13 September, 2012

Full Album Stream: Serpentine Path: Serpentine Path – new album



Due to, er, life and the fact I do this in my free time, I was completely unaware of SEPENTINE PATH's debut self-titled album. Until now. You can listen to the doom-dweller's entire creation here (MetalSucks), here (BandCamp) as well as via player available to you below. The album, recorded and mixed by bassist Jay Newman at The Humanless Compound in NYC, was issued in North America on Relapse Records on September 11th, 2012 and awaits its worldwide release come September 17th, 2012. Buy here (Relapse Records):

“… slower and heavier than Billy Milano [M.O.D., S.O.D.] giving a piggy back ride to a rhinoceros and bleaker than your prospects of getting Dino Cazares [FEAR FACTORY] to share his pizza with you, SERPENTINE PATH's self-titled debut is doomy sludge done right. MetalSucks wholeheartedly approves!!!” [Blesses the record MetalSucks]


SERPENTINE PATH: Serpentine Path


Way more than just a supergroup of underground icons: one of the best new death/doom outfits to emerge in many years – as their description stresses - SERPENTINE PATH consist of all three members of New York's cult doom band UNEARTHLY TRANCE as well as founding ELECTRIC WIZARD and current RAMESSES bassist/guitarist Tim Bagshaw: 

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’ [BLACK SABBATH album, I suppose] and ‘Severed Survival’ [AUTOPSY album, I keep on supposing…]

SERPENTINE PATH features: Tim Bagshaw – guitar, Stephen Flam – guitar, Jay Newman – bass, Darren Verni – drums and Ryan Lipynsky – vocals

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