|Some bands are heavy and some bands are F***ING HEAVY! Belgium"s SerpentCult (as spelt) most definitely fall into the latter. Comprising of various veterans of the Belgian underground Doom Metal scene, they set about battering galaxies with some of the most unorthodox and complex heavy riffs yet known to man during the hazy summer of 2006.
Initially a three-piece, Steven LQW and Frederic set out handling vocal duties internally. It soon became apparent that they weren"t too comfortable with this role, wanting to focus their attentions solely on delivering the heaviest sounds possible. Along came Metal-Hungry vocalist Michelle, whose unique and convincing melodic tone gave a whole new dimension to the bands brutal dynamic.
It was at this time that they recorded a debut EP for Sweden's I Hate Records titled "Trident Nor Fire". Released in April 07, it was met with much critical acclaim within the Underground Metal community, leading to a series of national and international dates. It was at this time that the band had been drawn to the attention of Rise Above Records, eventually signing them in early 2008.
"Weight Of Light", was recorded at Priory Studios, Birmingham with the grandmaster of subsonic frequencies, Greg Chandler (Esoteric). Mixing was handled Billy Anderson (High On Fire, Neurosis etc) at his Oakland home studios. The combination of savage material and the weighty pedigree of people involved in the production has resulted in creating one the absolute heaviest metal albums you will hear this year.
All hail the SerpentCult!