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’.
In RS197 we welcome back rock’s most controversial son to the cover of Rock Sound. PLUS we speak to Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce about his upcoming solo album, Emma Blackery and Against The Current are welcomed with opens arms and you’ll get eight classic Time Warp posters of your favourite bands.