Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CD Review: Marduk-Serpent Sermon(2012)

(Band's bio)

Formed with the ambitious goal of becoming ‘the most brutal and blasphemous metal act ever’, Marduk have sweat for over two decades to bring blood, darkness and an unrelentingly extreme brand of metal to the world, rightfully earning a place as one of Sweden’s most famous – or perhaps more accurately, infamous – black metal bands in the process. Unleashed at the very birth of the nineties, the band has continued to shed its skin, serpentine-like from album to album, each time revealing new layers, both subtle and stark, that have kept them at the forefront of the genre. Serpent Sermon is no different; it is both the logical next step and a huge leap forward for a band that continues to be a guiding light – albeit a bleak, black one – for over two decades.

Let me tell you they have succeeded in making one of the worst albums  at least that I have heard this year. If you were to cross Venom with Celtic Frost that might give you some idea as to what this is like, but not on the same level. I can appreciate what it must take to record an album and the music is fast but repetitive and tiresome.
As I say that the song "Into Second Death" does grow on you

This video should give you-the reader an idea of their music, so you can decide whether you like this or not.
This is a very dark/satanic video.

(Band's Bio)
The album, the band’s 12th full-length release, is a testament to their burning desire to create blackened metal of the highest order.

Thank you for reading this
Written & compiled by
Anthony Nadeau

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