Hour of Penance have given us another quality album of extreme metal with Regicide. Featuring a sound that is a collaborative mix of Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel and Vital Remains, these Italian death dealers churn out the brutality. With creepy choral backings, groove laden riffs and guttural growls, Regicide shows that after six albums the band is still a valid force. The beautifully heavy Reforging the Crowns kicks the album off like a cannon shot across the bow. The technicality becomes stronger with stand outs like Desecrated Souls, Sealed Into Ecstasy and Redeemer of Atrocity. Hour of Penance have set the bar very high in my opinion.