hour Of Anguish are a duo from Sweden that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Solace Of Sorrow".
Clean yet distorted guitars start off the album which also leads up to more of a heavy yet melodic musical direction along with some high pitched death metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
Melodic vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also mix in a great amount of modern prog metal elements and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses growls can be heard in some of the songs and there is also a brief use of synths and acoustic guitars are also used and guitar leads are only used briefly.
Hour Of Anguish plays a more modern style of melodic death metal that also mixes in a great amount of prog elements, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Hour Of Anguish are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ouroboros" "Farewell To The Flesh" "Countdown To The End" and "Sleep Eternal". 8 out of 10.