The Hours that Remain

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The Hours That Remain
Studio album by Mercenary
Released 21 August 2006
Genre Melodic death metal, power metal
Length 62:13
Label Century Media Records
Producer Jacob Hansen
Mercenary chronology
11 Dreams
(2004)
The Hours That Remain
(2006)
Architect of Lies
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Hours That Remain is the fourth album released by the band Mercenary, but the second through Century Media Records. This is the first album to not include founding member Henrik "Kral" Andersen. The album blends heavy, progressive, thrash and melodic death metal, with almost all the vocals being clean ones. This was due to the absence of a dedicated growling vocalist, which Mercenary has otherwise employed. Growled vocals would return with Architect of Lies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Redefine Me"   6:06
2. "Year of the Plague"   5:29
3. "My World is Ending"   5:26
4. "This Eternal Instant"   6:10
5. "Lost Reality"   8:02
6. "Soul Decision"   5:03
7. "Simplicity Demand"   6:35
8. "Obscure Indiscretion"   4:46
9. "My Secret Window"   6:29
10. "The Hours That Remain"   8:07

The import version of the CD contains two additional tracks.

No. Title Length
1. "Into The Sea Of Dark Desire/World Hate Center" (Live) 6:27
2. "11 Dreams" (Live) 6:50

Limited Edition[edit]

The limited edition of The Hours That Remain includes a DVD. The first song is a video of 11 Dream's Firesoul, songs 2 to 5 are from the live show at Dynamo 2005, and finally, the rest are the official bootleg by the band live at Pratten.

Limited Edition DVD[edit]

  1. Firesoul (Video Edit Version)  – 4:56
  2. Intro — reDestructDead (Live Dynamo 2005)  – 5:45
  3. Firesoul (Live Dynamo 2005)  – 8:04
  4. Intro — World Hate Center (Live Dynamo 2005)  – 6:45
  5. 11 Dreams (Live Dynamo 2005)  – 8:20
  6. Intro — reDestructDead (Live Pratten 2006)  – 6:18
  7. Firesoul (Live Pratten 2006)  – 8:27
  8. Sharpen The Edges (Live Pratten 2006)  – 5:42
  9. Into The Sea — World Hate Center (Live Pratten 2006)  – 6:51
  10. 11 Dreams (Live Pratten 2006)  – 8:18

Line-up[edit]

  • Mikkel Sandager - vocals
  • Jakob Mølbjerg - guitars
  • Martin Buus - lead guitars
  • Morten Sandager - keys
  • Mike Park - drums

Special guest appearances[edit]

Bass on album – Jacob Hansen
Guest vocals on Redefine Me – Björn "Speed" Strid (From Soilwork)
Guest vocals on Soul Decision – Marcus Bischoff (From Heaven Shall Burn)

Credits[edit]

All music written and arranged by Mercenary.
All lyrics by Mikkel Sandager and Morten Sandager.
Produced by Jacob Hansen.
Mastered by Ziggy.
Art by Travis Smith.

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