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Darkest Hour's highly anticipated 2014 full length album taking on new recording styles and expanding their music ability while still keeping the thrash/metal we all know and love about them.

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  • Audio CD (August 5, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SUMERIAN RECORDS
  • ASIN: B00KGRU78W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I've been listening to Darkest Hour since So Sedated and have to admit that I like some of the changes they've made. Not that I like their newer stuff better than their older albums though. Hidden Hands is probably my favorite, followed by Undoing Ruin, and this album is as much of a change from their past few albums as there was between those two albums. The reason I like the changes that they've made is because I feel like I can cherish those older albums even more since I don't have So Sedated, So Sedated 2, So Sedated 3, and so on. Too many bands in this genre get locked into a sound and never change. That just makes them stale over time. No matter how much I love a band's early work, I lose interest in them if they never change over the years. I feel like Darkest Hour was kind of getting into that zone with the past few albums so they were due for a change. I don't like it when a band sells out and completely goes pop or anything but I like some variety and originality. As far as the sound of this album, a lot of it I would describe as Darkest Hour essence with a Himsa twist. Especially some of the guitar tones. There's even some lighter vocals than you're used to hearing from Darkest Hour but they don't overdo it. People that only like their early albums won't enjoy this anymore than they did Undoing Ruin, but fans that have stuck with the band over the last decade and more will find it refreshing.
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First I would like to state I am glad DH switched over from EOne due to the poor production quality of Human Romance. Now, onto the review.

I'm gonna be honest, when I listened to the first two tracks off this album I thought, "Okay, it's a new Darkest Hour album." Then Misery We Make started and I really wondered what band Sumerian mixed the CD up with. I didn't like the album the first run through. I decided to give it a second run through and noticed that other than John's vocals the band is still Darkest Hour. Travis Orbin may not be Ryan Parrish but is definitely a worthy replacement (Futurist is the one song I really felt he stuck out on). Lonestar is falling into his own as a guitarist.

One of the biggest complaints I read online concerned John's vocals. Let's be honest, after Deliver Us, this was the most logical step for the band to take to progress as artists. It's not like John has whiney vocals (listen to their Be Forewarned cover for an idea of his vocals) like many of the vocalists in screamo bands that insist on singing.

In short, if you loved Deliver Us, you'll enjoy this album. If you're one of those fans that long for the days of Mark of the Judas, this album definitely isn't for you (Eternal Return might be the last album for you guys). If you're like me and love Undoing Ruin, there's some really great songs on here and some not so great (Departures is one I really like). I don't know enough Hidden Hands or So Sedated fans to make a proper assessment so if you're curious there are tracks available on YouTube you can check out.
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What happened to this band? How did they come so far and turn into a soft metalcore band?

There are a couple of rocking songs but the soft singing is just too much. I get that they are trying new things and experimenting. m (I hope that is the case) but I don't think this experiment worked. I've loved their evolution over time and own every one of their albums, but this album is the one that puts them into the "listen first, maybe buy later" category that bands like All That Remains, AFI, KoRn, As I Lay Dying (even though they're finished), Lionheart (the hardcore band, not the hairmetal one), and even Metallica have fallen into.

I can appreciate an evolving sound like what Lamb of God have done, but this one just felt like such a vast departure that I don't think I recognize them. Even the gravely vocal style I've grown to love has changed (though you can still hear it on some of this album). I hope they are over their emo kid metalcore phase with this one and go back to the absolutely shredding and epic guitar work with aggressive and smooth vocals like were prevalent on Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, and even the Human Romance.
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By Shane on March 21, 2015
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I've been listening to Darkest hour for a little while now, and thus far I haven't heard such a cohesive effort from them. Everything comes together nicely in this album, and the clean vocals are what I've been waiting to hear from these guys for quite some time, don't get me wrong, their screams are excellent, but it just lacked contrast before to me I guess. Great album, you'll like it.
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Great album for Darkest Hour listeners. Some may feel it's very different from previous efforts, in honest retrospect, it is. Dedicated fans will understand the sound direction they implemented for this album, especially for recently being signed to Sumerian. As someone who's been following this band since So Sedated So secure, it amazes me how they've come together as a unit, and put out music that is constantly evolving whilst keeping their DH style. Very solid record, show your support, and pick this up!
Long live the metal.
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I was just going to say "Kind of Beautiful" but that would take away from the very metal aspects of the album. This may actually be Darkest Hour's best work to date and may well turn out to be very progressive for the overall genre. I really like their earlier albums (Eternal Return and its predecessors) and their latest effort reaches a new level of creativity. The group is obviously exceedingly talented in all aspects of their musicianship. While there are a few other outstanding bands out there (The Black Dahlia Murder, et al), these guys really stand out in their ability to create amazing song structure and phrasing. All riffs and solos transition from one to another or overlay each other beautifully, carry a lot of expression and meaning and never fail to build the undeniable Darkest Hour texture.

There is a fair amount of clean vocals which, after a few runs through the album, I decidedly like. Quite often screamers have sub-par/whiny clean vocals which often ruin an otherwise good track. I should actually say "all too often". Darkest Hour's lead really bucks the trend and delivers excellent clean singing performance which does not take away from the darkness and harshness of melodies and crushing riffing. Most notably, the clean vocals always transition into traditional growling with catchy change-ups in beat/riffing which often define the song's mood and create a refreshing way to infuse more complexity and meaning into the music.

I must also mention that many songs on the album carry a dichotomy of melodic rock (and that's where clean vocals play a role) and balls-out death metal, which I found both curious and innovative. I don't think this is easy to pull off a still get an old time Slayer fan to headbang to all the tunes.

Overall, a very finely crafted album. I only wish Darkest Hour toured more.
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