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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.



Screen of review.




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. 




Video review.