Sentenced (1990-present) is a Black Metal band from Norway.
he guitar playing membership of Miikatenkula and Sami Lopakka founded Finnish act Sentenced. Staying true to the purveying style of Scandinavian heavy music of the day to produce the occult, this group released their debut album Shadows Of The Past (1991) before adding Taneli Jarva to the line-up for 1992's follow-up set, North From Here, an album released just prior to a 1993 EP The Trooper, an EP whereby the title track was exactly as the world thought - a cover of an Iron Maiden classic of the same name. Indeed, such a cover served to confirm the rumors the band were moving away from black metal to the more accessible NWOBHM. Amok (1995) was the last album to feature Jarva, who was replaced by Ville Laihiala. The band managed to complete two more before the millennium entitled Down (1997) and the 1998 "best of..." compilation, Story: A Recollection. Crimson (2000) would be their first after the century.