Shattered Hope - Absence

8.5 | 56 votes |
Release date: 30 May 2010
Style: Death doom metal


68 have it
14 want it

01. Amidst Nocturnal Silence
02. Vital Lie
03. Enlighten The Darkness
04. Yearn
05. A Traitor's Kiss
06. Lament, In F# Minor
07. The Utter Void

Staff review by
When last we left Shattered Hope, I was asked to review their 2007 Promo... a two track, 20 minute release morphing of traditional doom with some death/doom vocals reminiscent of Officium Triste.

Now it's 2010 and they are back with a vengeance. Ok, maybe not a vengeance necessarily, but they are back with a full-length release, Absence. Seven tracks spanning an hour of pure dooming satisfaction.

published 12.06.2010 | Comments (17)

so i've teased, tormented and tantalized you with a review of an album you could not have... Until Now.

It's a Festivus miracle.

If you like yer doom slow, drawn out, growly, and HELLenic, you know what to do.

BitterCOld's picks | More picks ››

Found in 16 lists
Top lists


Comments: 5   Visited by: 305 users
19.12.2010 - 14:08
thanos shattered
"Absence" will be released on 20th December 2010 by Solitude Productions!!

Everyone interested can order it from Solitude Productions on the following link:

Or a few days later from the band by sending us an e-mail at:

Or via MySpace message(
21.10.2012 - 16:25
Rating: 10
Great death doom album from Greece!! Reminds me the old days of anathema with Darren! Very atmospheric and dark!
We are just..a moment in time!
26.01.2013 - 23:10
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooood Album
30.03.2014 - 18:07
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Great album. I'm inclined to agree with BitterCOld's review score in this case.
21.05.2017 - 23:46
Rating: 8
Who are these guys? Discovered them only recently.
Not much old Anathema for me. But certainly a hell of an album. Solid 8 right away after two spins (which doesnt happen often for me). Will give them a couple of more chances. See where it gets. Hope the successor wont be too much of a disappointment for me.

Hits total: 9400 | This month: 49