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Darkest Hour

Deliver Us

July 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

Undoing Ruin

2005’s Undoing Ruin was an absolute metal masterpiece and Darkest Hour’s latest release is no step down. Deliver Us undoubtedly feels like the next step in the band’s evolution. The whole monster is heavier, tighter, and scarier while still spilling forth the same anger and criticism of America’s post-9/11 militarism that made their previous albums such essential releases. Vocalist John Henry noticeably stretches himself this time around by showcasing a few clean vocals that sit surprisingly well within the songs. If the already-circulating complaints about the lack of breakdowns on the albums are any indicator, this will drive most metal scenesters crazy. But if you’re honest, you’ll ask yourself what’s so special about double bass and palm muting an open chord in the face of such an incredible display of shredding. No offense to Killswitch Engage or Dillinger’s Escape Plan, but right now, Darkest Hour is the king of American metal and you’d be foolish to think otherwise.

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