Death Penalty was (1) named after the classic
album, and (2) formed by former
guitarist Gaz Jennings, and while those two facts
might give a fair impression
of what this band is all about, they don't tell the whole story.
Sure, there's doom here, but Death Penalty
doesn't really sound like either aforementioned band, instead
often choosing a more traditional doom base or (more often)
a more uptempo traditional
metal style, and the wailing but forceful vocals of Michele Nocon
further distance this band from the more ponderous doom bands out there.
Jenning's razor-sharp riffing is effective and there's a bit more
going on here than one might think on first listen.
A solid effort.
2014 BNR Top Ten album
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- Howling at the Throne of Decadence
- Eyes of the Heretic
- Golden Tides
- Into the Ivory Forest
- Children of the Night
- The One That Dwells
- She Is a Witch
- Immortal by Your Hand
- Written by the Insane
- Michelle Nocon
- Gary Jennings
- Raf Meukens
- Frederik Cosemans