Breaking two years of silence since the release of their self-titled debut album, New York City-based sludge metal executioners SERPENTINE PATH unleashes the band’s disturbing second album Emanations, once again through Relapse Records. To unveil Emanations to the masses, The Obelisk is now exclusively streaming the new album from its dredging opening to its demoralizing finale.
Stream the entire album here.
Reborn in the smoldering remains of Unearthly Trance in 2011, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind) recruited guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) to complete the SERPENTINE PATH lineup. Their crushing, self-titled debut full-length was referred to as “thudding death-doom that will have genre enthusiasts rolling their stoned skulls in graveyard genuflection” by Revolver, and “a contender for doom album of the year” by Decibel.
Now officially augmented by second guitarist Stephen Flam, of NYC doom/death legends Winter, SERPENTINE PATH brings forth their most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, with Emanations. As with their debut, the new album was recorded by the band’s Jay Newman, after which it was honed to devastating perfection at Audiosiege, the album capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment with seven brand new songs from this true underground all-star team. Sure, the pedigree is undeniable, but regardless of their “members of”status, SERPENTINE PATH is one of the most scathing sludge acts on the planet.