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Lion's Share - Dark Hours album

Lion's Share - Dark Hours album Performer: Lion's Share
Title: Dark Hours
Style: Heavy Metal
Date of release: 2009
Country: Sweden
Size MP3: 1665 mb
Size FLAC: 1338 mb
Rating: 4.2

Dark Hours ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Dig).

Their earlier work was more melodic metal focussed yet with 1999's Fall From Grace, the band adopted a more heavier style. This new album, Dark Hours explores the more darker aspects of that decade including the Vietnam War, the human rights violations of Communism as well as the alleged conspiracy of faking of man's first lunar landing.

A natural follow-up to 2007's Emotional Coma, the disc saw the band build on their trademark style, featuring crushing guitar work, top-notch musicianship combined with melodic vocals and a knack for building songs that consume the listener. Michael Romeo from Symphony X contributed a guest solo to the song Behind The Curtain

Dark Hours" is one of those albums. It is the kind of album where you'll know every lyric and join in on every memorable chorus. Judas Must Die" is the grand opener, a heavy metal scorcher that is in fact reminiscent of early DIO. Joining it in the category of fire and brimstone heavy metal is mid-paced cruncher "The Bottomless Pit", one of several songs that feature an eerie verse with a dark vocal treatment, including some spine-tingling whispered/spoken vocals. Another is the "Phantom Rider", one that has Chriss shredding from the start

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Judas Must Die 3:38
2 Phantom Rider 3:54
3 Demon In Your Mind 3:21
4 Heavy Cross To Bear 4:58
5 The Bottomless Pit 3:50
6 Full Metal Jacket 3:12
7 The Presidio 27 3:58
8 Barker Ranch 3:41
9 Napalm Nights 4:17
10 Space Scam 3:59
11 Behind The Curtain
Guitar [Solo] – Michael Romeo

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blistering Records
  • Copyright (c) – Blistering Records
  • Recorded At – LS Studio
  • Recorded At – The Hit Men Studio
  • Recorded At – Studio Mega, Varberg
  • Mixed At – Fascination Street Studios
  • Mastered At – Fascination Street Studios
  • Pressed By – GM Records


  • Bass, Keyboards – Sampo Axelsson
  • Co-producer – Sampo Axelsson
  • Cover [Cover Artwork] – Robert Sammelin
  • Design [Booklet Design] – Carl-André Beckston
  • Drums – Conny Pettersson (tracks: 1 to 11), Richard Evensand (tracks: 12)
  • Edited By [Pq Editing], Effects [Fades] – Mike Lind
  • Guitar – Lars Chriss
  • Illustration [Booklet Illustrations] – Sampo Axelsson
  • Mixed By, Mastered By – Jens Bogren
  • Narrator – Stefan Norgren
  • Producer – Lars Chriss
  • Recorded By – Lars*, Sampo*
  • Recorded By [Drums] – Johan Örnborg
  • Vocals – Patrik Johansson*
  • Written-By – Chriss*, Johansson*, Axelsson*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 96825 00219 6
  • Matrix / Runout: GM Records 1003019702 www.gmrecords.pl

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BR020LTD Lion's Share Dark Hours ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Dig) Blistering Records BR020LTD Sweden 2009
none Lion's Share Dark Hours ‎(CD) Soyuz Music none Russia 2009
BR020LTD Lion's Share Dark Hours ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Dig) Blistering Records BR020LTD Europe 2009
BR020 Lion's Share Dark Hours ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Blistering Records BR020 Russia 2009
BR020 Lion's Share Dark Hours ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Blistering Records BR020 Sweden 2009