The Serpent’s Kiss CD, 2011
This CD is many types of metal, all at the same time. It’s like a cross between My Dying Bride and Dead Can Dance. It’s heavy and epic as a motherfucker. The production lends itself to headbanging and air-piano playing, or so I’ve been told. They have the male/female vocal thing down. The music of “In The Garden” sounds like Mercyful Fate crossed with Enya. It’s the kind of unique plot twist that heavy metal needs to keep my attention. This album requires repeated listenings. Dream Theater meets Yanni? Wait, there is some saxophone, so maybe King Diamond plus Kenny G? Gothic jazz metal. Absolutely unique.
Ian C Stewart