Originally formed under the name Crutch, this band soon changed their name to Aletheian.

Hope Prevails Crutch - ...hope prevails (Burning Records) 2001

1. "Break in the Clouds" (3:20)
2. "Embrace the Beauty" (4:30)
3. "Cold Dark Whisper" (3:52)
4. "Illumination" (4:10)
5. "Wounds of the Tongue" (3:50)
6. "Awe and Disbelief" (3:38)
7. "Voice of Love" (4:25)
8. "Obscured Reflection" (4:00)
9. "Proverbs" (5:53)
10. "unlisted track" [spoken word] (4:26)

I recieved this CD as a gift from a friend months before I finally added it to this site. I listened to it several times in that time and just was unsure of what to say. All I could think of as my jaw was dropped to the floor was, "this CD is BRUTAL!" "...hope prevails" is brutal, heavy, melodic, aggressive, technical, and...brutal! On top of a stellar musical performance, that should be illegal to play while you are driving or operating heavy machinery, the lyrics are interesting and thought provoking as well. Oh, and did I mention that this CD was brutal? What else needs to be said? (thanks Vartan)

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