Hoth - Oathbreaker



8.3 | 55 votes |
Release date: 20 May 2014
Style: Melodic black metal, Melodic death metal

Owners:

36 have it
7 want it


01. The Unholy Conception
02. A Blighted Hope
03. Cryptic Nightmares
04. Serpentine Whispers
05. Acolyte Of The Tenebrous Night
06. Unending Power
07. Oblivion
08. Despair

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09.08.2014 - 22:29
Rating: 9
Death
A great album from an unheard band. Strongly recommended
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10.08.2014 - 09:30
Lord_Regnier
It's funny how the lyrics on this album seem quite standard but take a completely different meaning once you know that the entire album is about Anakin Skywalker and his transformation into Darth Vader.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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10.08.2014 - 16:03
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Pretty cool album, the Star Wars theme is cool, but goddamn they missed out on a huge opportunity by not including light sabre noises.
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forever bummed out
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13.08.2014 - 00:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.08.2014 at 16:03
Pretty cool album, the Star Wars theme is cool, but goddamn they missed out on a huge opportunity by not including light sabre noises.

Probably didn't wanna run the risk of Lucas suing them.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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13.08.2014 - 00:30
Lord_Regnier
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.08.2014 at 16:03

Pretty cool album, the Star Wars theme is cool, but goddamn they missed out on a huge opportunity by not including light sabre noises.


I don't think they ever had the intention to include something like that.
The album seems to be made deliberately in a way that if you just hear the music without reading the lyrics or knowing that it is about Star Wars, you can simply experience it like any other Black Metal album.

Unlike their first album, in which the Star Wars themes were quite obvious, the Star Wars connection here seems to be on the second degree. In fact they describe the album as a concept album, "that follows the story of an individual from his conception and follows him down a path that grows darker and darker." It can relate to any individual and not only specifically to Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. I see the entire album as a metaphor.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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08.09.2014 - 22:19
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
^Sounds boring, give me the light saber noises any day.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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07.10.2014 - 05:41
Joe Zombie
Excellent album. There's no filler here; every track is great. Not a big fan of Star Wars? You don't need to be. Give it a listen and support these guys. One of the best black metal records I've listened to this year.
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01.02.2015 - 10:23
Dima
This is as reminiscent of Star Wars as Soulmass' Despairing Fatesis is of Dark Souls...ie not at all. I do like it though. Only the lyrics are SW related but most black metal fans don't care for lyrics since they're undecipherable for the most part. In other words, calling it a Star Wars album seems wrong to me.
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03.02.2015 - 16:51
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I like the guitar and the album art is gorgeous. Unfortunately the structures are a bit boring and the vocals are in an annoying, repetetive cadence.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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23.08.2015 - 22:52
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Spun it once so far but definitely going to spin it more. Really enjoyable stuff. Loads of variety in their sound.
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07.03.2016 - 00:26
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Really great melodies and sound! They make long songs feel short, which is obviously a sign of good writing. The only thing I don't adore are the vocals; though they kind of fit the theme and the style, they're just too one-dimensional, and not very well delivered.
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10.07.2016 - 13:38
Mold of Tree
Account deleted
Absolutely gorgeous! 'A Blighted Hope' is my favorite so far... DAAARRRRKNEEEEESSSS!
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