Posts Tagged ‘relapse records’
Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: This sophomore release from New York City’s Serpentine Path offers further proof that these guys are absolute masters of doom. As many people know by now, this band is made up of current or former members of bands like Electric Wizard, Unearthly Trance, and Ramesses.
With this album, the band also brings in the guitar talents of Stephen Flam, best known for his work with Winter. It’s always a bit exciting, if not a little scary, to have new bands developed from established ones. Fortunately, Serpentine Path isn’t just some ego-driven project, a supergroup known mostly for its members. Instead, the band simply comes together to deliver a healthy offering of doom metal that is sure to please fans of this style. Those who don’t like doom metal may even discover something new to enjoy.
Musically, things move at a very slow pace. Fans expecting speed metal or thrash are simply in the wrong place. This is doom metal, after all, the kind of music that sets metronomes at some of the lowest numbers possible and then crawls from beat to beat. These slower tempos are the essence of doom metal. When played well, with the proper patience between beats, the result can be overwhelming, crushing, bleak, and awesome.
Continue reading: Sea of Tranquility Review: Serpentine Path – Emanations
Posted on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from MetalSucks: Something about Tombs‘ icy style has previously made it challenging for me to get into, but I think I’m done keeping this band at arm’s length. Admittedly I was quite impressed when I caught the group for the first time way back when, but it was […]
Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Certain performances at this year’s festival had something extra, something not easily defined, that made an indelible impression on us. What were the unexpected highlights of Roadburn 2014? We have compiled a ten-part series to share them with you. Here is part 4. See for yourself why Indian made such […]
Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Last year, we decided to experiment with adding a number of panel discussions and master classes to the festival. Response was positive and we are very pleased to offer a new series during Roadburn 2014. For this year’s Clinics & More program, we have invited several musicians, artists and folks […]
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Holy hell this is one refreshing album. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a full album in the way I’m enjoying this. I’m still trying to pinpoint some genres to pigeon hole this into but there’s so many that it’s fucking difficult […]
Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Roadburn is pleased to present a brand new track from Philadelphia’s Nothing. Bent Nail is taken from Nothing‘s forthcoming debut album, Guilty of Everything. It’s a perfect representation of the album and the band as a whole; a magnetic blend of captivatingly dark yet beautiful vocals and explosive guitar fuzz. […]
Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Meat Mead Metal: Smoke rising from chimneys are fires always makes me think of doom. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the slow burning, or perhaps it’s the billowing smoke that can serve to suffocate and destroy, but it’s an image that always makes me think of […]
Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: It’s cold; almost zero degrees with an icy Western breeze. It’s dark; nearly black, but the pale dawn sun is just beginning to penetrate the horizon and its grey-orange outburst gradually illuminates the low-hanging mist adorning the farmland around me. It’s a Monday and, […]
Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Roadburn Festival is pleased to announce the addition of Chicago-based doom warriors, Indian. The band have been purveyors of the finest blackened doom for over a decade, and this month will see the release of their latest opus, From All Purity, via Relapse Records. ‘Directional’, a brand new track taken […]
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Norway’s Obliteration will leave a trail of destruction via their haunting death metal at Mikael Akerfeldt‘s 2014 curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 11th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. “I’m far from a musical traditionalist except when we’re talking about a specific genre: Death metal”, says Mikael Åkerfeldt, “I […]