SERAPHIC ENTOMBMENT
Quelled
(Morbid Chapel Records)
17:09min

SERAPHIC ENTOMBMENT’s only release, their 2019 demo titled “Quelled” has been pressed onto a CD by Morbid Chapel Records. This comes with a 4 page booklet and is limited to 500 copies. The total run time of this demo is just over 17 minutes and within it the band presents us a crude form of the celebrated Peaceville sound that we absolutely adore. The highlight of this demo are the vocals, absolutely on point, unwavering and in short adding another layer of depth to the overall sound. The guitars definitely need some more punch to them, although they sound slightly thin on this demo, they do the job pretty well. The drumming is absolutely as needed, no extras or additional dimensions added here. I like what I hear, it surely grows on you after a couple of spins. However, I have a feeling that this is by no way the final avatar of the band, this is just the initial output to aid in introducing the band to the world outside. The first track ‘Value Of Vision’ certainly impresses. It immediately took me to the opening of KATATONIA’s track ‘Gateways Of Bereavement’, to me that’s a good analogy right off the bat. Anyway, with the opener track ‘Vault Of Vision’ you know the band clearly has the potential. In a realm of music that’s atmospheric, slow, heavy coupled with a note by note progression, SERAPHIC ENTOMBMENT showcases their potential and it’s convincing. I do certainly hope they release an EP shortly. Would be interesting to see how they go from here. For more information please visit: https://seraphicentombment.bandcamp.com/releases, www.facebook.com/morbidchapelrecords

Vamsi Kanagovi

Vamsi Kanagovi

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