Pythia - The Serpent’s Curse

With second album The Serpent's Curse, gothic troubadours Pythia have almost perfected the shameless cheesy power metal that both fulfils the dreams of all dorky teenagers dreaming of women in enhancing corsets, and places leading lady Emily Ovenden on a pedestal for young goth girls to idolise and aspire to. And the album really is all about Emily as she launches herself and her theatrically boisterous, sexy voice and, more importantly, a tuneful, performance that is so over the top it strangely works.

The lyrics are suitably ridiculous, with some comical rhyming that you can only get away with in such tongue-in-cheek genres: try "I think we've done our very best" with "To fill this hollow in my chest", and "counterfeit life" opposite "kissing the knife". Unfortunately, the backing music isn't up to much as it rattles through bog standard power metal at breakneck pace, with a few melodious riffs and some punchy palm-muted strumming to add a weighty backdrop that doesn't distract from the main attraction. Pythia have managed to produce a fun, if unchallenging, album in The Serpent's Curse, one that is vaguely alluring - in an odd way.

Overall

6

out of 10

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Category Quick Fix

Latest Articles