Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Song of the Serpent

Holy Serpent ~ Holy Serpent (2015)


One of the future classics to be released by Riding Easy Records this year is the debut album from Australia's Holy Serpent. And with the level of bands coming from the land down under recently, and Riding Easy's stamp of approval, you shouldn't need much more validation than that. Their album is a heavy hitting slab of stoner doom metal, the sort that Riding Easy Records loves to put out, and all of us fine people love to hear. You get monumental psyched and smoked out doom riffs that pour out of the speakers, together with some serious low end in the mix to shake things up a bit. (And by "things" I mean whatever you happen to have sitting on top of your speaker cabinets, I hope you like it shaken and not stirred.) When all of the parts of this LSD lubed machine work together, you're brought to a stoner doom trip that's more than fitting for all of us connoisseurs of heavy out there. The album is due out soon, on May 12th, and they've already released a couple of the tracks for streaming, one of which is the awesomely titled "Shroom Doom". At just over five minutes, it's packed full of a monstrous riff that's like a spaced out beast stomping across the landscape, with the melodic vocal performance possessing a hypnotizing quality all their own to match with the psych qualities of the track, and punched out drums that slam and bang their way across those five minutes of stoner doom perfection. Not really all that often do I feel it factual to use that statement, but in the case of this song, and this entire album, it's well deserved. As with all of the Riding Easy Records collection, it comes in some sexy looking vinyl editions that are up for pre-order already, and even some CDs once the release date gets a bit closer.
~Skip

For Fans Of; Salem's Pot, Sleep, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats