This marks the second appearance of the Kazakh band SevenSins at our putrid humble site. The first occasion was an enthusiastic review by our long lost friend Gorger of their second album, 2016’s Due Diaboli et Apocalypse. That record revealed a shift in the band’s musical style to a sound that Gorger described as “gentle, melodic, and grandiose symphonic extreme metal, with local seasoning,” integrating metal and symphony in ways that drew “inspiration from classical music, film score, and folk music,” and fluctuated “between waltz and epic drama, with elements of, amongst others, gothic, primitive, and occult undertones”.
With changes in their recording line-up, SevenSins are now returning with a third full-length, to be released on April 19th by Satanath Records (Russia) and Murdher Records (Italy). Its name is Legends Of Kazakhstan, and once again SevenSins have made significant changes in their sound. As one clue, the releasing labels recommend it for fans of Dark Funeral and Watain. As another clue, today we’re introducing a song from the album called “In A Grove of Dancing Birches“, accompanied by a lyric video that creatively displays the words in the band’s native tongue.
The band’s last album presented “a conceptual journey through the dark and obscure side of the Middle Ages in Eastern Europe and Asia”, but this new one, as the title foretells, “focuses on the legends of eastern Kazakhstan which are unknown to many people”.
True to the labels’ descriptive references, this new track discharges fast and poisonous black metal — but that’s not all it does. The music leaps from the speakers with a feverish whirling riff, a blood-pounding rhythm, and a crazed shriek. As the vocals change from rabid screams to imperious roars, the riffing jolts and the drum-work pounds. Those episodes of brute-force hammering become a recurring motif, and in between them the band change the energy and the moods of the music, creating sensations that are mysterious, ecstatic, and cloaked in a feeling of preternatural threat and encroaching horror (accented by cracked and creepy spoken words).
And so, the music proves to be dynamic in its pacing and multi-faceted in its experience. It’s electrifying to hear, but is also atmospheric. It rips, and it also creates feelings of menace and dread.
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Consistência, peso, velocidade e brutalidade são alguns dos quesitos encontrados no projeto SevenSins.
Formado na Ásia Central, praticam um ótimo Black Metal, cheio de consistência e similar ao de grandes nomes conhecidos dos mais variados fãs.
"Legends of Kazakhstan" é o terceiro álbum de estúdio e continua demonstrando a evolução gradativa de seu som, implementando inúmeras referêcias área sua região e forma de contos sobre os mais interessantes assuntos místicos e derivados.
Produção e execução estão um verdadeiro primor, deixando qualquer fã da vertente muito satisfeito, além do que, podendo angariar novos adeptos com tamanha qualidade imposta.
Não deixe de conferir por completo, se estiver familiarizado com a proposta, tenha ciência de que é um grande álbum!
SevenSins are a band from Kazakhstan an on this recording moves away from the symphonic black/death metal style of previous releases and goes into more of a raw and traditional black metal direction and this is a review of their 2020 album "Legends Of Kazakhstan" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Murdher Records.
A very tribal and shamanistic orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Folk instruments can also be heard briefly along with the vocals also sounding very deep and angry at times and the tracks also add in a good amount of 90's influences as well as keeping everything up to date.
Whispered vocals can also be heard briefly along with one of the later tracks also being very long and epic in length and also introduces spoken word parts and acoustic guitars on the recording, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and the album also closes with a cover of Суицид's "Sleep my Justice". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Kazakh and cover the mythology and legends of their home country.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from SevenSins and if you are a fan of raw and aggressive black metal, you should check out this recording.