Serpents Unleashed - Skeletonwitch
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Ohio trash metal band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Oct 31, 2013
    83
    With Serpents Unleashed, the scratchy, scrappy Skeletonwitch of old is gone. Beneath that shed skin lurks something far vaster and scarier--but no less sinisterly inviting.
  2. Nov 20, 2013
    80
    Serpents Unleashed doesn't expand Skeletonwitch's armoury, but this band never disappoint. [26 Oct 2013, p.53]
  3. Oct 31, 2013
    80
    Calling the album a return to form does Skeletonwitch injustice, but the blackened thrashers definately sound rein quintet definitely sounds reinvigorated here.
  4. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    An album that's only predictable insofar as you know it's going to attempt to take you on a vicious, 30-minute hell ride through some of the darkest parts of the metal world.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    75
    Their preferred form of power does occasionally blur into its own monolith. But it does add force and pacing, tweaks that help these 11 songs stand independently of the need to see them played live.
  6. 70
    Skeletonwitch are in the metalhead-pleasing business, and the classicist genre fusion of Serpents Unleashed more than does the job. [Nov 2013, p.92]
  7. 40
    On Serpents Unleashed, Ohio quintet Skeletonwitch’s own blend of European melodic death metal, thrash, and black metal falls prey to flat production, which further stacks the deck against the band’s already ill-defined sound.

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