Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation is the third full-length studio album by American Melodic Death Metal band Darkest Hour. This album, along with the band's future work, displays more melodic death metal influences than their previous albums. It was released in 2003, and contains nine tracks on the regular release and ten for the Japanese release and the limited edition DVD. "For The Soul of the Savior" includes a solo by Kris Norris which replaces the last part of the original song.
After its release, Victory Records reissued Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation with a bonus DVD. It includes an alternate music video to "The Sadist Nation," footage from both recording and from their past tours, as well as a bonus video with tour manager Tito Picon.