Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Young Man Finds A Knife In The Safe Room

Darkest Hour didn’t go anywhere, I walked away. The DC band performs and records melodic death metal, with varying degrees of musician moments since Darkest Hour’s inception twenty odd years ago. Sometimes, they go a bit prog or power metal. But Darkest Hour’s through line remains Swedish melodic death metal.

They’re blue chip American longhairs who play the genre with frankly bankable ferocity. A Darkest Hour record is fast, precise and heavy isn’t news, that’s a fair description of their entire catalog. (Incidentally, try their 2005 record, Undoing Ruin.)

Which brings us to Knife In The Safe Room.

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