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 unclean vocalist, which Mercenary has otherwise employed. Growled vocals would return with Architect of Lies.
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.