The Human Romance

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  • Record Label: Entertainment One Music
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Grindcore
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  1. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    Longtime Darkest Hour fans should be very pleased by this record; they continue to write good songs and perform them with commitment and power. Because of their consistency, though, this album would also make a great introduction to the band's catalog.
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    The Human Romance is how metalcore should be: layered, dynamic, passionate. Easily the best Darkest Hour have been since "Undoing Ruin."
  3. Mar 8, 2011
    70
    No, this album doesn't deviate from the melodic death metal formula one bit, but it's by all means a welcome return to form by one of the better American melodeath bands out there.
  4. Revolver
    Mar 8, 2011
    70
    Nestled among these dozen tracks, though, is also some of the band's handsomest, most expansive music yet. [Mar/Apr 2011, p.88]
  5. Alternative Press
    Mar 8, 2011
    70
    The Human Romance shows an experienced band trying new things and succeeding. [Mar 2011, p.92]
  6. 63
    Mostly The Human Romance is just Darkest Hour reiterating a formula they already know. There's no need for a drastic overhaul, but some risks would enliven the flavors they're clearly intent on keeping.
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    60
    It's safe to say that Darkest Hour are not as good as they used to be--sorry, fans, but The Eternal Return and The Human Romance are both indicators of that. But the band have certainly got their bearings back this year and have made the best album that they possibly could have without Kris Norris.
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