Three words: I smell talent. Sweden's Hour of Anguish may be a little rough around the edges when it comes to production and composition, but there is just something about this melodeath crew. If I were to put my finger on the one element that kept me listening, it was the clean vocals. We get plenty of harsh-clean-harsh, rinse and repeat melodeath bands these days, but there is something unique about how they are presented on Solace of Sorrow. When your album has that little extra special quality that catches the ear and inspires, say, someone making sure to share it on their latest review roundup...you can't put a price tag on that. And aside from the vocals, for a band only a year old and consisting of just two people the instrumentation is pretty strong. Enough so that I am confident in saying that if this duo sticks with it they will be going places. Good luck, guys. One track streaming below, several others also available on Youtube.
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