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bobflipaburger
August 6th 2014


3 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think after hearing the tracks they released a few weeks ago, expectations should have been withdrawn. It should have been pretty clear this wasn't going to be Deliver Us or Undoing Ruin again, it was going to be a very different album from anything they've done. It's well done, even if it's not very original.

Shuyin
August 6th 2014


11838 Comments


band matured, they're not going to make the same albums over and over again..

if the fans liked paradox why the fuck are they nitpicking?

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thelastsignal
August 6th 2014


1370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

To me this isn't a matured Darkest Hour; I think this is the band going in a lazier, more palatable direction.

Shuyin
August 7th 2014


11838 Comments


well, my being mature also meant me being extremely lazy so :P



thelastsignal
August 7th 2014


1370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lmao nice, Shuyin!

TetraVaal
August 12th 2014


9 Comments


This is my favorite album of theirs. I like the production. I like the cleans. And I like the accessibility of the all around sound.

JeetJeet
August 14th 2014


746 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the cleans are so fucking unnecessary a majority of the time. I LOVE John Henry's cleans, but on this record they're just not needed. This album without the clean vocals would easily be a 4.

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TomAkaVeto
August 14th 2014


1662 Comments


Can't really blame them for going for making a more palatable album. It was probably that or they were going to fall into a place where they were even less relevant than before. Though they may have written "better" albums in the past, they weren't overly successful when it comes to recognition and album sales.

thelastsignal
August 15th 2014


1370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I mean, this one is definitely more firmly rooted in metalcore, which will appeal to a lot more listeners, so I understand it from that aspect. I just think that some of the songs are sloppily constructed and the variation from song to song seems forced. The neutered sound in the instrumentals is what gets to me the most. Henry is a great singer, it's just that when he is singing over songs that are stripped of their signature aggression, it will sound boring and uninspired.

Progger6009
August 15th 2014


1126 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hey this debuted at 94, which is higher than anything they have ever released by 10 spots. Obviously this payed off for them. Btw, this album kicks ass.

XingKing
August 16th 2014


10867 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I was just about to post about this debuting at 94, which I personally find sickening. This will likely lead to them producing more garbage in this vein. Sigh

fromtheinside
August 16th 2014


18717 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

worst album of the year by far

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XingKing
August 16th 2014


10867 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Definitely disappointment of the year for me

fromtheinside
August 16th 2014


18717 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i still can't believe the songs i heard when i heard them. certainly this is a tribute band... right???

XingKing
August 16th 2014


10867 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I wonder what happened to that band that all of the ex-DH members formed

CelestialOuroboros
August 16th 2014


435 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Listening to this record in its entirety, I can honestly say that it's decent, but certainly NOT the Darkest Hour I've grown comfortable with; thank fucking God they didn't venture through nu metal territory. The best tracks on this album are "The Great Oppressor", "Lost for Life", and "Hypatia Rising"... For me, anyway.

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2014


1789 Comments


"band matured"

lol how is this maturity.

AdolfChrist
September 2nd 2014


1789 Comments


i sense another In Flames on our hands.

thelastsignal
September 2nd 2014


1370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, band did not mature at all.

Gameofmetal
September 2nd 2014


2137 Comments


On the bright side, maybe due to more people checking out this album and liking their new sound they will in turn start listening to their older material and perhaps farther down the line get into more underground metal. The beauty of selling out if you will.



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