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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Prosthetic
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,994 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Serpents Unleashed
2. Beneath Dead Leaves
3. I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
4. From A Cloudless Sky
5. Burned From Bone
6. Unending, Everliving
7. Blade On The Flesh, Blood On My Hands
8. This Evil Embrace
9. Unwept
10. Born Of The Light That Does Not Shine
11. More Cruel Than Weak.

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Prosthetic Records is proud to unveil the majestic fifth album from Ohio s blackened heavy metallers, SKELETONWITCH. After 4 previously internationally acclaimed and successful albums, the band now celebrate their 10th year anniversary with their most venomous offering yet, Serpents Unleashed. Over the past ten years and five albums, the band have cracked the US Billboard 200 twice, graced the covers of Decibel and Terrorizer Magazine, toured Europe seven times, including prestigious festival appearances at Wacken, Summer Breeze, Graspop, Tuska, Bloodstock just to name a few, whilst also travelling 500,000 miles on the road across the US. And now 2013 brings us to Serpents Unleashed, the group's fifth and latest release. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Isis) in Salem, Mass. the album which features artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the fold for the first time in six years is another blistering helping of two-and-a-half minute blasts of blackened metal amalgamation. This time around, the band also shows off a few new tricks note the Scandinavian doom-vibe in the opening of Unending, Everliving and the devil's swing of This Evil Embrace but does so without compromising the frosty/fiery/abominable metal spirit or blue-collar humility that has endeared them to so many over the past decade. Ultimately, it's both a fitting testament to what they've accomplished to date, and an exciting nod toward what the future has in store. Serpents Unleashed is issued in several formats including CD in jewelcase with fold-out cover art poster, 180g gatefold vinyl, cassette and also a super limited 7inch boxset which features the whole album across 6 x 7 vinyls, plus bonus live track, download card, cover art sticker and exclusive Skeletonwitch 45rpm adaptor, all housed in a foil stamped box. The boxset is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide. Watch out the SKELETONWITCH returning to Europe shortly for a relentless campaign of live assaults. In the meantime, worship the Witch!


Serpents Unleashed is the irrefutable proof that Skeletonwitch is the kind of band that we can trust even with our eyes closed. The only thing is that the bands chose to prove that with their best record to date. Shit, this is good and... It s really fun! 8/10 - Ghost Cult Magazine

On Serpents Unleashed, Skeletonwitch push the entirety of the genre ten leaps forward with a coalescing of sound and inspiration, and with close attention to the details of what creates impact today, tomorrow and for years to come. 9/10 - Terrorizer

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This album reminds me of a cross between Heartwork (Carcass) and The Art of Partying (Municipal Waste), if such a thing is possible! It has amazing riffs, great vocals and fantastic drums. It is thrash, it is metal, it is rock, it is awesome!!! The artwork is fantastic, the production is brilliant, and the songs are all great (no fillers). If you were a fan of heavy music, then just buy it :)
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These guys simply go from strength to strength a superb blend of death metal and delicious melody. Its 36 mins of pure magic. If you liked the other albums this one will blow your mind.
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skeletonwitch amazed me with breathing the fire, that album got me into them but since then their other releases (forever abomination and this new one) have failed to capture what got me hooked, this is a very good album but it just seems to play through without very many stand out tracks or really memorable moments, the only song that comes to mind that caught my attention was "i am death" dont get me wrong if your a fan of the witch buy the album you might like it more than i do but i still prefer breathing the fire.
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By Michael B. on 1 Sep 2014
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love the 'witch \m/
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Halloween All Year Round 29 Nov 2013
By Scott Rosenbluth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I'm finally ready to review the new Skelotonwitch album. I needed this time to adjust. Personally. I've listened to Skeletonwitch and seen them live now over their last three albums and I just wanted to make sure I was absolutely right before I bestowed five stars on this. On paper it's eutopia. A match made in heaven. When Kurt Ballou records this type of band it's always Ace's High. The technicality took me back and so did the melodic element. This album is a grow-er, not a show-er. It takes repeat listens of the entire thing to grasp the complete picture which is way faster on aggregate, more complexly melody laden, and holds all other releases by these guys hostage under it's uniform weight. I'm saying as a whole this encapsulates the Skeletonwitch experience like none other. the thrash, blackness, and death have equal merit and hold their own against each other to make this the most singular vision of the band yet. If you've enjoyed their past, then the future is certainly bright...and the present, grand.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Now looky here! 30 Nov 2013
By Paleface - Published on
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No joke Serpents Unleashed is next-level. Breathing the Fire and Forever Abomination were good, solid albums, but you can look at them as sub-headings of Beyond the Permafrost. Serpents Unleashed is a step up and a game changer and like BtP it's a milestone as well as a new addition.
There's a feeling you get from Skeletonwitch that's eerily familiar to early Iron Maiden in the sense that that they haven't cracked into the big time but that they will if they play their cards right. This band seriously needs management that will take them from their current level of touring circuit to the major league arena level.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A thrashing good time! 7 Jan 2014
By Angel R. Surez - Published on
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To be clear... I was skeptical going in.

Reading the reviews, even the five star reviews, I kept seeing one consistent comment: "This album is the same as 'Forever Abomination.'

That worried me because, honestly, who wants a formulaic band?

However, I can see why none of these commenters were complaining. This album roars from the get-go.

I was hooked within seconds of the first track, Serpents Unleashed.

First, these guys are ace musicians. The guitars chug along smoothly and grab you by your ear holes the whole way. Once they sink in, there's no escape.

Second, the melodies are amazing. How these guys mix so much speed and brutality and keep these harmonies is beyond me. You're getting lightning speed, razor-sharp riffs, and melodies that bury themselves in your head.

Third, you get Chance, the vocalist. I gotta say, I love this guys vocals. They're just so thick - not like the dry rasp of an asthmatic after an uphill race.

For reference, his vocals remind me a lot of Kristoffer Olivius from Naglfar (particularly off of 'Harvest,' as memory serves).

I don't know what else to say. This is my first Skeletonwitch album. I loved it so much, I went back - right after enjoying all 30 minutes of mind blowing awesome - and purchased their last two albums, Forever Abomination and Beyond The Permafrost.

And, to top it off, I'll be going to a concert they're having in my area this month.

Want fast? Want melodic? Want brutal?

Get with the Witch.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Yet another good Skeletonwitch album 31 Oct 2013
By Lawrence M Podoshen - Published on
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Is there a more consistent band in metal than Skeletonwitch? It seems every other October, like clockwork, they put out a great new album full of catchy 2 and 3 minute long blackened thrash songs. The production on this one is really good - you can really hear the bass and the multiple layers of guitars pretty consistently throughout the album. There are a lot of memorable songs on Serpents Unleashed, but for me, "I Am Of Death", "From A Cloudless Sky", "Burned From Bone" and "This Evil Embrace" really stood out from the rest of the pack - although it wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that other fans of this album have an altogether different list of songs they liked the most. I definitely think this is their best album since Beyond The Permafrost.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Kristine Larsen - Published on
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As the other reviews have said this is their best album yet, I can't explain why because it's skeletonwitch and like Motorhead you know what you're getting. The production is great and every instrument has room to breathe, plus a huge drum sound. One song does stick out FROM A CLOUDLESS SKY. it is less chaotic and almost midpaced, awesome tune, my favorite since CRUSHED BEYOND DUST. buy this metalheads HAIL!
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