Second To Sun are a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays an instrumental mixture of black metal, djent and Finno-Ugric folk music and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Blackbound".
Nature sounds start off the album and when tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs more of a black metal feeling and atmospheric synths are also used at times while clean playing can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Most of the tracks are instrumental and the mid tempo sections are very heavily influenced by djent and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars which also gives the songs more of an ethnic feeling and one track brings in spoken word parts and a later song is very long and epic in length.
Second To Sun creates another recording that remains true to instrumental mixture of black metal and djent of their previous releases and the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Second To Sun and if you are a fan of instrumental metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chokk Kapper" "Ladoga Master" and "Idemevs". 8 out of 10.