Seraph Sin - God What Have I Done
Released off label 2017
In the vein of bands such as the ever legendary KMFDM and Ministry comes some of the greatest Scottish industrial metal bastards you will ever have the pleasure of listening to. Seraph Sin is a trio consisting of founder, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Lennox; guitarist, keyboardist, and bassist Logan, and guitarist Roddy McCahon. From the combined talent of this trio comes some wickedly anthemic industrial metal/rock riffs and noise that will fill your ears with nothing but fire.
'Up On High' kicks off the album and gets a blurring build up with inflammatory lyrics straight into blasts of guitars and drums and lots and lots of shouting. If the previous song was a premonition for anything it's that Seraph Sin's music is combustible enough to start a riot. 'Set'Em Up' comes in next and has a funky punk influence intertwined with all guitar riffs and walls but it never halts for even a moment.
'Dry Deity' is one of the more normal - so to speak - sounding songs on the album; there are more clean vocals on this song then there are shouts and the music is not constantly loud, obnoxious and in your face. It didn't deteriorate from the experience whatsoever, but going from an all out mood that made me want to punch someone in the face to a calmer demeanor had both my head and my fist a little confused. The final and title track on the album brought in rapid fire lyrics, slamming drums, and guitars that fed you nothing but war and hate. The ending of the song let me off easily, sending out with Morse code and some eerie sci-fi vibes - almost as if a space ship was taking off from the ground that we stand on.
Either way, Seraph Sin might be the next big band out of Scotland to wreck havoc on the world and I'm all for that. Their songs are visceral and have a whole lot of attitude packed into them. Their influences are well known but they're able to toy with tried ideas very well. Give this band a bit more time and they will definitely kick their sound up a notch. If you're also wanting to catch these guys live on the Swine & Punishment Tour co-headlined by PIG and Mortiis. Seraph Sin will be playing as a support band and, hey, that's three fucking awesome bands you can catch. The live dates are right below:
Fri 10/3: NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms 6:30pm 14+ under 16's
Sat 11/3: GLASGOW Ivory Blacks 7pm 18+
Sun 12/3: NEWCASTLE Think Tank 6:30pm 14+ under 16's
Mon 13/3: YORK Fibbers 7pm 18+
Tue 14/3: SHEFFIELD Plug 6:30pm 14+
Wed 15/3: MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge 7pm 18+
Thu 16/3: BRISTOL Fleece 7:30pm All Ages under 16's
Fri 17/3: NORWICH Epic Studios 7pm 14+
Sat 18/3: LONDON Garage 6pm 14+ under 16'sFeb 10 2017
Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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