|Review: Serene Dark - Enantiodromia|
Year released: 2020
Review online: June 3, 2020
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)
Serene Dark are an Ontario-based Black/Death act that actually released some EPs and full-length albums under the name Endemise before changing their name, so while Enantiodromia is their debut under their new moniker, this is actually an old band with over 15 years of experience under their belt. I can't speak for their Endemise days, but here they display an abrasive sound that's akin to the relentless ferocity of mid-period Behemoth mixed with experimental symphonic elements not too far removed from Septic Flesh back when they were interesting. This makes them sound a little cooler than they really are, as often times their endless blasting and nail-on-chalkboard vocals tend to bury the details of their songs, but when they give them enough room to breathe and let loose some melodic leads, as they do on "Dweller in the Void of the Spirit" and "The Last Disciple of Dionysus" they sound pretty good, if not as revolutionary as they clearly think they are. A solid effort.
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