Koen B. : ‘Towards The Damned’ is the debut full-length album by Serpent Lord (GR), a metal act from Thessaloniki, Greece, but you might already know they are from Greece because of the “GR” suffix which was added to the band name. The group debuted in 2017 with an untitled two track demo. Both songs (‘Blood Offering’ and ‘Sacrilegium’) are also present on their debut which was released through Alcyone Records, so you can forget about the demo unless you’re an idiot (like me) that collects everything that you can lay your hands on.
This ain’t bad, it ain’t bad at all! Thanks to singer Marios Arikas, ‘Towards The Damned’ has become a good CD that keeps reminding me of Solitude Aeturnus’ stunning debut album ‘Into The Depths Of Sorrow’ (1991), which happens to be one of my favorites. Serpent Lord (GR) however plays more up tempo heavy metal instead of doom metal. Another member that needs your attention is drummer Vaggelis Karafotis who also plays in Circus Veil (great band!) and who is brother of George Karafotis from Power Quest. Serpent Lord (GR) debuts with a boom!