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?

Isis Announce Upcoming Retrospective, Temporal

For not being a band anymore, Isis sure release a lot of material. Drummer Aaron Harris has the right outlook on the compilation, saying: “I hear our catalogue differently now that I’m not living with these songs day to day. This is a special collection of outtakes, demos, unreleased tracks…

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…