Russia's Second To Sun have returned with a new recording with the music mixing black, groove metal and djent together and this is a review of their self reelased 2018 album "The Black" which is also a re-recorded version of t heir 2016 album "Blackbound" but done with vocals this time around.
Classic movie sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams as well as mixing in elements of djent and groove metal.
Folk music elements can also be heard at times while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as w ell as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and at times the music gets very atmospheric and progressive sounding and as the album progresses nature sounds, acoustic guitars, and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and on of the later tracks is very long and epic in length.
On this recording Second To Sun continue their mixture of black, groove metal, djent and Finno Uragic music while also adding in vocals this time around, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Russian and English and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Second To Sun and if you are a fan of black, groove metal and djent, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ladoga Monster" "Vasilla" and "The Fool". 8out of 10.