Video: Darkest Hour’s “Enter Oblivion” Performed Acoustically by Frontman John Henry


You might not expect “Enter Oblivion,” from Darkest Hour’s 2017 masterpiece Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora, to translate very well acoustically. The track directly before it on the record, “Widowed”? Maybe. But that’s an instrumental, kinda ballady track anyway. “Enter Oblivion” is arguably the most epic song on an album full of epic songs, and Darkest Hour vocalist John Henry screams so hard during the track (as he does on most of Godless Prophets) that it’s a wonder his testicles didn’t fly out of his mouth in the recording studio.

Despite this, Henry has, indeed, translated “Enter Oblivion” into the acoustic realm… and it works really well. Like, if he sounded just a little more depressed, this could be an Elliot Smith song.

Check it out below. Maybe if we’re lucky one day we’ll get a higher-quality recording of this version of the song (hint, hint).

Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora is out now on Southern Lord, and in case you’re wondering, yes, it’s still ridiculously good. Buy it here.

The band is also getting ready to release Live in Lockdown – The Complete Collection, an audio/video recording of last September’s online performance to benefit Washington D.C.’s legendary venue Black Cat. In addition to the band’s current line-up, the performance featured guest appearances by guest guitarists Fred Ziomek (ex-Darkest Hour), Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), Buz McGrath (Unearth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves / God Forbid), Fella Di Cicco (Dreamshade) and Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence). You can learn more via Darkest Hour’s Patreon.

[via Metal Injection]

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