Serpent Spells are a band from Bangladesh that plays an occult mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Mantras Within Ascending Fire" which will be released in May by Godz Ov War Productions.
Fire sounds start off the ep along with some Gregorian chanting a few seconds later and a few seconds later classical guitar make their presence known on the recording and after the intro t he music goes into more of a heavy blackened death metal direction along with some melodic riffs and blast beats.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams that also get very high pitched at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts can also be heard at times while some of the fast riffs use tremolo picking that also gives the recording more of a raw feeling while the solos and leads are more influenced by 90's death metal while also being melodic at times and growls a re also utilized briefly.
Serpent Spells plays a musical style that takes a modern and occult form of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a musical style of t heir own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while t he lyrics cover death, darkness and blasphemy from the darkest gnosis of the Qliphoth.
In my opinion Serpent Spells are a very great sounding occult black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Piercing The Cervix Of Nehemeth" and "Mantras Without Ascending Fire". 8 out of 10.