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Serberus
Our Dying Grace
October 2001
Released: 2001, Independent
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Michael De Los Muertos

In March of this year I reviewed the previous disc by Colorado’s up-and-coming Serberus, called IN ETERNITY. It was a pretty good effort, and I predicted this band would improve with future releases. Let me just take this opportunity to be immodest and say that it feels very good to be proven right. The mini-album OUR DYING GRACE is a marked improvement for this band, which now rightfully deserves to be called excellent, and certainly worthy of a contract with a metal label that will put some elbow grease behind them.



OUR DYING GRACE arrived in my mailbox completely unsolicited and without any correspondence at all. Perhaps the boys are saving on postal and printing costs, or perhaps they feel they need no introduction! That may be presumptuous at this point, but OUR DYING GRACE certainly does speak for itself. This is death metal but with a lot of black and even some thrash elements. The one thing I liked about Serberus before, the fact that their songs, although punishing and fairly brutal, are also melodic, remains true on this new effort. Try out track three, “Dark Dream.” Raging blast beats and guitars tighter and thicker than Grandma’s girdle dissect several melody lines nicely complemented with the black-style vocals of Dave Otero, which are greatly improved over IN ETERNITY. It’s probably the best track on this mini-album (and not just because it ends with the sound of a medieval battle appropriately suited for a power metal album), but the others are excellent too. Another quibble I had last time – the production – is also noticeably better on the second voyage. In fact, the production here is crystal clear and truly brings out the heaviness of this band. Did these guys make a checklist from my last review or what?



I can find very little to criticize about OUR DYING GRACE. This is still a new band and they have a little growing to do, but I would say the world is their oyster, and if they stick around long enough to develop the mature, polished edge of veteran metal bands we truly love, Serberus may have quite a future. You should get this album. Contact http://www.serberus.com or email info@serberus.com.
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Serberus
Our Dying Grace
November 2001
Released: 2001, Independent
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: El Cid

I just got this recently thanks to the always reliable *chuckle* Mexican mail service, so I’m doing a late review just because the album and the band deserve it.



First off let me tell you that I got an EP called IN ETERNITY from these guys a few months back. Pretty impressive piece of work let me tell you! “Ancient Throne” was a track that really got my attention through its unashamed and yet so melodic brutality. But enough with their past release, now comes another mini album which is, I think Serberus’ way of saying “Hey, we’re here, someone sign us!” OUR DYING GRACE is a brilliant piece of black/death metal that successfully blends both styles, and furthermore, showcases a mix of American and European style death metal that really makes you wonder how high these guys can go with proper promotion.



The CD has 5 tracks and each and every one of them is absolutely magnificent. Two of these songs were released in the IN ETERNITY CD and now reappear here re-mastered to sound like they were meant to sound (IE had a bit of a low production). In addition to the music you’ll also get the entire IN ETERNITY EP in MP3 format and a very interesting multimedia section that includes the band’s biography, discography, lineup, some reviews and lyrics.



If you are fortunate enough to be able to get your hands on Serberus’ material I urge you to support this excellent band from Colorado without thinking twice!
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