Origin: Oulu, Finland
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Sentenced  


Sentenced ranks with Amorphis amongst Finland's most lasting metal bands, and the two have similar career paths, both originating in the death metal field before gradually progressing towards a more traditional metal style. For Sentenced, Amok was the transition album (and often listed as the band's best), forsaking much of the previous death metal roots for a midpaced dark metal sound. Following bassist/vocalist Taneli Jarva's departure (who has now re-emerged in The Black League) after Amok, the band has continued to move toward a cleaner, somber mid-paced gothic rock/metal style. They decided to disband in 2005, releasing one last studio album (The Funeral Album) as well as a DVD/CD of their last ever concert (Buried Alive).

Current Members

Ville Laihiala

vocals (Poisonblack)

Miika Tenkula

lead guitar RIP: February 19, 2009

Sami Lopakka

guitars

Sami Kukkohovi

bass

Vesa Ranta

drums

Former Members/Guests

Taneli Jarva

bass/vocals (The Black League, Chaosbreed, Impaled Nazarene)


Discography



Shadows Of The Past 
1991 independent
  1. When the moment of death arrives
  2. Rot to dead
  3. Disengagement
  4. Rotting ways to misery
  5. The truth
  6. Suffocated beginning of life
  7. Beyond the distant valleys
  8. Under the suffer
  9. Descending curtain of death
  10. Wings
  11. In memoriam
  12. Mythic silence (As they wander in the mist)
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Taneli Jarva
  • Vesa Ranta




North From Here 
1993 Spinefarm
  1. My sky is darker than thine
  2. Wings
  3. Fields of blood; Harvester of hate
  4. Capture of fire
  5. Awaiting the winter frost
  6. Beyond the wall of sleep
  7. Northern lights
  8. Epic
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Taneli Jarva
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) The Trooper 
1993 Spinefarm
  1. The trooper
  2. Desert by night
  3. In memoriam
  4. Awaiting the winter frost
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Taneli Jarva
  • Vesa Ranta




Amok 
1995 Century Media
  1. The war ain't over!
  2. Phenix
  3. New age messiah
  4. Forever lost
  5. Funeral spring
  6. Nepenth
  7. Dance on the Graves (lil'siztah')
  8. Moon magick
  9. The golden stream of Lapland
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Taneli Jarva
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Love And Death 
1995 Century Media
  1. The way I wanna go
  2. Obsession
  3. Dreamlands
  4. White wedding
  5. Love and death
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Taneli Jarva
  • Vesa Ranta




Down 
1996 Century Media
  1. Intro--The gate
  2. Noos
  3. Shadegrown
  4. Blee
  5. Keep my grave open
  6. Crumbling Down
  7. Sun won't shine
  8. Ode to the end
  9. 0132
  10. Warrior of Life
  11. I'll Throw the First Rock
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Story: A Recollection (compilation) 
1998
  1. Noose
  2. Nepenthe
  3. Sun Won't Shine
  4. Dance On The Graves
  5. The Way I Wanna Go
  6. White Wedding
  7. My Sky Is Darker Than Thine
  8. The Trooper
  9. Desert By Night
  10. In Memoriam
  11. New Age Messiah
  12. No Tomorrow
  13. The Truth
  14. Awaiting The Winter Frost
  15. Crumbling Down (Give Up Hope)




Frozen 
1998 Century Media
  1. Kaamos
  2. Farewell
  3. Dead leaves
  4. For the love I bear
  5. One with misery
  6. The suicider
  7. The rain comes falling down
  8. Grave sweet grave
  9. Burn
  10. Drown together
  11. Let go (the last chapter)
  12. Mourn
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Sami Kukkohovi
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Crimson 
1999 Century Media
  1. Bleed in my arms
  2. Home in despair
  3. Fragile
  4. No more breathing as one
  5. Broken
  6. Killing me killing you
  7. Dead moon rising
  8. The river
  9. One more day
  10. With bitterness and joy
  11. My slowing heart
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Sami Kukkohovi
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Cold White Light 
2002 Century Media
  1. Konevitsan Kirkonkellot
  2. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die
  3. Blood & Tears
  4. You Are The One
  5. Aika Multaa Muistot [Everything Is Nothing]
  6. Excuse Me While I Kill Myself
  7. Brief Is The Light
  8. Neverlasting
  9. Guilt And Regret
  10. The Luxury Of a Grave
  11. No One There
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Sami Kukkohovi
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Funeral Album 
2005 Century Media
  1. May Today Become the Day
  2. Ever-Frost
  3. We Are But Falling Leaves
  4. Her Last 5 Minutes
  5. Where Waters Fall Frozen
  6. Despair-Ridden Hearts
  7. Vengeance Is Mine
  8. A Long Way To Nowhere
  9. Consider Us Dead
  10. Lower The Flags
  11. Drain Me
  12. Karu
  13. End Of The Road
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Sami Kukkohovi
  • Vesa Ranta

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Buried Alive  LIVE
2006 Century Media
  1. Funeral Intro: Adagio
  2. Where Waters Fall Frozen
  3. May Today Become The Day
  4. Neverlasting
  5. Bleed
  6. The Rain Comes Falling Down
  7. Ever-Frost
  8. Sun Won't Shine
  9. Dead Moon Rising
  10. Despair-Ridden Hearts
  11. Broken
  12. The Suicider / Excuse Me While i Kill Myself
  13. The War Ain't over
  14. Nepenthe
  15. Northern Lights
  16. The Way I Wanna Go
  17. Dance On The Graves
  18. Noose
  19. Aika Multaa Muistot [Everything Is Nothing]
  20. Farewell
  21. No One There
  22. Drown Together
  23. Cross My heart And Hope To Die
  24. Brief Is The light
  25. Vengeance Is Mine
  26. End Of The Road
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Miika Tenkula
  • Sami Lopakka
  • Sami Kukkohovi
  • Vesa Ranta




Buried Alive 
2006 Century Media

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility 



Manifesto Of Sentenced  COMPILATION
2009 Century Media
  1. Ever-Frost (single edit)
  2. Vengeance Is Mine
  3. Despair Ridden-Hearts
  4. No One There (single edit)
  5. Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
  6. Excuse me While I Kill Myself
  7. Broken
  8. Dead Moon Rising
  9. Killing Me Killing You (single edit)
  10. Drown Together
  11. The Rain Comes Falling Down
  12. The Suicider
  13. Bleed
  14. Noose (live)
  15. Nepenthe (live)
  16. The Trooper
  17. Northern Lights


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