Human Serpent are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw, old school and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Gradual Immersion In Nihilism" which was released by Death kneel Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodies before going into more of a fast and raw black metal direction which also shows the band adding in a good amount of blast beats and hateful screams as well as bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodic chants can be heard for a few seconds on a couple of the tracks and the bands musical style is more close to the 90's style of black metal with all the tracks being in a very pure and true style of this genre and all of the songs on the recording ignore any of the modern styling's of this genre and goes back to the way this musical style is supposed to be played and you can feel a great amount of anger, depression and hate being evoked throughout all of the tracks that are present on this recording and there is never a soft or weak moment to be heard and they also close the album with a track that is very long and epic in length.
Human Serpent creates a very raw and misanthropic style of black metal on this recording adding in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking into their approach to the old school side of the genre, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropic, dark, anti human and nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Human Serpent and if you are a fan of raw and misanthropic anti -human black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am A Misanthrope" "Grief" and "Chapel of Bones". 8 out of 10.