Formed in 2013 from my hometown in Washington State, Serpentspire play a style of Cosmological, Philosophical, Constitutive, scientific and enhanced technological advancement themed style of Technical Death Metal. Clocking in roughly around 24:00 in duration and 5 wonderfully tracks, The Cosmic Throne was released and re-recorded on July 8th, 2016 through their own self release. With this album, they’ve contributed themselves to create major influences borrowing elements from The Faceless Spawn of Possession Rings of Saturn and Necrophagist The Cosmic Throne introduces some fascinating guitar melodies, stronger emphasizes on drumming, audible bass structures and vocals reminiscent of 90’s to mid 2000’s Technical Death Metal, the members from Serpentspire has done such a remarkable job keeping the progression, instrumentation and lyricism very well diversified where each instrument doesn’t strife away within the mixing department being one of the best highlights upon hearing this amazing articulating structure. With tracks such as Exhumed, The Cosmic Throne and Nostromo, Serpentspire has identified naturalistic signatures which is embedded to make outstanding arrangements where you can see how far they’ve taken their devotion onto Technical Death Metal to the next level. Songwriting wise, the members from Serpentspire has also incorporated some atmospheric layers of memorable contexts which symbolizes this beautifully designed album which took many dedicated outcomes to really understand and comprehend the intelligence these young musicians has brought the extreme metal music a much rather experimented, powerfully driven and a rollercoaster so impacted, this EP released last year is a absolute enjoyment front to back.
If you’re fans of Technical Death Metal with a modernized, Technical and a organic twist of headbanging assaults, Serpentspire’s The Cosmic Throne is a EP about maturity, perseverance and a world filled with artificial existences that should not be slept on.
Overall score 9.0/10.0
Review by Jake Butler