Epic In Decadence

Doom Metal Band, Serpent Throne

Death by Party | Behold The Damning Riffs Of Serpent Throne

When I first heard of Philadelphia based Metal Band ‘Serpent Throne’ in 2006, even the group’s name alone struck a chord with me. It reminded me of that summer of 1982 when I was 9 years old watching Conan the Barbarian for the very first time and seeing  the warrior-cult leader priest of the Serpent God, Thulsa Doom as played by James Earl Jones.

At that moment in time, in my weird young mind, I was certain beyond a doubt that the purpose of my life on earth was revealed. And every time I listen to Serpent Throne’s slow, evil riffs, heavy grooves and fevered epic crescendos, I’m instantly transported back… and all is well, despite the fact I never did start that Snake God Cult of my boyhood dreams.

But for those of you who have no fucking clue as to what I’m talking about – from the band’s website :

” Say there was a heavy rock festival in like ’72 where Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, the Scorpions, Budgie, and like Cactus are supposed to play, but then, due to a series of plane crashes and natural disasters, only 1 surviving member from each band can make it. In order to calm down the crowd of heavy rockers, Iommi grabs a couple dudes from the other bands and puts together an emergency band. And then Uli Roth says, ‘We don’t need a singer because he’ll just get in the way of the riffs.’ I think that’s what Serpent Throne is aiming for. Whether we get there or not is another story, but we’ll drink some beer and rip some guitar harmonies along the way”.

-Mr. Blaek

Heads Up:  Serpent Throne playing  8/20 @ Johnny Brendas. Check them out.

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