"I love the music but, i can't get past the vocals. "So, we set out on a mission to expose as many "non metal" people into the extreme metal sound, without being yelled at. Haha." derek roddy 2005
Drummer Derek Roddy started Serpents Rise, which almost immediately grabbed the attention of drummers around the world, And for years Derek played serpents rise music at hundreds of clinics and drum events for thousands of musicians worldwide. the Serpens rise concept was to always have different musical contributions from as many sources as possible. being patient and waiting for the right line up to present itself has had it's up's and down's throughout the history of Serpents rise. This lead to roddy being the primary songwriter, in which he has never wanted to task. Roddy believed that the key to the serpents rise sound would be by the musical contribution made by the members of the band. " Everyone plays a part to achieve the end goal." It wasn't until roddy had been jamming in several other project that he was able to find the "perfect fit" of musicians to take up the task in serpents rise.
Serpents Rise is often referred to by fans as having an obscure sound for their bizarre guitar parts and incorporation of various percussion instruments and organic soundscapes.