Release date: 5 August 2014
Style: Metalcore

Rating:

7.4 | 22 votes

Owners:

21 have it
6 want it


01. Wasteland
02. Rapture In Exile
03. The Misery We Make
04. Infinite Eyes
05. Futurist
06. The Great Oppressor
07. Anti-Axis
08. By The Starlight
09. Lost For Life
10. The Goddess Figure
11. Lunar Divide [bonus]
12. Beneath The Blackening Sky
13. Surrealist [bonus]
14. Hypatia Rising
15. Departure

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Ace Frawley - 20.07.2014 at 13:53  
Rating: 8 I have pre-ordered this album. Can't wait. On the strength of what I've heard thus far i.e. "Wasteland" and "Rapture in Exile" I think this is going to be some very enjoyable stuff. Very excited. Hope they tour Australia again - I missed them last time.
ScottyM - 06.08.2014 at 21:10  
Rating: 9 Some mediocre, some solid, not much out of the ordinary or ground-breaking for Darkest Hour. A good solid album. I'd have to say that surprisingly, their last track is not only titled "Departure", but coincidentally (or not?) is a noticeable departure from what Darkest Hour is known for, and I love it. Primarily clean vocals, a lot of melodic elements in it with the symphonics, and without a doubt my favorite chorus of any of their songs, both rhythmically and lyrically. Other notable tracks for me were Futurist, Anti-Axis, By The Starlight, and Lunar Divide, in no particular order.
Ace Frawley - 11.08.2014 at 13:15  
Rating: 8
Written by ScottyM on 06.08.2014 at 21:10

Some mediocre, some solid, not much out of the ordinary or ground-breaking for Darkest Hour. A good solid album. I'd have to say that surprisingly, their last track is not only titled "Departure", but coincidentally (or not?) is a noticeable departure from what Darkest Hour is known for, and I love it. Primarily clean vocals, a lot of melodic elements in it with the symphonics, and without a doubt my favorite chorus of any of their songs, both rhythmically and lyrically. Other notable tracks for me were Futurist, Anti-Axis, By The Starlight, and Lunar Divide, in no particular order.


I'm quite stunned at this album. You say the final track is a noticeable departure from what Darkest Hour is known for - I'd say almost the whole album is! And I like it too. The use of clean vocals by John Henry is throughout the whole album. And there is even a duet! There are so many catchy songs and surely plenty of potential singles that could garner a whole new audience for the band. I reckon "Futurist" will be released as a single, with a video, for sure. I also like those other songs you've quoted, but my favourite song from the whole album is the one that sounds the most like their previous work - "Rapture in Exile".
ScottyM - 11.08.2014 at 18:10  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 11.08.2014 at 13:15

I'm quite stunned at this album. You say the final track is a noticeable departure from what Darkest Hour is known for - I'd say almost the whole album is! And I like it too. The use of clean vocals by John Henry is throughout the whole album. And there is even a duet! There are so many catchy songs and surely plenty of potential singles that could garner a whole new audience for the band. I reckon "Futurist" will be released as a single, with a video, for sure. I also like those other songs you've quoted, but my favourite song from the whole album is the one that sounds the most like their previous work - "Rapture in Exile".


No argument here. I was actually in concurrence with you after several more listen-through's, just too lazy to come back and edit my post. This is quite a departure from just about all of their previous stuff with John's extended use of clean vocals. You don't get hardly any of that in previous albums. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. I also want to see a single/video for Futurist, or Anti-Axis. I for one support Darkest Hour's new direction they're taking.
Ace Frawley - 12.08.2014 at 05:38  
Rating: 8
Written by ScottyM on 11.08.2014 at 18:10

No argument here. I was actually in concurrence with you after several more listen-through's, just too lazy to come back and edit my post. This is quite a departure from just about all of their previous stuff with John's extended use of clean vocals. You don't get hardly any of that in previous albums. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. I also want to see a single/video for Futurist, or Anti-Axis. I for one support Darkest Hour's new direction they're taking.


Yes, after an initial feeling of discomfort in the change, I've fully embraced it after repeated listens to the new album. It's just so damn enjoyable. So many songs I just love. I agree that "Anti-Axis" could be released as a single. Hope they play a stack of these new songs in their live set over the coming year and also that they tour Australia and come to Canberra!
EW - 23.08.2014 at 14:36  
Rating: 8 One of my favorite bands and this new release did not dissapoint. I also hope for another Aussie tour soon.
ScottyM - 19.09.2014 at 05:38  
Rating: 9 Ya know, I gotta change my rating to a 9. I love this album. Can't get enough of it! Everything from the shift in vocals to the extremely complex guitar during the verses to the drumming just blows my hair back. This is my favorite album of theirs, no question.

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