Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
On Darkest Hour's third album, Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation, it should come as no surprise that the lyrics are as vitriolic as the vocal timbre, decrying and describing a society where guns, violence, and malevolent media rule. The band rolls through twisted grindcore progressions in the background with reasonable aplomb. The album unexpectedly concludes with an uncharacteristic instrumental, "Veritas, Aequitas," whose piano, acoustic guitar, and air-guitar-hero soloing come as nothing less than a total shock after the mayhem of the preceding eight tracks.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
On Darkest Hour's third album, Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation, it should come as no surprise that the lyrics are as vitriolic as the vocal timbre, decrying and describing a society where guns, violence, and malevolent media rule. The band rolls through twisted grindcore progressions in the background with reasonable aplomb. The album unexpectedly concludes with an uncharacteristic instrumental, "Veritas, Aequitas," whose piano, acoustic guitar, and air-guitar-hero soloing come as nothing less than a total shock after the mayhem of the preceding eight tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Victory Records
  • UPC: 746105019621
  • Catalog Number: 196
  • Sales rank: 189,904

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Sadist Nation (5:13)
  2. 2 Pay Phones and Pills (5:45)
  3. 3 Oklahoma (4:01)
  4. 4 Marching to the Killing Rhythm (4:20)
  5. 5 The Misinformation Age (5:42)
  6. 6 Seven Day Lie (4:47)
  7. 7 Accessible Losses (8:03)
  8. 8 The Patriot Virus (5:18)
  9. 9 Veritas, Aequitas (12:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Darkest Hour Primary Artist
Anders Björler Guest Appearance
Tomas Lindberg Guest Appearance
Marcus Sunesson Guest Appearance
John Henry Vocals
Paul Burnette Bass
Elin Hedman Cello
Kris Norris Guitar, Piano
Ryan Parrish Drums
Mike Schleibaum Guitar
Peter Wichers Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Shelby Cinca Director
Fredrik Nordström Producer, Engineer
Göran Finnberg Mastering
Patrik J. Sten Producer, Engineer
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