Darkest Hour
The Human Romance
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 7 March, 2011
Playing time: 50:27

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 go.

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!

01. Terra Noctunus (01:16)
02. The World Engulfed in Flames (03:52)
03. Savor the Kill (03:48)
04. Man & Swine (03:44)
05. Love as a Weapon (04:00)
06. Your Everyday Disaster (02:46)
07. Violent By Nature (02:21)
08. Purgatory (03:46)
09. Severed into Separates (03:27)
10. Wound (03:42)
11. Terra Solaris (08:41)
12. Beyond the Live you know (04:12)
13. Hierarchy of Heathens (04:52)
Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 27 April, 2011
Website: www.darkesthour.cc