BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present SERPENTRANCE's debut mini-album, The Besieged Sanctum, on CD & vinyl LP format. Originally released as a limited-edition cassette in early 2015, The Besieged Sanctum introduced this Russian cult to the international underground with a lurking menace. Comprised of members hailing from such elite hordes as Pseudogod, Ill Omened, and Sickrites, SERPENTRANCE create a swirling, sulfurous maelstrom of ritualistic black/death trance. Both seemingly improvised and militantly martial, The Besieged Sanctum heaves its hulking mass in a deceptively doomed manner: always a sense of vertigo engulfs the listener, no matter the tempo - from sub-atomic crawl to blastbeaten bestiality - and textures bleed in and out like a lingering fog. Now amended with an exclusive bonus track, the 31 minutes comprising the 12" vinyl version creates a gestating womb of eldritch dread and incantory solemnity. Enter The Besieged Sanctum with SERPENTRANCE...
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If Atmospheric Blackened Death Metal is a sub-genre, this album should be considered one of its benchmarks. It can be so unnerving, I had anxiety listening. Keep up the great work, I can’t wait to study this album in depth.
Cheers from Lancaster, PA. revolv0