Serpent Omega are a band from Sweden that plays sludge and doom mixed with black metal, stoner, and crust and this is a review of their self titled 2013 album which was released by Mordgrimm Records.
"Skullwand" begins with some drum beats and heavy bass guitar riffs and then the melodic and aggressive female vocals start kicking in as well as some heavy doom metal guitar riffs and after a couple of minutes the music gets a little bit more fast for a few second s before slowing down again as well as adding some melody into the guitar riffing and towards the end the music starts adding black metal riffs and blast beats.
"Smoke Ritual" begins with some heavy bass guitar riffs before bringing in the rhythm guitars and drums and a few seconds later the vocals start kicking in and after awhile the music adds in some epic doom metal elements along with some melodic riffing and midway through the song t here is a brief use of guitar leads being utilized.
"Hammer" begins with some distorted clean guitar playing and it minute later the drums kick in and the music goes into a heavier direction along with some stoner rock style melodies and then the vocals make their presence known in the song and the music remains slow and heavy throughout the song.
"Warmachine" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a minute later some aggressive sounding vocals make their way into the song as well as some melodic guitar riffing and towards the end there is a brief use of screams and growls being utilized.
"Red Sun" begins with some guitar riffs that start getting heavy a few seconds later with some drums and distorted bass guitars which lead up to the vocals kicking in and a few seconds alter death metal growls are added to the music.
"Serpent Omen" begins with some heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with drums and then the vocals kick in as well as some crust elements being thrown into the guitar riffing and towards the end the bass guitars start utilizing some old school hardcore punk elements.
"Konflux" begins with some heavy bass riffs and drums which also lead up to some heavy guitar riffs that also utilize some dark sounding melodies and then the vocals start kicking in and as a minute goes by there is a brief use of cleaner yet distorted parts as well as some clean singing and then the music starts getting heavy again along with some growls.
Song lyrics cover mythology, death, and space themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording as well as some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Serpent Omega are a very great sounding doom/sludge metal band with elements of stoner, black metal and crust and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Skullwand" "Red Sun" and "Konflux". RECOMMENDED BUY.