Sep 182015

Zillah-Serpentine Halo


(Austin Weber introduces our premiere of a song from the new album by Scotland’s Zillah.)

We’ve been covering Zillah here at NCS since 2011 when Islander first shared their music with our readers and extolled their hard-to-categorize brand of death metal. Recently we were fortunate to premiere a song by them called “Made Flesh And Bone”, which will appear on their soon-to-be-released new album entitled Serpentine Halo. I was very surprised yet happy to see that as of this writing, “Made Flesh And Bone” has been played 1,986 times! Which to me says at least some of our readers must have enjoyed it. For those who liked that one, you’ll be equally pleased with the Zillah song we are premiering today: “Therefore I Am”.

While “Made Flesh And Bone” took its time building toward a blasting second-half conclusion, “Therefore I Am” is an adrenaline-fueled ride from start to finish. It’s a swirling maelstrom of venomous barks and chaotic, spidery riffing colliding with a deep bass low-end and an accomplished drum performance that drives the song forward into the demented void.


Zillah band photo


Chaotic yet calculating, “Therefore I Am” delivers a sonically gritty, yet intricately composed, death metal feast that will leave you wanting more. And more of it you shall have, soon enough: Serpentine Halo comes out on October 2nd through Sea Of Corruption Records.



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