Shrine of The Serpent are a band from Portland, Oregon that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Entropic Disillusion" which will released in April by Memento Mori.
Clean playing and nature sounds start off the album before going into a heavier doom metal direction along with a great amount of dark sounding melodies while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known.
Throughout the recording you can also hear the heaviness of sludge while screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the music also mixing in a great amount of 90's era doom/death metal influences but keeping it modern at the same time and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and as the album progresses an ambient track is added onto the recording as well as a brief use of spoken word parts before returning back to a heavier direction.
Shrine Of The Serpent creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of sludge, doom and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and despair themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Shrine of The Serpent and if you are a fan of sludge, doom and death metal, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Descend Into Dusk" "Desecrated Tomb" and "Rending The Physical Void". 8 out of 10.