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Metal 1on1 is proud to present, a heavenly journey of,

ambient/progressive black metal act, with their third

full-length release  << Devoted, Demons and Mavericks >>

FFO: Cradle Of Filth, Summoning, Agalloch, Dimmu Borgir,

Mayhem, early-Darkthrone, Celtic Frost


Band: Sercati

Home: Belgium (Pepinster, Liège)

Style: Ambient/Progressive Black

Title: Devoted, Demons and Mavericks

Type: Full Length

Release: 21 September 2018

Runtime: 38:32

Label: WormHoleDeath Records

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Catchiness of fast energetic/majestic atmospheric/progressive (deep in darkest) riffing, fill with composition, melodies, memorable dynamic solos. With thick haunting pickings of the bass.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: The vocals are a mixture of screams and snarling with brief moments of whippers

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: The drums utilise, crafty tempo-changes and dynamic epic beats.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: A memorable chronicle of over thirty-eight minutes, of eleven catchy nightmare-ish tracks, a mixture of (somewhat between) Black/Dark/Gothic metal & ambient Esque, with briefs moments of keyboards/piano, flutes, incantation vocals, slow moments; creating a haunting/spine chilling, dark progressive other-worldly music.


The story of the Nightstalker [click here for the review] begins with this band and their first release << Tales of the Fallen (2011) >>

“where an angel decided to descend to Earth to protect humans. He tries to understand why God let humans suffer when he created them. The angel can no longer keep watching this spectacle and comes to Earth in search of a solution. Seeking his place, he becomes a kind of guard that protects the weak against the demons of Lucifer. He becomes the Nightstalker.”



*dark & entertaining* *excellent experience and discovery* *magical*



a dark, compelling trilogy

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: The artwork is eye-catching, showing a night sky city, giving it a dark other-worldly look! Guessing the main character in the picture is our hero and saviour “The Nightstalker.”

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Again, as I said in my Nightstalker review “it’s not just the music or the Serpents vocals that are outstanding, but how Serpent, as these two bands (both we a different sound), but to combine the two into one trilogy.”

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none !!!


Serpent (bass, vocals) [The Nightstalker]

Yannick Martin (drums)

Simon Charlier (guitar)


#01. Countdown to Apocalypse (01:42)

#02. Shockwaves of the Countdown (03:59)

#03. Time of Loss (04:23)

#04. Under the Velvet Mask (04:06)

#05. Dream Devourer (03:06)

#06. An Appointment Between Hell and Heaven (04:00)

#07. Cathartic Bomb (03:49)

#08. Before the Battle (03:10)

#09. Fight to Dust (04:50)

#10. The Purgatory (03:04)

#011. Facing the Unknown (Outro) (02:23)


Tales of the Fallen (2011)

The Rise of the Nightstalker (Tales of the Fallen Part 2) 2014)

In the Shadows of Sidewalks EP (2015)

Devoted, Demons and Mavericks (2018)

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