Darkest Hour is the eighth album by American melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. It was released on August 5, 2014 through Sumerian Records. It is the first album to feature bassist Aaron Deal and drummer Travis Orbin. The album marks the as yet only significant departure from their usual melodic death metal sound, instead having a more mainstream approach with elements of metalcore more prominent, with a more upbeat style. They would later return to their familiar sound heard on previous albums on the next release.