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Demon Hunter - Summer of Darkness

liamrulz   (30 reviews)

Posted: 06/06/2004 | Comments: 41 | Rate:

Ah sorry I have not been bringing you any reviews lately kiddies, but I have been bogged down by life, and honestly appalled at the terrible cds which brickhouse has asked me to wade through. But it must be done and so I shall do it. We all must suffer for our art, and my art of pretending like my opinion matters must continue. Thus we come to our next review, the Christian rockers Demon Hunter.

    Now before I start my review i must make clear that I ma inf act a Christian. My name is not a joke, I am a youth pastor and a commited follower of Jesus Christ. I say this in order to say that I really do respect this band's commitment to that same faith and the no nonsense way that they seem to deal with ti and with the complexities of spiritual warfare. As a fellow warrior in that battle I give them respect and wish them the best as they continue in that direction. That being said...


This cd is simply awful. There old cd was compared to the likes of deftones and slipknot. This cd sounds like neither in my opinion. I would say this is much more melodic then slipknot, unless the new one is really melodic, and this is much heavier then the deftones have been in awhile. I hate both those bands though, just to give you an idea of how I feel about this. There are some very radio ready songs here, and there are some songs that make it clear that demon hunter has broadened their influences. Parts get much more metal then I would have expected...sometimes bordering on actually heavy. Other parts have a more hardcore feel, with some breakdowns that are almost danceable. Yet the over all feel of this album is overwhelmed by crappyness. No matter how much the new members (one of these guys looks really familiar, i think he has been in another band that w as actually good....too bad for him) try to influence this band, they still seem to be terrible. There are some guest vocals on here, from Howard Jones (killswitch) to Brock Lindow of 36 crazyfists. I would be lying if i said that there weren't some tough parts to this cd. It is definitely harder then the one song i heard of the old one. Yet that is the problem. This band is as inconsistent as every other nu-metal band out there. There are way too many radio ready tracks here that do melodic in the most mediocre and predictable way possible. This is like disturbed melodic not emo melodic, and it doesn't work. The heavy songs are tough ...but lack creativity...and often times devolve into something more reminiscent of a korn song then anything truly metal or hardcore. Over all this is another cd for dudes with tribal tatoos and wallet chains. Whatever happened to Christian hardcore anyway?

Well avoid this unless you have a void in your soul that neither slipknot nor static x could fill. Oh man i feel dirty having even typed that.

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Comments
I have no legs!
32,578 Posts
36/M/PA
This band is terrible.
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
pretty bad yes
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
If the cd is simply awful, why is it a 78/100?
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
because I am too nice for my own good....boo to me
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
hahaha, yeah well, maybe thats a good thing. But this band does really suck. Figure Four is easily the best christian band out there.
indeed
11,194 Posts
29/M/NV
this band sucks
I have no legs!
41 Posts
33/M/PA
The guy that looks familiar to you just might be Ryan clark, who used to be in Training for Utopia and Focal point. I hear hes in this band at the moment.
righh righh
3,411 Posts
12/M/NJ
this band is absoloutely horrible
embarrassed for y
20,661 Posts
38/M/PA
yeah that's it!!!!!! ryan clark. what the hell is he doing in this band?
fuck standing stil
1,679 Posts
32/M/IL
slipknot for jesus lovers! totally lame.
I have no legs!
41 Posts
33/M/PA
Beats me. Not that I like training for Utopia all that much. Demon Hunter does not belong on solidstate.
little drummer boy
1 Posts
18/M/NA
I dont know aye-I reckon they did alright but definalty smells like sellout...
www.4hate0.com
461 Posts
35/M/AZ
it makes me sick that the clark brothers write this crap
www.4hate0.com
461 Posts
35/M/AZ
it makes me sick that the clark brothers write this crap
dot dot dot
4 Posts
34/M/PA
demon hunter used to be kinda cool three years ago when they were called "training for utopia"

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