Shattered Hope - Waters Of Lethe



7.5 | 35 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2014
Style: Death doom metal

Owners:

21 have it
8 want it


01. Convulsion
02. For The Night Has Fallen
03. My Cure Is Your Disease
04. Obsessive Dilemma
05. Aletheia
06. Here's To Death

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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16.02.2014 - 15:52
Alex F
Yeah Man
Oh lawdy if this is as good as their debut I may have an aneurysm.
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24.02.2014 - 05:05
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Alex F 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.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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24.02.2014 - 23:59
Alex F
Yeah Man
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
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27.02.2014 - 19:27
Paz
News Man
Written by Alex F on 24.02.2014 at 23:59

Edit: Seriously everyone go listen to this

Will do asap. You have the gift of persuasion
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Digging: Czeluść Vol. #2
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27.02.2014 - 19:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Not feeling it.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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01.03.2014 - 00:48
Rating: 6
Erik M.
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.
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01.03.2014 - 14:40
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
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.
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The Fangirl.
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01.03.2014 - 19:09
Alex F
Yeah Man
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....
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06.03.2014 - 21:59
Rating: 7
Roxana.M
Written by Angel N. 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...
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06.03.2014 - 22:08
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Roxana.M 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.
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The Fangirl.
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06.03.2014 - 22:17
Rating: 7
Roxana.M
Written by Angel N. on 06.03.2014 at 22:08

Written by Roxana.M 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...
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06.03.2014 - 23:56
Lit.
Account deleted
Woo-hoo, catfight!
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07.03.2014 - 00:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest 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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.03.2014 - 08:23
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.03.2014 at 00:11

Written by Guest 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
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The Fangirl.
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07.03.2014 - 10:32
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Worst catfight ever!
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

Last fm
Don't click here
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07.03.2014 - 11:13
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Roxana.M 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
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The Fangirl.
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07.03.2014 - 17:32
Rating: 7
Roxana.M
Written by Angel N. on 07.03.2014 at 11:13

Written by Roxana.M 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.
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07.03.2014 - 18:55
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by Angel N. 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!
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07.03.2014 - 19:04
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by Roxana.M 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.
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07.03.2014 - 20:49
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
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
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The Fangirl.
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30.03.2014 - 18:06
Rating: 6
Erik M.
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.
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30.03.2014 - 18:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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07.06.2014 - 00:38
Pankar95
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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19.03.2015 - 23:27
Rating: 7
Roxana.M
I can say i love this album really as i listen more.specially last track ,it's more heavy with darker atmosphere.but we should admit some parts are boring.
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