I’m a sucker for anything the gravel voiced Saints loving riff carebear Kirk Windstein puts out. I don’t think dude has yet to release a bad Crowbar song 11 albums in. This new title track for The Serpent Only Lies is extra juicy, though. The choruses have a surprising almost Alice In Chains quality but the verses are the faster but never too far above mid tempo cuz it’s too damn heavy to get off the ground type of circle pit Crowbar riffs as opposed to super slow sludge with trippy melodic undercurrents.
Sounds like Kirk is still looking within, trying to be a good dude and practice due diligence while never letting the fans of this metal institution down.
The “The Serpent Only Lies” single is available for streaming and as an iTunes Instant Gratification download, meaning fans who preorder the record will receive the song instantly.
Crowbar will release The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. “We are so excited about our 11th studio record! The Serpent Only Lies is a powerful follow up,” adds Windstein. “Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork!”
The Serpent Only Lies will be the follow up to the highly buzzed about Symmetry in Black. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011′s Sever the Wicked Hand.Add Crowbar to My Radar