has a lot to express after 20 years in metal. Their 12th release, The Serpent
Sermon, is the proof of it.
At last I feel utterly compelled by Marduk, wish I attended a gig of
theirs today. I didn't need to missionate forThe Serpent Sermon here at
home; the Marduk pest is contagious.
From blood fans I hear that they are becoming darker. I don't think so myself,
for to me they've always been dark, but maybe more blindly bombastic than dark,
if one wants to fuss. The Serpent Sermon is a bigger, clearer version of
Marduk, more atmospheric, less asphyxiatingly hyperactive than before.
Less pounding, gravity seeking, but sharper, simply more to my taste.
Another good point: I hear from fans of old that this new release is a fantastic
achievement from Marduk. They may have loyal, thinking ahead, open,
The Serpent Sermon is something of a release.