I love when debut albums come from out of nowhere and land with absolutely devastating force, as is the case with Serpent Uncoiling. Although Sinistral King features members from established metal bands, this glorious black metal album does not really sound like those works. Instead, my best description - if still oversimplified - is a hybrid of Nightbringer and Sulphur Aeon, with more cinematic elements. This is great at all tempos, but is especially so when it rips. A fine surprise in 2020!
Favorite track: Fields of Necromance.