Serum Dreg are a duo from Portland, Oregon that plays a very blasphemous and primitive mixture of black, death and war metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Lustful Vengeance" which will be released in April as a joint effort between Invictus and Vrasubatlat.
Militant drum beats start off the album along with some dark sounding synths a few seconds later while evil laughter can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim black metal screams and bestial death metal growls onto the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and war metal elements can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the tremolo picking giving the songs a more raw black metal feeling as well as the solos and leads being done in a very dark fashion.
Serum Dreg plays a musical style that takes the rawest forms of war, black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover hedonism, self destruction and hatred themes.
In my opinion Serum Dreg are a very great sounding raw mixture of war, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Edifice Of Hatred" and "Blasphemic Black Death Noise". 8 out of 10.