Hour Of Penance - Misotheism CD


Like Nile or Behemoth, Hour of Penance is one of those bands with an immediately recognizable brand. Evolving from a straightforward brutal death metal signature, reminiscent of the Dutch scene and Hate Eternal, to a more technical approach, these sinful Italians reached their peak of popularity between 2008 and 2013 with the all-powerful triumvirate: The Vile Conception, Paradogma and Sedition. Although I enjoyed the two albums that followed, which presented a more accessible side, these releases didn't get the same welcome from the underground circuit, now more focused on bands like Fleshgod Apocalipse, which added the symphonic element to Hour of Penance's original formula, managing to position themselves in the pole position of Italian extreme metal.