Don’t believe all the talk that Darkest Hour sucks since they lost their “shredder” Kris Norris. On their latest record, these D.C. metallers have taken their fast, heavy, and scary sound……..and made it faster, heavier, and scarier.
Though it doesn’t quite match up to their 2005 masterpiece Undoing Ruin, it’s a step in the right direction after 2007’s so-so effort Deliver Us. Check out one of the album’s stand-out tracks like “The Tides” and you know will know what I am talking about.
To put it plainly, this is a band based around riffs, not leads, and The Eternal Return proves that, acting as a modern nod to old-school thrash, without sounding old, tired, or cliche.