Serpent's Embrace

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Serpent's Embrace
Studio album by Agathodaimon
Released June 2004
Genre Symphonic black metal, gothic metal, dark metal
Length 49:57 (original edition)
57:29 (with bonus tracks)
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner
Agathodaimon chronology
Chapter III
(2003)
Serpent's Embrace
(2004)
Phoenix
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Serpent's Embrace is the fourth studio album by the German symphonic black metal band Agathodaimon. It was released 24 August, 2004 through Nuclear Blast records.[2] In 2009 Metal Mind Productions reissued the album as a remastered digipak edition. The reissue is limited to numerated 2000 copies and was digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc.

The album had a more progressive style compared to previous albums. Allmusic described the album as one that "does not play by pre-established black metal rules" and a "genre-busting" LP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cellos for the Insatiable"   04:05
2. "Serpent's Embrace"   04:15
3. "Rebirth"   05:41
4. "Light Reborn"   05:03
5. "Faded Years"   05:42
6. "Solitude"   05:41
7. "Limbs of a Stare"   05:27
8. "The Darkness Inside"   05:00
9. "Bitter End"   03:37
10. "Feelings"   05:26
11. "Sacred Divinity" (bonus track) 04:34
12. "Noaptea neființei" ("The Night of the Menace") (bonus track) 03:38
Total length:
57:29
  • Also contains a multimedia bonus: the making of "Serpent's Embrace" (for both album and videoclip), photo galleries, screensavers and wallpapers. "Noaptea neființei" is in fact "'Die Nacht des Unwesens" from the band's first album translated to Romanian.

Personnel[edit]

  • Sathonys - guitars, clean vocals
  • Matze - drums
  • Akaias - vocals
  • Felix Ü. Walzer - keyboards
  • Eddie - bass

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ruth Knepel - female vocals
  • Kristian Kohlmannslehner - producer, mixing
  • Katja Piolka - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Serpent's Embrace review". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 July, 2009.