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Darkest HourDarkest Hour’s new, self-titled album is going to be divisive. The band worked with producer Taylor Larson, who is best known for his work with Periphery, and they took some serious risks, straying from their signature Swedish-influenced melodeath sound more or less for the first time. I know some old school Darkest Hour fans who are already whining about it; personally, I think it’s commendable. The band had really taken the style for which they’re known as far as it could go, and they NEEDED to shake it up a little bit. So love or hate Darkest Hour, you gotta give the band props for sticking their collective neck out… after all, we’re pro-risk here at MetalSucks!

The album will be out tomorrow, August 5, on Sumerian, but you can now stream the entire thing below. Then, of course, you can debate its quality in the comments section below in the polite, intelligent manner for which the MetalSucks comments section is known. There’s still time to pre-order the album, too! The band are currently finishing up a stint on Mayhem Fest along with Avenged Sevenfold, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Body Count, and others. Get remaining dates here.

[via The PRP]

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