This year, the Egyptian Technical Death Metal band Saqar,released its first single titled “Deed of the Serpent“. The track starts with high tempo beats which is broken intermittently and rhythmically by beating drums with a very fast and loud guitar tunes which is climaxed by harsh vocals for 2 minutes and 6 seconds. The first part of the track carries a very harsh and extreme taste. The riffs and the mess of the drums created an atmosphere of chaos, evil and ego which the music intends. From 2:07, the track becomes more organized; the guitars have a nice monologue until the track turned to madness again.
The rest of the track carried a nice sounds of guitars with powerful strong drums lines. I personally like how the track reflects the story of Satan, Adam, and Eve in a powerful musical way. As the lyrics reflect, Lucifer refused to bow to Adam and he justifies this by pointing out that he is made from fire and thus it is disrespectful to bow to a creature made from mud and clay, this part Saqar explained it as
” I shall not bow to one created from clay” Saqar – Deed of the Serpent”
“Deed of the Serpent” was well received and great reviews from The African and Egyptian Death Metal lovers. Saqar is a new musical wave and brings with it a new dimension in the Egyptian Death Metal Scene as it plays a technical Death with a neoclassical feel which is not common in the local scene.
Final Rating: 3.5/5.
Written by: Rana Atef a.k.a