SERPENTS ATHIRST - Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration (12" LP on Black Vinyl)
Sri Lanka | Black
Influenced by the great elder deities of iron and hell like Blasphemy, Sarcofago, Venom, Beherit, Immortal, Bathory Etc, SERPENTS ATHIRST'S release is marked by simplistic structures carved with the involution and evolution of world-tormenting hatred from within. Both the strings and the drums have followed simplistic structures that remind of the darkest essence worshiped in the days of yore in classic releases like "Blood Upon The Altar" and "INRI." The hymns flow through passages of lightning fast barrage of blasts and memorable, evil riffs while slowing down in phases in the middle just to gear up for another assault on the senses of all that is consecrated. The vocals are marked by reverb-drenched throaty rasps born from the innermost spirit of a tormented self, a style that works brilliantly to do justice to song titles like "Ritual Vomitting". It's gritty, ugly, rancid and abysmal, preserving the olden aesthetics of Canadian/Brazilian/Finnish black metal. The sound production is one element that really stands out as something remarkable - old, primitive and death-worshiping to the bones! All music on this release was recorded at Blasphemous War Goat! Studios and mixed/mastered by the very experienced and talented B.W.G. (Genocide Shrines/Funeral in Heaven). Credit must be given to him for his amazingly talented and inspired work to shape this majestically extreme sound that enhances the very experience surrounding this offering.