Metal Review – Hour of Penance: Regicide
Two years after their career defining fifth full-length Sedition and extensive touring, Hour of Penance return with their much anticipated follow-up album Regicide through Prosthetic Records. Sadly, in the time that passed between releases, dummer Simone Piras and bassist Silvano Leone parted ways with the band, which opened the door for the newly enlisted James Payne (Hiss from the Moat) and Marco Mastrobuono (Buffalo Grillz, former Blind Horizon) respectively. With that change there seemed to also come a shift of musical attitude, focusing more on the brutality than the technical aspect of their music. But does this affect the material on their latest effort, or is it the same old intensity as before? Read more More Metal reviews