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Penance

Penance was born from the ashes of Dream Death, when several members decided to pursue a more traditional doomdirection. Dream Death existed during mid eighties and played a mixture of doom, hardcore and thrash metal.Founders of Penance were drummer Mike Smail and guitarist Terry Weston (both previously members of Dream Death) andthey were the core of the band from its early days to the disbanding. The band changed various line-ups, and one of theirmost notable members were Mary Bielich (Novembers Doom).Penance's debut The Road Less Travelled, featuring Brian Lawrence (who was also previou ...read more

Penance was born from the ashes of Dream Death, when several members decided to pursue a more traditional doomdirection. Dream Death existed during mid eighties and played a mixture of doom, hardcore and thrash metal.Founders of Penance were drummer Mike Smail and guitarist Terry Weston (both previously members of Dream Death) andthey were the core of the band from its early days to the disbanding. The band changed various line-ups, and one of theirmost notable members were Mary Bielich (Novembers Doom).Penance's debut The Road Less Travelled, featuring Brian Lawrence (who was also previously a member of Dreath Death) onvocals and guitar, was released 1992, under Lee Dorrian's label Rise Above Records. Alongside with Revelation's debut, it wasa first doom metal album released on this label. They would embark on a European tour in support of doom legends Cathedraland Sleep.Their second album, Parallel Corners, was released 1994, by the European metal label Century Media. Many fans consider thisthe band's best album, and it's also considered one of the classics of 90s (traditional) doom metal. On the next releasesPenance adopted a slight range of psychedelic influences, but still remained fairly closed to their traditional doom roots.Spiritualnatural (2003) would be the band's final album. They embarked on a European tour in 2004 partnered with Well ofSouls and Orodruin. They split that same year. The Road Revisited was released posthumously in 2005, which is theunreleased original recorded version of the first album.Mike Smail went on to join Internal Void and doom legends Pentagram. « hide

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The Road Revisited
2005

Spiritualnatural
2003

Alpha & Omega
2001

Proving Ground
1999

Parallel Corners
1994

3.5
3 Votes
The Road Less Travelled
1992

4
1 Votes

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