Cor Serpenti are a band from France that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Phenomankind" which will be released in October.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of melody as well as some clear singing, whispers and death metal growls being added into some parts of the music.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as some spoken word parts also being used briefly, clean guitars and spoken word parts are also introduced on later tracks and at times the music also has its technical moments.
Cor Serpenti plays a musical style that takes the technical and melodic styles of black and death metal and mixes them together with a touch of power metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, scientific and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Cor Serpenti are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Retrieval" "Sand Storm" "Reversed Evolution" and "Ubik". 8 out of 10.