I hadn’t heard of Penance before seeing them on Decibel’s Doom list. It seems Cathedral were big fans of Penance and even poached Penance’s drummer for some of their albums.
Penance play traditional, mid paced doom with some incredible riffs, a melodic approach and super, fuzzed out guitars. I’m not sure of the timeline but I hear similarities between them and Electric Wizard. Or it could just be a shared sound through the genre. See, we’re already learning stuff about Doom. Either way, this is a solid album with some great guitar riffs. Not as murky or plodding as other doom albums I’ve heard.