Serpentine Path are a band from New York that plays a mixture of sludge, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Emanations" which will be released by Relapse Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy doom/death metal sound starts off the album along with some growling vocals and the music evokes a very early 90's sounding feeling along with some morbid sounding melodies and on the later tracks the songs start getting more long and epic in length along with more sludge elements being added into the music.
With each track the music keeps getting heavier and darker as well as sticking to a slow direction from beginning to end of the album and the vocals also add in more high pitched screams in certain sections of the recording and when guitar leads are added into the songs the help bring a more dark and melodic edge to the heavy rhythms this music produces.
On the 7 tracks of the album the band ignores all of the modern trends and takes doom/death metal back to its heavier roots as well as bringing back a dark atmosphere this genre has been missing all of these years
Serpentine Path create on the the most pure sounding sludge doom/death metal albums that has came out in years with no fast parts or blast beats ever being utilized on the recording, the production has a very dark, heavy and old school sound while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Serpentine Path are a very great sounding heavy and dark mixture of sludge, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "House Of Worship" "Claws" and "Torment". 8/5 out of 10.