Undoing Ruin Review

artist: Darkest Hour date: 07/02/2005 category: compact discs
Darkest Hour: Undoing Ruin
Released: Jun 28, 2005
Label: Victory
Genre: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 11
It's an album that's the most introspective and musically intricate work by the band to date, while maintaining their signature raw intensity.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 10
Undoing Ruin Reviewed by: Schizopathic, on july 02, 2005
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Sound: In the wave of new metal music that has arisen in the last year or so, Darkest Hour definitely rises above them all. From the blistering guitar riffs, to the palm-muted power chord attacks. Undoing Ruin is without a doubt Darkest Hour's most brutal and developed album. The band seems to kind of fall into their own on this CD. Darkest Hour is one of the best metal bands today. // 10

Lyrics: As with any of the metal band nowadays, the lyrics are 95% non-understandable, but as you read the lyrics in the booklet. You can certainly feel and come to understand the deeper meaning of the lyrics. The lyrics seem to fit quite well with the style and speen of the music. John Henry has an amazing set of vocal chords, that can produce sounds anywhere from ear-blistering, murderous screams to blissfully calming melodic, sing-a-long tones. The lyrics are amazing. // 10

Overall Impression: Undoing Ruin is definitely a step (if not giant leap) forward in the metal genre of today's music. "With A Thousand Words To Say But One" starts off with almost sci-fi like background which eventually kicks into straight metal guitar (amazing). This extreme fast metal pace is kept up until "Pathos" and instrumental acoustic guitar melody. Which leads into the "moaning" guitar sounds of "Low" whose first few notes sounds like someone malliciouly de-tuning guitar strings while picking them. After "Low" comes "Ethos" which is "Pathos"'s metal accompaniment. Then the metal pace is resumed until the end. Another highlight would be the solo in "These Fevered Times". I have to say, this album is great all the way from "With A Thousand Words To Say But One" to "Tranquil." If this CD was ever stolen from me, I'd find whatever stupid piece of crap took it from me, and punch him in his stupid throat. Then go and buy another copy. // 10

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