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Serpents of the Light [Explicit]

Serpents of the Light [Explicit]

February 6, 2007

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1997
  • Release Date: January 1, 1997
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 1997 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 30:35
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0011ZVQQU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,763 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This disc is like every other Deicide disc, it is full of cheezy riffs and boring lyrics.
jessimcg@hotmail.com
This album is definitely one of Deicide's best albums in their discography, and it's also one of their most catchiest albums as well.
Jeremy Brackeen
And I love how these same people will always say stuff like this is Slayer-lite, or totally aping Slayer.
J.F. Carroll

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This new album isn't as good as the classic Once Upon The Cross, but it's not at all bad either. Some aspects might put people off though: the production (which hasn't changed much) is not extremely powerful, which belies the fury of the music; also there are some riffs and passages which are similar to the other albums, which in a way is not really a bad thing.
Let's just say, if you were expecting something new and fresh from Glen and the boys, you'll be disappointed :) But, anyway what we have here is nevertheless a solid Deicide album. It's on the whole faster than "...Cross" and there ARE some standout tracks (after a few listens) including "Bastard of Christ" and "This is Hell We're In" which have some incredibly catchy death-groove and death-crawl passages respectively, with Glen Benton's guttural growl taking it over the top! Excellent.
Recommended to death metal enthusiasts... there's some great material on here... it just might take a few listens (if that!) to realise it
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Bringing a different perspective on the events that have supposedly transpired almost two thousand years ago, Benton and his colleagues offer a feast to the soul of those who listen - that is, presuming that the aforementioned soul is not too heavily involved with heaven and thus can not see past the initial so-called blasphemous lyrics that attract the attention of not only death metal fans, but those who are also existentialists, tho by no means the two are mutually exclusive; having said this, I recommend Deicide to those Men (and women) who are capable of seeing past appearances (such as the inverted cross on Benton's face) and truly enjoy the music and sacrifice Benton offers by extending the limits of his vocal cords to provide the utmost experience to his audience with his best performance here in Serpents of the Light where this time he uses subtle symbolism and allergories to enrich his touch- and the rest of you, you can go to church and listen to your gospels! .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mattowarrior on August 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
After "Once Upon the Cross" Deicide seemed to have gone back to basics. Gone is the relentless speed of past albums, replaced with a more refined approach to songwriting. The speed is still plenty there though, at least as much as the debut.

Serpents of the Light also features something brand new to Deicide at the time, MELODY! The vocals are debatedly better than the previous release, and the lyrics much more serious (though still on the subject of organized religion and Christianity. The music on this album sometimes approaches a, sort of, black metal style of some of the riffing, and some of the melody nearly points the way to what was beginning to brew in Sweden at the time. Case in Point: "Blame it on God". Blame it on God is my favorite song from here, with a awesome melodic riff and refrain that almost reminds me of Star Wars (the dark empire march type music that is). The diminshed riffs and solos on the song definitely take Deicide up to a level that is further explored on their newest release, Scars of the Crucifix. This is slowly becoming my second favorite Deicide album (or maybe third, Legion is still killer) and I didn't expect anything past the first two to be worth anything. Goes to show one must always give things a try for themselves and not listen to others criticisms, oh well. The secret weapon of the album is obviously the blossoming talents of the Hoffman brothers. Brian in paticular had started to get better and better at soloing, and on this album it starts to show. Lessons (including classical) were received, and it only made Deicide's music more DELICIOUSLY EVIL!

An underrated, killer release that points to a career that couldve been, instead of the unfortunate predicaments that the band found themselves in later (along with undeserved public scorn not at all reflected in album sales (a hint of jealousy perhaps?) )
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Brackeen on October 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Deicide's fourth album from 1997 "Serpents of the Light" was confusing for a lot of fans, in my opinion mainly because of the album's production. It wasn't polished as far as guitar and drum tones went, but overall this album is 100% Deicide; putrefaction and annihilation, and this would also be the fourth and final Deicide album to be produced by legendary Death Metal producer Scott Burns as well. This album is definitely one of Deicide's best albums in their discography, and it's also one of their most catchiest albums as well. The lyrics are of course what you'd expect from Deicide, but much more serious, and this album also features something new to Deicide at the time, and that something new happens to be melody. The guitar work of brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman on here may not be as technical as it was on the band's 1992 masterpiece "Legion", however the duo prove to be in fine form here as they both engage in an unstoppable onslaught of brutal teeth grinding, bone crunching, chainsaw buzzing like riffs and also their solos are much more ripping and even melodic at times as well especially on standout tracks such as "Blame It on God", "Slave to the Cross", "Father Baker's", and the title track. Elsewhere drummer Steve Asheim does an excellent job as always keeping in sync with the guitars with his impeccable and punishing drum work which always packs a serious wallop, and of course Glen Benton as always is in top form with his always brutal, evil and devilishly tasty death growls that are like an angry beast being awaken from it's slumber.Read more ›
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