Release date: 24 February 2014
Style: Death doom metal

Rating:

7.6 | 25 votes

Owners:

10 have it
9 want it


01. Convulsion
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03. My Cure Is Your Disease
04. Obsessive Dilemma
05. Aletheia
06. Here's To Death

Review

Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
8.4
I've put off reviewing for a bit. This is partially because of the MS Awards work, but largely because this marks my 200th review for Metal Storm and I was hoping to get something special to review.

Lo and behold… enter Shattered Hope.

Way back when, when I had just four posted reviews under my belt for MS, Hellenic purveyor of doom, Shattered Hope were the very first band to ever contact me and ask me to review their works. Enjoyed the promo and really enjoyed their debut, Absence.

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published 04.03.2014 | Comments (7)

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Alex Fenger - 16.02.2014 at 15:52  
Rating: 8 Oh lawdy if this is as good as their debut I may have an aneurysm.
BitterCOld - 24.02.2014 at 05:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 16.02.2014 at 15:52

Oh lawdy if this is as good as their debut I may have an aneurysm.


Still working it out. Loved their debut, enjoying this, but need a few more spins. Review will be forthcoming shortly.
Alex Fenger - 24.02.2014 at 23:59  
Rating: 8 I've gone through this album twice, and I have to say I really like it. Probably not quite as good as the debut, but it's even darker in tone, so I'm rather pleased.
Edit: Seriously everyone go listen to this
Pazdzioch - 27.02.2014 at 19:27  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 24.02.2014 at 23:59

Edit: Seriously everyone go listen to this

Will do asap. You have the gift of persuasion
Troy Killjoy - 27.02.2014 at 19:34  
  Not feeling it.
Erik M. - 01.03.2014 at 00:48  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.02.2014 at 19:34

Not feeling it.


Same here. The debut is totally great, but after (only) 2 spins this has yet to convince me. I hope it's a grower, because so far I'd say it's rather boring stuff.
Fritillaria - 01.03.2014 at 14:40  
Rating: 6 I think I heard only one song by them before this album which was ... I can't remember it but I think it had female vocals :/ I'm not sure at all, but this album which is the first one I heard from them is just fair, not highly awesome.
Alex Fenger - 01.03.2014 at 19:09  
Rating: 8 I'm surprised by the negativity! It's definitely not as good as their debut, but I really wouldn't call it boring. I'm going to have to listen to this again to see if I can find what you guys (and gal) are talking about. Very interesting....
Desolate - 06.03.2014 at 21:59  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 01.03.2014 at 14:40

I think I heard only one song by them before this album which was ... I can't remember it but I think it had female vocals :/ I'm not sure at all, but this album which is the first one I heard from them is just fair, not highly awesome.

listen to "Absence" cause it's actually their masterpiece but this new album is not awesome enough:no: but still can't say it's not great...
Fritillaria - 06.03.2014 at 22:08  
Rating: 6
Written by Desolate on 06.03.2014 at 21:59


listen to "Absence" cause it's actually their masterpiece but this new album is not awesome enough:no: but still can't say it's not great...


First of all you'd better stop turning off your phone, bitch ! Second, I'll go for checking out their debut, this one wasn't amusing for me at all.
Desolate - 06.03.2014 at 22:17  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 06.03.2014 at 22:08

Written by Desolate on 06.03.2014 at 21:59


listen to "Absence" cause it's actually their masterpiece but this new album is not awesome enough:no: but still can't say it's not great...


First of all you'd better stop turning off your phone, bitch ! Second, I'll go for checking out their debut, this one wasn't amusing for me at all.


my phone is on bitch well what's amusing for you?! u say most of the time this album is average or not good enough but anyway check their 2010 album as i said...
Lit. - 06.03.2014 at 23:56  
  Woo-hoo, catfight!
Mr. Doctor - 07.03.2014 at 00:11  
 
Written by Lit. on 06.03.2014 at 23:56
Woo-hoo, catfight!

