Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Serpent Venom - Carnal Altar (2011)
One of the main elements that pushes SV in the more traditional doom territory are the vocals of Gaz Ricketts (previously of England's Sloth), which wouldn't sound out of place were they embellishing the riffs of Warning or Hour of 13. The riffs themselves are slightly more stoner sounding than the vocals would have you believe. One of the selling points for me are the band's persistent and masterful use of trills, which for me, are an essential ingredient in the creation of tasteful doom, stoner, trad or otherwise.
I'm definitely looking forward to the future of this young and promising band. Doom on!