Breaking two years of silence since the release of their self-titled debut LP, New York City based morbid sludge metal executioners, SERPENTINE PATH, have now unleashed the band’s disturbing second album, Emanations, once again through Relapse Records.
As Mark Hunt-Bryden mentioned in his recent review: “There are few bands out there that could match their unrelenting delivery and fuzzed out sludge, yet alone conjure such relentlessly bleak landscapes and still make them listenable and captivating“, and continued to say “The additional sonic dimension is clear from the get go as ‘Essence Of Heresy‘ wastes no time in crashing in with the slow, grinding low end signature sound and gruff, from the pits of hell style vocals“, continue reading the full review HERE.
Emanations is out now and The Sleeping Shaman is ecstatic to be able to bring you a stream of the entire album below:
The follow-up to their self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band’s first SERPENTINE PATH studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam of NYC doom/death legends, Winter, aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind).
Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as was their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege. Persevering Emanations and its unfathomable quagmire of low-end riff decay is akin to navigating ones way through a sea of carrion in the dead of night on a makeshift raft fashioned from the remains of your closest family members and acquaintances, every ripple striving to suck you into its fatal current, feeding the demons congregating just below the surface in anticipation.
In other SERPENTINE PATH news, the band will ruin their hometown with a record release show in the coming weeks, marking the band’s second live performance, ever. The henchmen will pummel Brooklyn on June 21st at The Acheron, with support from locals Churchburn, Throaat and Dridge. Additional live actions from the outfit will be announced in the coming months.
SERPENTINE PATH Emanations Release Show:
6/21/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Churchburn, Throaat, Dridge [info]
Source: Pioneer Music Press