Sonne Adam have released an ultra dark doom song called “Hater of Mankind”. Very raw, very heavy, very good! Check it out.
A buddy needed my perspective on death metal, sub-genres and the difference between American metal and European metal. Here was my response:
My perspective on death metal is that it’s the most true form of expression in music to date. Not only in the topics and lyrical content but also in the music composition itself. It’s some of the most demanding and complex music to ever exist! From sludge & doom to technical & progressive, metal (especially death metal) covers a broad range of tempos, styles, topics and stories.
Andrew McEnaney plays through the song ”In Pursuit Of” and the cinematography and execution on this video is different and fun to watch. I don’t listen to Structures a lot but I really got into this. The song sounds awesome and I love how Andrew incorporates his style into this type of music, and even with the complex structure of it all, he maintains a fun play style and makes the video more fun to watch.
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.
4.5 out of 5
Sean Gresens gives us the fourth and final RISE and GRIND edition with a massive amount of grind and powerviolence to kick off our short work week. I hope you ate beer and drank cheeseburgers this past weekend because I know I did. Enjoy the grind, some of music is an entire album/EP. Thank you Sean for the suggestions, it’s been an awesome 4 weeks!!
Pantheist – Curse the Morning Light / Thy Light – In My Last Mourning / Mournful Congregation – An Epic Dream Of Desire / If These Trees Could Talk – When The Big Hand Buries The Twelve / Wyrd – Sad Song of the Woods
While enjoying some new shit from The Faceless, I stumbled upon (Not the website) a news article revealing Michael Keene’s plans to put out a solo album. Read more about it here. Be sure to check out the new album, Autothesim, from The Faceless, out now!
I Declare War’s “I, tormentor” is a crushing deathcore song featuring slower paced picking techniques and rhythm work. Tuning – G# D# G# C# F# A# D#
Besides watching his hair grow and him changing over the past 5 years, I enjoyed the wodden model figurine dancing int he background as time went on. Very neat, very creative and it all goes well with some Buckethead. Enjoy!