I've been here for a while and I definitely don't remember many catfights. Seize this moment, my friend.
Fritillaria - 07.03.2014 at 08:23  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.03.2014 at 00:11

Written by Lit. on 06.03.2014 at 23:56
Woo-hoo, catfight!

I've been here for a while and I definitely don't remember many catfights. Seize this moment, my friend.


He called our friendly talk catfight ? That's abusing
Spirit Molecule - 07.03.2014 at 10:32  
  Worst catfight ever!
Fritillaria - 07.03.2014 at 11:13  
Rating: 6
Written by Desolate on 06.03.2014 at 22:17



my phone is on bitch well what's amusing for you?! u say most of the time this album is average or not good enough but anyway check their 2010 album as i said...


Someone who throws 9s and 10s to every random album, like all by Draconian and the last one by Summoning can't really suggest me amusing albums Now you opportunists seize the golden moment of cats re-clashing
Desolate - 07.03.2014 at 17:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 07.03.2014 at 11:13

Written by Desolate on 06.03.2014 at 22:17



my phone is on bitch well what's amusing for you?! u say most of the time this album is average or not good enough but anyway check their 2010 album as i said...


Someone who throws 9s and 10s to every random album, like all by Draconian and the last one by Summoning can't really suggest me amusing albums Now you opportunists seize the golden moment of cats re-clashing


I throw 9 and 10 to every random album????!!!!:o bullshit! if i give them 10 or 9 it means i've found them really great and special after listening so much and deliberation. if u don't like their style it doesn't mean they don't deserve high rating.
Erik M. - 07.03.2014 at 18:55  
Rating: 6
Written by Fritillaria on 06.03.2014 at 22:08

First of all you'd better stop turning off your phone, bitch ! Second, I'll go for checking out their debut, this one wasn't amusing for me at all.


What's going on here? But yes, the debut is definitely better than this. Go check it out NOW!
Erik M. - 07.03.2014 at 19:04  
Rating: 6
Written by Desolate on 07.03.2014 at 17:32

I throw 9 and 10 to every random album????!!!!:o bullshit! if i give them 10 or 9 it means i've found them really great and special after listening so much and deliberation. if u don't like their style it doesn't mean they don't deserve high rating.


Well, it's of course cool to hate popular bands such as Summoning and Dracanion.

I somewhat agree with Mary that people do hand out too many high ratings (9's and 10's). And yeah, just because certain people here try to be elitist in hating Summoning, it doesn't make them right when they say it's mediocre music. I'm of the opinion that you can't judge an album properly if you do NOT like the genre/style of that album. Of course you won't like this album if you hate death doom metal, for example. That is one of the reasons I won't rate certain albums of genres that are too far from my comfort zone.
Fritillaria - 07.03.2014 at 20:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 07.03.2014 at 18:55



What's going on here? But yes, the debut is definitely better than this. Go check it out NOW!


No worries, this is how we discuss new albums, very friendlily , Alright I will
Erik M. - 30.03.2014 at 18:06  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.02.2014 at 19:34

Not feeling it.


Last time I listened to it (for the 3rd or 4th time) I found the first couple of songs great. It's just that the last two songs are pretty damn boring and bring down the album. Have you listened to the debut? It's far better than this one. Much more consistent. I don't really understand BitterCOld's reviews, as the scores he gives are almost identical. To me the difference in quality is quite big.
Troy Killjoy - 30.03.2014 at 18:21  
 
Written by Erik M. on 30.03.2014 at 18:06
Have you listened to the debut? It's far better than this one.

I wouldn't call it "far better" but I do agree that by comparison, this one is pretty weak. I can't pinpoint what it is - maybe a lack of ideas or the fact it tends to wander without much purpose flow-wise. Either way, it's not an album I'll ever feel compelled to hear out again, which also goes for the debut. They just don't do anything to impress me or keep me coming back.
Pankar95 - 07.06.2014 at 00:38  
  I liked the debut more, with its atmospheric death/doom approach. This turned on funeral doom which isnt exactly to my likings but its consistent nonetheless.

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