Serpent Sermon is the twelfth studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was released in North America on 5 June 2012 through Century Media Records on CD, vinyl and digital download. It reached number 44 on the Top Heatseekers Albums chart, selling roughly 800 copies in its first week.
Marduk – Serpent Sermon. Label: Century Media – 9981600, Blooddawn Productions – BLOOD055.
Album Name Serpent Sermon. Released date 25 May 2012. Labels Century Media.
Serpent Sermon (2012) by Marduk. Labels: Century Media Records. Genres: Black Metal Members: Mortuus, Morgan, Devo, Lars. Music and lyrics by Marduk. Recorded at Endarker Studio, 2012. Layout by Holy Poison Design. the bonus track "Coram Satanae" and 40-page booklet). Vinyl: - Gatefold 180g.
Performer: Marduk Album: Serpent Sermon Label: Century Media Records, Blooddawn Productions. Tracklist: - 01. Serpent Sermon 02. Messianic Pestilence 03. Souls for Belial 04.
If there is one immediate difference I have seen in Serpent Sermon than from the bands other output, it is that this album isn’t as straight forward as one may think. Marduk has created a sound that is much more atmospheric and progressive, mainly relying on Mortuus to draw in the listene. t least that’s what they want you to believe. Messianic Pestilence’ comes forth with a fury that only black metal can provide and grants the wish to those who crave a more traditional sound. I already mentioned that some may be thrown off by the direction Marduk has taken with Serpent Sermon, but this is what makes it exciting, for you are not given just another black metal album. Of course there are going to be the usual mainstays of black metal throughout the album, but the creative liberty the group has taken just works.