Release date: 30 May 2010
Style: Death doom metal


8.5 | 56 votes


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01. Amidst Nocturnal Silence
02. Vital Lie
03. Enlighten The Darkness
04. Yearn
05. A Traitor's Kiss
06. Lament, In F# Minor
07. The Utter Void

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When last we left Shattered Hope, I was asked to review their 2007 Promo... a two track, 20 minute release morphing of traditional doom with some death/doom vocals reminiscent of Officium Triste.

Now it's 2010 and they are back with a vengeance. Ok, maybe not a vengeance necessarily, but they are back with a full-length release, Absence. Seven tracks spanning an hour of pure dooming satisfaction.

published 12.06.2010 | Comments (17)

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10.12.2010 so i've teased, tormented and tantalized you with a review of an album you could not have... Until Now.

It's a Festivus miracle.

If you like yer doom slow, drawn out, growly, and HELLenic, you know what to do.

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thanos shattered - 19.12.2010 at 14:08  
  "Absence" will be released on 20th December 2010 by Solitude Productions!!

Everyone interested can order it from Solitude Productions on the following link:

Or a few days later from the band by sending us an e-mail at:

Or via MySpace message(
Echonia - 21.10.2012 at 16:25  
Rating: 10 Great death doom album from Greece!! Reminds me the old days of anathema with Darren! Very atmospheric and dark!
nille - 26.01.2013 at 23:10  
  Gooooooooooooooooooooooooood Album
Erik M. - 30.03.2014 at 18:07  
Rating: 8 Great album. I'm inclined to agree with BitterCOld's review score in this case.

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