Search Rock Sound Magazine

Darkest Hour - The Human Romance

Richard Cartey
Richard Cartey 6 March at 09.00
Darkest Hour - The Human Romance Cover

The best Darkest Hour have been since ‘Undoing Ruin’.

Seven albums in and Darkest Hour have produced a murderer’s row of modern-thrash anthems. Filled with triumphant riffs end to end, ‘The Human Romance’ sees the US five-piece finally achieve the balance between emotion, progression and aggression – the epic triumvirate of ‘Violent By Nature’, ‘Purgatory’ and ‘Severed Into Separates’ a fitting example. Far from a hindrance, ‘The Human Romance’’s lessened reliance upon the band’s notorious Entombed influence has meant the welcome employment of a broad rhythmic and tonal pallet. ‘The Human Romance’ is how metalcore should be: layered, dynamic, passionate. Easily the best Darkest Hour have been since ‘Undoing Ruin’.

What do you think about this story?

Let @rocksound know on Twitter

Read this next!

Butcher Babies - Goliath

Butcher Babies - Goliath

"Fans of radio rock won’t complain, but there’s simply nothing remarkable here."

Review 24 January
Caliban - Ghost Empire

Caliban - Ghost Empire

"Caliban are thinking outside the box on ‘Ghost Empire’, they just aren’t doing it enough..."

Review 9 January

Rock Sound Online

More Rock Sound

View More