Diabology are a band from Los Angeles, California that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording goes for more of a blackened thrash metal direction with elements of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Father of Serpents" which will b e released in October by Dissonant Hymns Records.
Snake sounds and clean playing start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the vocals also add in a mixture of clear singing and growls. Elements of thrash metal can also b e heard in the guitar riffing along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to an old school extreme metal style while the slower sections of the songs also show an influence of doom metal. Back up shouts are also added on some of the tracks along with the music also mixing in touches of first wave black metal.
One song also adding in a brief use of classical guitars along when the music finally speeds up on a couple of songs a small amount of blast beats can also be heard along with clean playing also making a brief return as the album progresses as well as one song also being an instrumental, the tracks also mix in a great amount of modern metal touches the update the sound for the current era.. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover mythology, fantasy, social issues and having sex with cockroaches.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Diabology and if you are a fan of black, doom, death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "father of Serpents" "Eat My Heart Out" "March To Sea" and "Lighthouse Hymn". 8 out of 10.