About Serpent: There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Biography: Serpent is a Japanese Melodic Death Metal band with huge Neo-Classical influences. They began as a Heavy 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. and thereafter write music in that vein. Their first, debut, full-length album "Cradle of Insanity" was released in 2005. Their latest album xGODx got released on the 20th of February, 2008.