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Swallow The Sun - Hope

8.6 | 482 votes |
Release date: 7 February 2007
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal


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01. Hope
02. These Hours Of Despair
03. The Justice Of Suffering [feat. Jonas Renkse]
04. Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Pt.2)
05. Too Cold For Tears
06. The Empty Skies
07. No Light, No Hope
08. Doomed To Walk The Earth
09. These Low Lands [Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus cover] [Digipak bonus]

Additional info
Produced by Swallow The Sun and Sami Kokko
Recorded at Seawolf Studios, Helsinki 11.9.2006 - 8.10.2006
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Sami Kokko
Mastered by Minerva Pappi at Finnvox Studios

"These Low Lands" on the limited edition digipak (and on the "Don't Fall Asleep" single) is a cover of "Alavilla Mailla" originally performed by Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus. The title and the lyrics were translated to English by Tomi Tuomaala and Jani Rämö for Swallow The Sun's version.

Guest review by
Swallow The Sun's third album was probably one of the most expected returns in the Doom spectre this year, and for good reasons. After the immediate, and probably somewhat unexpected impact of "The Morning Never Came" in 2003, and the good reception of its successor, "Ghosts Of Loss", I think many were curious to know if Swallow The Sun's consistency was to be maintained, or if, instead, they'd crumble in the usually difficult third work. Thankfully, it was the first option that turned out to be the correct one.

published 01.08.2007 | Comments (15)

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24.04.2012 - 02:32
Rating: 5

I had some "hope" on this album, but seriously, I couldn't make it to the last song before being put to sleep.
25.09.2012 - 23:21
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Written by Nightfall on 24.04.2012 at 02:32

I had some "hope" on this album, but seriously, I couldn't make it to the last song before being put to sleep.

Well, I think it's their best album (I own them all) and I have to say it just kept getting better and better the more I listened to it.

Just give it another chance. If you like the band, I think you'll like this album too.
06.12.2013 - 00:06
Rating: 9

This album is really good.
01.05.2015 - 14:11
Rating: 9
High Fist Prog
I love the riffage on this album - so damn groovy and melodic!
28.07.2021 - 12:14
Rating: 9

Damn they pulled off a Katatonia better than Katatonia ever could 🙌 (The Justice of Suffering)
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