Darkest Hour rose from
the ashes of the '90s convergence of metal and hardcore and while most bands of
the like either grew huge or are dead and gone, Darkest Hour mean they
haven't touched the core of their potential yet, despite their impressive resume
of records and tours.
Their cover illustration, that marks the birth of Darkest Hour version 2, is a
metaphor for life and the fulfillment of their addiction to making music and
satisfying their fans no matter how hard it is, something they could never let
The human romance, the band's seventh album, is a tale in the melancholic
tongue of emotional thrash. Darkest Hour dig influence in both Swedish
and American metal as they have contact with both Sweden through some recording
in Sweden and their work with Soilwork's Peter Wicher and their native USA, as
they perpetrate the American thrash tradition in a more polished way, though.
I don't find it that memorable after some listenings; still my attention was
caught by Terra Solaris, the instrumental and longest track.
The ones who wish to feed on some digestible year 2011 thrash, The human
romance is all yours!