Origin: Washington, DC, USA
Genres: Metalcore
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Darkest Hour  


With metalcore and Swedish melodic death metal both quite popular in recent times, there is no shortage of bands that are fusing elements of both genres in their sound, and Darkest Hour is precisely one such band. Musically there are clear nods to the Swedish scene but with sufficient chops and intensity to avoid the clone tag, while the vocals are the typical hoarse hardcore voice that seemingly never varies from song to song or even from word to word -- to these ears they are too one-dimensional and samey, and the songwriting also could use a bit more breadth, but the market for this kind of extreme music is still growing and Darkest Hour are a solid representative of the genre.

Current Members

John Henry

vocals

Mike Schleibaum

guitars

Mike Carrigan

guitars

Aaron Deal

bass

Travis Orbin

drums

Former Members/Guests

Fred Ziomek

guitars

Kris Norris

guitars (ex-Scar The Martyr)

Raul Mayorga

bass

Billups Allen

bass

Paul Burnette

bass (ex-Iron Reagan)

Matt Maben

drums

Ryan Parrish

drums (Iron Reagan)


Discography



The Misanthrope 
1996 Death Truck
  1. Vise
  2. Looking Forward (To the End)
  3. The Misanthrope
  4. Fathom
  5. Keepsake 23
  6. Crossroads
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Raul Mayorga
  • Matt Maben




(EP) The Prophecy Fulfilled 
1999
  1. Choir Of The Prophecy Fulfilled
  2. Reflections Of Ruin
  3. Broken Wings
  4. This Side Of The Nightmare
  5. This Curse
  6. Coda XIII
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Raul Mayorga
  • Matt Maben




The Mark Of The Judas 
2000 MIA
  1. For The Soul Of The Savior
  2. A Blessing In Tragedy
  3. The Legacy
  4. Part II
  5. Eclipse
  6. The Mark Of The Judas
  7. Escape Artist
  8. Messiah Complex
  9. How The Beautiful Decay
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Fred Ziomek
  • Billups Allen
  • Ryan Parrish




So Sedated, So Secure 
2001 Victory
  1. An Epitaph
  2. So Sedated, So Secure
  3. The Hollow
  4. Another Reason
  5. No Closer Than A Stranger
  6. A Cold Kiss
  7. Treason In Trust
  8. The Last Dance Massacre
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Fred Ziomek
  • Billups Allen
  • Ryan Parrish

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation 
2003 Victory
  1. The Sadist Nation
  2. Payphones And Pills
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Marching To The Killing Rhythm
  5. The Misinformation Age
  6. Seven Day Lie
  7. Accessible Losses
  8. The Patriot Virus
  9. Veritas Aequitas
  10. With Friends Like These ...
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Kris Norris
  • Paul Burnette
  • Ryan Parrish

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Brave Words 



Undoing Ruin 
2005 Victory
  1. With a Thousand to Say But One
  2. Convalescence
  3. This Will Outlive Us
  4. Sound the Surrender
  5. Pathos
  6. Low
  7. Ethos
  8. District Divided
  9. These Fevered Times
  10. Paradise
  11. Tranquil
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Kris Norris
  • Paul Burnette
  • Ryan Parrish

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Teeth Of The Divine 



Archives  COMPILATION
2006




Deliver Us 
2008 Victory
  1. Doomsayer (The Beginning of the End)
  2. Sanctuary
  3. Demon(s)
  4. An Ethereal Drain
  5. A Paradox With Flies
  6. The Light At the Edge of the World
  7. Stand and Receive Your Judgment
  8. Tunguska
  9. Fire In the Skies
  10. Full Imperial Collapse
  11. Deliver Us
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Kris Norris
  • Paul Burnette
  • Ryan Parrish

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Sputnik Music 



The Eternal Return 
2009 Victory
  1. Devolution of the Flesh
  2. Death Worship
  3. The Tides
  4. No God
  5. Bitter
  6. Blessed Infection
  7. Transcendence
  8. A Distorted Utopia
  9. Black Sun
  10. Into the Grey
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Mike Carrigan
  • Paul Burnette

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Sputnik Music  Teeth Of The Divine 



THe Human Romance 
2011 eOne
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Mike Carrigan
  • Paul Burnette
  • Ryan Parrish

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Sputnik Music 



Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora 
2017 Southern Lord
  1. Knife In The Safe Room
  2. This Is The Truth
  3. Timeless Numbers
  4. None Of This Is The Truth
  5. The Flesh & The Flowers Of Death
  6. Those Who Survived
  7. Another Headless Ruler Of The Used
  8. Widowed
  9. Enter Oblivion
  10. The Last Of The Monuments
  11. In The Name Of Us All
  12. Beneath It Sleeps
  • John Henry
  • Mike Schleibaum
  • Mike Carrigan
  • Aaron Deal
  • Travis Orbin


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