|CD REVIEW Hour Of Penance|
Band: Hour Of Penance
Hour Of Penance hail from Rome, Italy, and were formed at the very end of last century. After the demo Promo 2000, Hour Of Penance got signed to Xtreem, which did release the first two full lengths, Disturbance (2003) and Pageantry For Martyrs (2005). Both recordings showed a very mature band, easily comparable to the top of the North American scene. After a while, Hour Of Penance signed a new two-album contract, this time with Unique Leader, which did result in the recording and release of The Vile Conception (2008) and Paradogma (2010), both of them even stronger than the first two full albums.
Sedition was recorded by bass player Silvano ‘Nightorn’ Leone (also currently or formerly in e.g. Fearwell, Shadowsreign, Malfeitor, Kalki Avatara or Lord Vampyr), lead guitarist Giulio Moschini (think Eyeconoclast or Grimness), Paolo ‘Hell:IO:Kabbalus’ Pieri (vocals and guitars) (Kalki Avatara, Promaetheus Unbound, Aborym, Malfeitor, Vidharr etc.), and drummer Simone ‘Arconda’ Piras (known from Ancient Skin and Gôr Mörgûl).
Note: one might mock the continuously forceful drive, an exaggerated dynamism, the non-stoppable brutality (listen to those permanently hammering drum patterns, for example), and I cannot but to admit it might bother / annoy / irritate after a while; yet that’s up to the (probably) not that innocent listener to make your final decision…