Oct 28

Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed (2013)


Serpents iTunes Cover

Skeletonwitch obtains a vigorous agility that no other band possesses. They have been able to conquer the minds of their listeners with distinct rapidity, skillful musicianship and the most lethal vocals in metal.

Each release that Skeletonwitch wrote has contained all of these elements, along with an addictive power that can’t be put into words. Their newest album Serpents Unleashed is no exception, even with the addition of more melody and groove. In short, get ready to headbang until your head falls off!

The album starts with the title track. In just two minutes, this track introduces the relentless energy you will hear in each song to follow. Beneath Dead Leaves is next. Right in the intro of this song you hear the insane velocity yet melodic chords that Skeletonwitch is most famous for. The single released for this album is I am Death (Hell Has Arrived). This song will make you go belligerent with the swift playing and the manifesting aggression.

The album starts to slow down with Unending, Everliving. This song is encompassed by a mixture of melodic choruses with pugnacious riffing. This same recipe follows for the last half of the album, such as with tracks like This Evil Embrace. The groove also picks up, such as with the heavy song Unwept. Overall, this album proves to be unpredictable yet extremely potent.

Skeletonwitch succeeded in releasing an album containing nefarious energy and dexterity. Skeletonwitch’s singular style has allowed them to write another legendary release. To sum this up, I couldn’t recommend this album enough. What’s next for Skeletonwitch? They are currently touring North America supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, and have dates in the United States and Canada booked up until next year. Definitely check out their live show (something else I can’t recommend highly enough) and see all of these songs played live!

North American tour 2013
(Black Dhalia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fallujah & Noizem)

10/28 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/29 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/30 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
10/31 Ottawa, ON Ritual
11/01 London, ON Rum Runners
11/02 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/04 Thunder Bay, ON CROCKS
11/06 Winnipeg, MB WECC
11/07 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
11/08 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
11/09 Calgary, AB The Den
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
11/12 Spokane, WA The Center
11/13 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
11/15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
11/16 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/17 Tucson, AZ The Rock
11/19 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
11/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/22 St. Louis, MO Firebird
11/23 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
11/24 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/25 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/27 Flint, MI The Machine Shop



01. Serpents Unleashed
02. Beneath Dead Leaves
03. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
04. From a Cloudless Sky
05. Burned From Bone
06. Unending, Everliving
07. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
08. This Evil Embrace
09. Unwept
10. Born of the Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak

Genre: Metal

Label: Prosthetic Records

Playing Time: 30 minutes


Chance Garnette- Vocals

Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette- Guitar

Scott “Scunty D” Hedrick- Guitar

Evan “Loosh” Linger- Bass

Dustin Boltjes- Drums






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