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Serpent is a Japanese Melodic Death Metal band with a very significant, overall Neo-Classical sound signature. They also got traces of the 80s HR/HM (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal), Japanese Pop from that same era and black metal. This all makes up for the unique sound that the band holds.
They began as a Death Metal band under the name "Awaken" in 1993 but the members decided to re-name the band as "Serpent" after that their drummer (who also formed the band) "Keija" heard an In Flames album in 1994.