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Serpent Venom
Of Things Seen & Unseen
Style: Doom
Release date: 27 June, 2014
Playing time: 48:23

Has Christmas been hard on your stomach? A bit hard after all that food and sweets? Look no further for abdominal relief! The cure you're looking for is right here.

Listen to the UK doom outfit Serpent Venom's second album, 'Of Things Seen & Unseen' once, and your bowels will be ready to move. The album is a slow and grinding bass orgy, littered with Sabbath, Reverend Bizarre and Cathedral references. "Sounds heavy and evil" you might think. Well, yes, it is extremely heavy, but the entire album still maintains a lightness, much of the reason for this due to the clean vocal of singer Gaz. Also, this is an album that doesn't sound over-produced in any way, and it actually sounds as if the band has gotten together and played music. Old school approach, I know, but I reckon that some people out there still do that.

This is an album for fans of non-growl doom without a touch of death metal, doom with a bit of soul and lots of live atmosphere. Warning: Here be bowel moving rock music...

1. The Penance You Pay
2. Sorrow's Bastard
3. Death Throes at Dawn
4. The Lords of Life
5. I Awake
6. Let Them Starve
7. Pilgrims of the Sun
8. Burning Free
Label: The Church Within Records
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 30 December, 2014
Website: Serpent Venom @facebook