.

In this album, I find a perfectly satisfying balance of immeasurable sadness, darkness, and heaviness. It somehow fulfills a need inside me to identify these emotions and dwell there for awhile.

There is not a single song on here that I skip over, and when I decide to listen to it (which is often), I listen from start to finish. The crown jewel is "The Empty Skies," which somehow represents, in my mind, the most beautiful death one could hope for.

Surprisingly complex, this album is a must for anyone who loves intelligent metal and likes to wallow from time to time.
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