Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning

7.4 | 32 votes |
Release date: 19 February 2021
Style: Death metal, Black metal


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01. Strongholds Of Awakening
02. Transcending Antecedent Visions
03. The Abrasive Black Dust Part II
04. Obscuration
05. The Foundations Of Servitude

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Well that's a guitar tone you don't hear that often in death metal.

published 24.02.2021 | Comments (1)

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13.02.2021 - 03:30
Rating: 5
The two available tracks sound fine but don't have me as hyped as I'd like to be for this.
18.02.2021 - 20:47
Rating: 7
Invoking evil from ancient civilizations while being emotional.
"If people kept things simple, there would be no discoveries in the world. If scientists said, "The brain is just a brain" and not take it by small segments and labeling it - We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is sci
19.02.2021 - 13:41
Rating: 8
I like it quite a bit, particularly some of the more melodic inclinations they have, but I remember being more impressed by Dwell. Still, likely to be one of the stronger DM albums this year

Edit: Actually, the longer the closing track goes on the more impressed I am by it, definitely a strong closer to the record
19.02.2021 - 22:27
^ Suffering Hour is one of the best new death metal bands out there. This is another great record, but not a better one than their debut, in my opinion. And "Dwell" is in a league of its own, it is unsurpassable. The last track on this album tries hard and it's a commendable effort but it does not succeed to achieve "Dwell"'s level of brilliance.
22.02.2021 - 03:49
Rating: 5
I regret preordering this. The guitar tone makes my eye twitch. May as well be nails on a chalkboard. Thought this was a safe bet after Dwell. Wrong.
22.02.2021 - 13:10
Rating: 8
I really thought this was going to be the album which put them in the same conversations as Blood Incantation and other top tier new DM bands but it's a bit disappointing.

Not as good as the debut and definitely not as good as Dwell.

It's better than a 5/10 though. ^^ That's just crazy talk.
23.02.2021 - 00:40
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Yeah what the fuck is up with that lead guitar. The guitar tone is heinous and every note is obnoxious vibrato.

Last album is much better.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
26.02.2021 - 15:04
Rating: 8
I don't have any issues with the guitar tone at all.

This has grown on me rapidly actually, I was wrong to be disappointed. It's another great Suffering Hour album.

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