When I listened to Serpentine Path‘s new self titled album, I got really into the slow down tuned riffs, the ominous drumming and death metal styled chaotic growling. Oh yeah, Serpentine Path’s debut album is the ultimate definition on what doom should sound like. The tempo’s maintain a steady and deadly slow pace, keeping a powerful sound about it from front to back. I really got into this album. The 42 minutes of doom bliss is the soundtrack to the Kraken rising from the sea! It’s a mix of that classic Sabbath doom we all worship and a touch of something newer like Inverloch with their death metal screams and ultimate production. Serpentine Path raise the bar on how a doom metal band should sound, this album shakes the ground…violently.
Serpentine Path’s new album is one hell of a solid release, it’s consistently heavy and brutal from beginning to end. With raging riffs that could move the ocean and destroy the planet, drumming that orchestrates the destruction and effects/leads and screams to add to the horror of it all, this debut album is a true masterpiece to doom and metal in general. While others may find the ultra drone tempos and vocals utterly boring, especially if you cannot stand this type of music, you won’t find anything new here to capture your interests. Serpentine Path just takes what is good and makes it better! While the album may get a little repetitive, it’s OK because the riffs and writing is really good and you’ll barely notice it while zoning out to this album.
Get it, if you’re in the mood for slow, powerful death/doom…Serpentine Path has exactly what you need.