"The Final Hour once again establishes Dave Tate formidable qualities as a singer/ songwriter so enthusiasts of The Solitude of Here can buy this CD blindly. It calls to mind the same salutary atmosphere that The Solitude had. All words of praise I had for The Solitude can be applied to this CD as well...The entire album exudes a comfortable sense of peace and serenity. The poetic lyrics shouldn’t be subjected to interpretation, which would be no easy task anyway because they’re rather mysterious at times. They have to be felt instead. Dave Tate gives his listener room to do this. He weaves pauses into his compositions by using short breaks or guitar riffs so the listener has time to let everything sink in... mindfulness and intensity go hand in hand... As
far as I’m concerned Tate is the best singer/songwriter around at the moment."
Grade: 9 out of 10 - Paul Van de Wiel, Folk Forum
"I still find it totally inexplicable that two years ago someone like Dave Tate could make such amazing albums as The Solitude of Here, In The Rhythm and Home Is In The Stars, from which such an exceptional talent spoke – as a singer, as a guitar player, as a songwriter, as a producer, as an arranger – and he still couldn’t find a record company interested in releasing any of them. How mistaken all these people were, is evident when we played Dave Tate’s latest CD The Final Hour, as this album is even more heart stoppingly beautiful than his previous records, a feat we didn’t think possible. There didn’t seem to be any way his singing or guitar playing could be improved, and although we thought the same of his songwriting, he succeeds in lifting the basic level another notch, so that his own unique style (think of a cross between Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley, not just in style but also in quality) hits such a level of perfection that it’s hard to comprehend anything more beautiful."
- Eric van Domburg Scipio, Heaven Magazine