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Infernal Creation- The Serpent Seed Doctrine [2011]

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 8th November 2011 by izaforestspirit

Band: Infernal Creation
Album: The Serpent Seed Doctrine
Release year: 2011
Genre: Black Metal/Extreme Metal/Misanthropic Yorkshire Black Metal

‘The Serpent Seed Doctrine’ is the first full length album from British black metal band, Infernal Creation. In addition to being active supporters of the British underground metal scene, Infernal Creation are also starting to gain attention of the bigger crowds.

One of the main disappointments is that the opening track ‘We The Serpent Seed’ has a very ponderous ‘built-in’ intro which fails to attract the interest of the listener. Not the best way to start an album!

The album reveals an interesting mix of musical influences ranging from Immortal, particularly in the guitar riffs in the intro to ‘Plague Upon Plague’ via the grim, harrowing vocals and song structures of Satyricon in tracks as such as ‘The Faceless Prophet’ to the eerily atmospheric or dare I say it…Cradle of Filth-esque intro to ‘Cruciatus Vobiscum’. The latter is easily the best track on here.

There are also a few surprises such as acoustic, folk-esque intro to the aforementioned ‘The Faceless Prophet’ and the opening riff to ‘The Insidious Gospel’ which bears strong similarity to Bolt Thrower.

Overall this is a very promising debut album but it is clear that the band have some work to do in order to establish a style and a refined sound that suits them best.

3.5/5

Iza Raittila