Sermon is an anonymous musical force, dedicated to preaching the concept of spiritual and
theological balance. In a world of divisive opinion and reckless faith, their output aims to
craft a thoughtful intersection for all beliefs. A beacon of iridescent musical light amid the
torpid fog of modern life, Sermon blazed brightly but briefly when they released their debut
album back in 2019. Led by the shadowy figurehead known only as Him, they blurred
boundaries between forward-thinking progressive metal and something deeper, darker and
more emotionally demanding. Aptly titled Birth Of The Marvellous, Sermon’s first foray
garnered widespread acclaim and the effusive support of listeners around the world. But
then, after a single live show at Prog In Park in Poland, there was only silence.
In the years between then and now, the world has become a darker, nastier place.
Summoned from their slumbers for a second time, Him and his collaborators are back with
an album that accurately encapsulates the mood of the moment. An intense, dynamic and
often startlingly heavy trawl down corridors of corruption and stairways of compromise, Of
Golden Verse is an even more devastating artistic statement than its predecessor. As Him
explains, the new material’s spiky spirit was an entirely natural development.