Behold The Damning Riffs Of Serpent Throne
Epic in decadence
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”.
Heads Up: Serpent Throne playing 8/20 @ Johnny Brendas. Check them out.