Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed
In Flames, Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth lovers everywhere do yourself the favor and please go listen to this stream and or pick Serpents Unleashed up immediately. It'll bring back tons of memories of humming the happiest of melodic leads over thrashy death metal. Not to mention over the top lyrics and vocals. I mean what would a metal album be without the good type of obnoxious lyrics? Probably some flavor of the week term ending in the word "core". Amiright?
Every song fires off in its own intensity in each of the 11 tracks. Each track ends at what I may consider at the perfect time. After every outro you're anticipation of the next track is sky high. Which makes this a perfect driving album too I might add. How many times have you listened to a metal album and thought the complete opposite, I'm sure a ton. Songs like "Beneath Dead Leaves", "From A Cloudless Sky" and "Unending, Everliving" are to me perfect examples of this record. A perfect blend of their style and the new influences I've mentioned above.
Now I know this isn't too far off from what this band has done in the past. But adding the both major and minor influences all of which I think make this their best and most interesting work to date. For fans old and new I can't see how any could be disappointed. For only the newer the only complaint I can see would be vocally. I love it, but at times I can see the blackend gargles with only slight changes getting to some. Besides that for any fan of fast and heavy music I'd like to hear their complaints. So I can drive them to the crazy house.
Genre: Metal / Crime
Label: Prosthetic Records
Site: Related Link
Similar: Amon Amarth, In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Ragnarok
- Serpents Unleashed
- Beneath Dead Leaves
- I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
- From a Cloudless Sky
- Burned From Bone
- Unending, Everliving
- Blade on the Flesh, Blood on My Hands
- This Evil Embrace
- Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
- More Cruel Than Weak