Serpentine Path – Serpentine Path

Sludge and doom can often go hand in hand. Both have very similar stylistic values and their live shows are very similar, with loud guitars downtuned beyond normal string gauges, a wall of amps (usually Sunn), and epic-length songs. Enter new sludge/doom band Serpentine Path, a band featuring members of Unearthly Trance and Electric Wizard. Coming from such a pedigree should lend credibility and confidence in their prowess in the genre, but would they live up to all the hype?

Coheed & Cambria’s New Song Is Damn Good

Behold, ye of little faith in the ones they call Coheed & Cambria! It takes a skilled hand to write a long song and make it feel short. There needs to be tension and resolution, building up to stratospheric levels so dizzyingly high that walking away is impossible. With building comes the issue…

Circle of Contempt All Geared Up For New Release!

Circle of Contempt’s final mixes for the upcoming release are in! Which makes me wonder; who listens to Circle of Contempt? Their 2009 debut Artifacts in Motion wasn’t exactly a chart topper for Sumerian, though it deserved to be. It’s well-written technical metal played to perfection by a band of young…