"Hope Within Hatred" is the debut full length studio album from American metal band Shattered Sun, released 21st April 2015 through Victory Records.
Essentially, Shattered Sun is a fast-moving melodic proto band pushing tons of harmonies and layers atop the standard scripts of their form. Just when metalcore seemed dead on its feet, an album like this comes, going for broke by pushing all of the stereotypes to the next level.
Though every tune on "Hope Within Hatred" yields the same ol' same ol' metalcore trick inclusive of the formulaic breakdowns, gang shouts and bowling vocal swaps, the skill of these players is undeniable. There are so many parts heaved upon "Hope Within Hatred" it sometimes becomes a task to pay attention to them all. The songs move effectively between three to four minutes on average, if raining sensory overload at times. No matter, since the melodies are as vast as the playing. Shattered Sun was obviously looking to go big with this album and it's damned near larger than even six players can come up with.