Greece's Human Serpent have returned with a new recording which continues the raw, old school and misanthropic style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2019 ep "The Vacuity".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams while the music also brings in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a brief use of melody and towards the end of the second track a small amount of clean playing can also be heard.
On this recording Human Serpent remains true to the raw, old school and misanthropic style of black metal that they have established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover misanthropy and nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Human Serpent and if you are a fan of raw, old school and misanthropic black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Vacuity". 8 out of 10.