Serpentine Path: 'Serpentine Path'
With a pedigree that boasts all three members of New York's cult doom band Unearthly Trance plus founding Electric Wizard and Ramesses bassist/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, Serpentine Path's debut self-titled album should immediately top any doom-metal fan's want-list.
The band's self-titled debut album will be released through Relapse Records on September 11, 2012. Togethre with CD format, the album will be out on vinyl (2 colours: black and snot green).
Sounding like way more than just a sum of its parts, Serpentine Path's debut is an absolutely crushing album which both references and reinterprets its members' previous bands but with a decidedly more punishing death-metal approach. Vicious vocals combine with downtuned guitars that rip out punishingly killer riffs to create an overall evil vibe that's equal parts Paranoid and Severed Survival - Serpentine Path is way more than just a super group of underground icons, they are one of the best new death/doom outfits to emerge in many years.
(source: Relapse Records)