The five piece, Doom Metal band, Serpentine Path have come out with a new album that will released on May 27th! ‘Emanations’ Serpentine Path have shown that they haven’t let down their heritage of music, with their new album showing that, Doom Metal bands can hold meaning to their music. As their lyrics have depth and perception within the seven songs on the album.
The NY/NJ based band have hit their fan-base with a slow vibe album that if you could compare it to anything, it would almost be a Doom Metal Jazz vibe album. With its consistent use of deep bass rhythms, and its slow impending vocals, this albums shows darkness within its Jazz undertones.
Don’t worry though, the dark tones aren’t distracting from the lyrics, or the instrumental technicality. The instruments match perfectly to what the lyrics are trying to say: and the lyrics punch you in the face with a sense of realism. Which you would expect from a band within the Doom Metal genre. With this, we can confirm that Serpentine Path are one of the heaviest bands on the planet today.
The band show this new reign within their opening song, ‘Essence of Heresy’. The song instantly grabs you with its two-second intro, which almost tricks you to a lighter genre song. It is when the vocals come in after those two-seconds, that you realise that the genre is a lot heavier, which is a pleasant surprise to say the least. The instrumental elements are slow, matching the vocals with nearly every beat. The blended in guitar solo, is almost unfortunately missed as it is a lot quieter than the rest of the instruments, which we would’ve liked to be louder. The reasoning being, that the solo brings something different to the song and should’ve been allowed to be heard.
The only negative of this album is only that each song sounds very similar. If for instance you listen to ‘Essence of Heresy’ and ‘House of Worship’ back to back, you would be very confused as to which is which. If it wasn’t for ‘House of Worship’ having its title being repeated in the chorus, you wouldn’t honestly tell the difference.
Overall Serpentine Path’s new album is something we recommend if you want something darker on your playlist. The punchy lyrics alongside the throat cutting vocals are something to listen too. Serpentine Path are a band to look out for in the future of this year.
Watch this space.