Serpent Saints
Style: Entombed Metal
Release date: June 25th 2007

In many ways, ’Serpent Smiles’ marks a move further back to the roots of Entombed, a move that was clearly indicated by last year’s release of the promising EP ’When In Sodom’. Said (brilliant) track is also included on the present full-length.


The first track of the album, the title track, surprises a bit when it, after a nice little eerie intro, launches into replicating Motörhead’s (or is it Sodom’s?) Iron Fist.


‘Serpent Saints’ is very metal although a few punky elements have also found their way in there (primarily the tune Ministry). L-G is showing off his brutal best (the track In the Blood is probably the most grim L-G we’ve heard ever) as well as the lyrically evil humour he’s a master of is getting free room to entertain us. He’s really got the uh’s and ah’s out on parade and it’s a joy to hear and Alex Hellid’s riffs convince with the usual not-too-complicated heaviness.


Moving again along the lines of replicating heroes of old, it is funny to listen to the track Warfare Plague Famine Death which sounds a lot like an updated version of a Venom song. Is this a compliment? Not sure, but it works out alright for Entombed.

Entombed, definitely alive and kicking!

Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: June 19th 2007
Website: www.entombed.se