Combining the likes of black metal, death and what seems to be the pure essence of evil and blasphemy comes Serpents Athirst. Their three track release off of Invictus Productions is titled Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration. This release is a writhing, twisting serpentine mass of metal forged through the flames of hate. Through the entirety of the release you get beaten and tormented with lacerating musicianship and hauled away kicking and screaming down to the very stomach of the unknown.
With Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration you get nothing but rawness and complete and utter blasphemy. Serpents Athirst is raw enough that they are still dripping with the blood of the enemies that they had slain to create Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration. Serpents Athirst sound as though they crawled through the depths of an abyss that no one should ever be able to escape from and promptly recorded this three track wrecking ball.
Each song oozes evil and out from your speakers come demons to do their dirty work. You can’t escape the clutches ov evil and you can’t wriggle your way from the grasp of the clutches of the scaly talons that grip your throat. The three songs that are ever present within this release thrash you upside the head right from the get go and never stop until the music ceases.
Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration does not take your safety or well being into consideration as it blasts away at your ear drums blowing them out within minutes and snapping your neck within seconds. This record never slows down and never intends to. Heralding Ceremonial Mass Obliteration goes from zero to one hundred in the blink of an eye and never looks back to look at the aftermath.
Serpents Athirst roll out poisonous riff after poisonous riff and deploy heavy, harsh and chaotic drum rhythms and roll out a thick bass. To go along with all of the sordid musicianship the vocalist screams and roars his way through each track as though he genuinely is a creature from the depths. He displays great range and keeps his vocals gritty, grimy and purely evil to match the crumbling chaos around him.
In only three tracks you will find that a pit has opened up and Satan himself has climbed through to meet your acquaintance and that your soul has been engulfed in purely black flames. This is a visceral onslaught of metal, one that melts faces and tears away at your sanity, just like metal should do to you.