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Suffering Hour are a blackened death metal band from Forest Lake, Minnesota. Forming under a different name as a tech-thrash band in 2010, the band carried their sense of manic chaos and old-school structure into the world of cosmic black death. Their unique sound garnered high acclaim with their 2017 debut record In Passing Ascension, a guitar-driven slab of nihilistic savagery. This sound was then further explored on their 2019 EP Dwell, a single 18 minute track proving their unrelenting songwriting prowess. The band has since played numerous shows and fests across the globe, most notably: Maryland Deathfest, Covenant Montreal/Vancouver and Killtown Deathfest, plus a European tour with Malthusian and a U.S. run with Sinmara. Now the band prepares to release their second full length effort, The Cyclic Reckoning. At 45 minutes in length spanning 5 songs, this record showcases the band firing on all cylinders. The music on this album is more representative of Suffering Hour as a whole than it ever was on past material, with every member making their presence more known than ever. This record also features the band sacrificing some of their technicality and chaos in favor of more atmospheric passages, as the band envisioned this record to be an unhindered display of negative emotion, seething or somber. Based around themes of awakening, obsessions, and mental anguish, this is a natural continuation of everything that encompasses the band’s ideas on life, death and beyond.