The first cut (“Holy Serpent”--with a nod to the naming trifecta of the mighty Sabbath) is strong and by “Shroom Doom” the band has you in their grip. But the real gems are the last two cuts. While all the tunes are worthy of a steady head nod, it’s in “The Plague” and “The Wind” where this band really shines. In both songs they take you on a slow, methodical journey across a barren aural landscape, pulling you through to another dimension. The tunes are atmospheric, dark and always heavy.
If you’re looking for something that will compliment a drink and a smoke on those sultry summer nights (at least here in the States), Holy Serpent is your record.