When Switchblade Symphony's debut album, Serpentine Gallery, was released in
1995, it caught the Gothic
world completely off guard. Most folks thought the gloom and doom genre had gone
the way of Andrew Eldritch's integrity
(once Sisters of Mercy appeared on MTV, it was over). And then something
happened: Two ladies from San Francisco
recorded an album of dark airs and fairy tales gone gory. Suddenly the dead were
on their feet again.