In The Company Of Serpents are a band from Denver, Colorado that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of stoner, sludge, and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Ain - Soph Aur" which will be released in March.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some drones before going into a heavier doom metal direction while also bringing back the clean sections at times and the vocals start out with a rough yet melodic style before adding in sludge style growls and screams and the riffing also brings in a decent amount of melody.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also bring in a couple of acoustic instrumentals while one acoustic track uses vocals and as the album progresses more stoner rock elements are added onto the recording and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very distorted yet melodic fashion and all of the tracks stick to a very slow musical direction.
In The Company Of Serpents creates another recording that remains true to the stoner, sludge and doom metal mixture of previous releases while also adding in more acoustic guitar work this time around, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Hermetic Qabalah themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from In The Company Of Serpents and if you are a fan of sludge, stoner, and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Middle Pillar" and "Limitless Light". 8 out of 10.