Calliophis are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Cor Serpentis" which will be released on March 27th by Solitude Productions.
Atmospheric synths start off the album and after awhile acoustic guitars are added onto the recording as well as some drum beats a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier musical direction that also introduces death metal growls along with some melodic guitar leads and solos onto the recording.
A lot of doom metal elements can be heard in the slower sections of the songs and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's while also having a more up to date production while acoustic guitars also return on some of the later tracks and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and there is also a brief use of experimental and avant garde elements and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Calliophis plays a musical style that takes doom metal and mixes it in with the heaviness of death metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while th e lyrics cover human tragedies, fairy tales, sadness, and death themes.
In my opinion Calliophis are a very great sounding mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Cleansing" and "Seven Suns". 8 out of 10.