On July 5th internationally, Temple of Mystery Records is proud to present Serpent Corpse’s striking debut album, ‘Blood Sabbath’, on CD and vinyl LP formats
Hailing from the ever-rising Montreal Death Metal scene, Serpent Corpse are at once foreign and familiar. ‘Blood Sabbath’, their full-length debut following a demo in 2021, on first glance feels resolutely old school: straightforward songwriting, analog production, little flash but full fire.
And indeed, Serpent Corpse do show noble influence from the very early ’90s – foremost among them, the world-eating enormity of classic Bolt Thrower and vigorous D-beating of early Entombed – but along with another set of tweaked influences and, more so, a maniacal manner in which to pursue them, the Canadian quartet prove that the idea of traditional all-caps DEATH METAL is undying and infinite.
The further one steps into the ichor of ‘Blood Sabbath’, the more those tweaks take shape – Darkthrone during their Death Metal days, Seance skewing death ‘n’ roll, the DM-in-glue of classic Cianide, or especially Autopsy’s transition into Abscess – and the more the exemplary songwriting truly begins to shine…or ROT, as it were! For this nine-song/39-minute album sounds as slimy as it does headbanging – and those singed ‘n’ seared leads are the definition of haunting!
Coupled with powerfully clear annunciation from vocalist/guitarist Andrew Haddad and mesmerizing cover art courtesy of Lucas Korte, Serpent Corpse deliver one of the most essential Death Metal debuts of recent memory. A festering death awaits!More info: Serpent Corpse; Temple of Mystery Records;