Though they hail from Colorado, US black/death duo Akhenaten are rooted in the past of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Using a variety of Mesopotamian instruments to fill out their black/death assault, Akhenaten’s third album, Golden Serpent God, is as eclectic as it is brutal.
In addition to the use of traditional instruments in conjunction with the standard metal arsenal of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Golden Serpent Gods contains a number of interludes using Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian instruments and songwriting structures. It’s obvious that the band have pushed their songwriting skills for the album, each song sounding tighter and more cohesively written than 2015’s Incantations Through the Gates of Irkalla.
You can stream Golden Serpent Gods in its entirety. The album’s official release date is tomorrow on Cimmerian Shade.