Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin on LP
A bastard child born of the mid 90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Darkest Hour combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal. In a decade-without-a-name, Darkest Hour defined the entire new wave of American metal sound and gave the metal and hardcore/punk world a revitalization it surely needed.
This new style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal. Their third and most innovative album, Undoing Ruin, brilliantly mixes death metal rolls with straight-up thrash-metal shredding.
They even throw some piano in here and there, but they do so without compromising their trademark sound. However, the sound here is more developed, the production outstanding, and the overall composition of the record secured its position among the elite metal albums of 2005. Vinyl reissue from Victory Records.
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin Track Listing:
1. With a Thousand Words to Say But One
2. Convalescence Video
3. This Will Outlive Us
4. Sound the Surrender
8. District Divided
9. These Fevered Times