I have listened to many inspiring metal acts recently, but I believe that Hour of Anguish was the only one to combine the US and Scandinavian metal elements in one record. Let me introduce to you one of the most epic metal releases, “Into the Empty.”
Hour of Anguish has been featured couple of times on Rock Era, which actually these both times were their singles The Devil in My Eyes and Denial. The duo of Andreas Henriksson & RL Potts are the masterminds behind Hour of Anguish who released their second album “Into the Empty”, frankly, I loved all songs in this record, well, let me say it this way, are you a thrash fan? melodic fan? Scandinavian metal fan? Among other styles, you will find your favorite over here. What’s pretty unique about this album is how they implement such diversity through a well-made music arrangement. Also, I loved the mix of the track and how they go smoothly from one to another, which is nowadays new acts don’t care about the tracklist sequence but these guys were able to take you through their metal ship in a journey from the US to Europe and vice versa without even noticing the difference but just feeling the vibes and keep banging!