Sedna are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of post black metal, doom and sludge and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which was released by Drown Within Records.
A very dark ambient sound starts off the album and a few seconds later the album starts going into more of a melodic doom metal direction before speeding up as well as adding in blast beats which also takes the recording into more of a raw black metal direction along with some grim screams and after awhile the band starts bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
You can hear a great amount of the more modern post black metal style in the bands musical sound at times along with a very heavy sludge metal influence and when clean playing is utilized on the recording it gives the band a more progressive edge and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile the band brings in elements of depressive black metal and on one of the later tracks melodic female vocals are added into the music which also takes the album into more of an experimental direction while the last track shows a return to a more post black metal sound.
Sedna plays a style of black metal that combines the depressive and post styles of the genre while also adding in elements of experimental music as well as a good amount of influences from sludge and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover dark and desolate themes.
In my opinion Sedna are a very great sounding mixture of post black metal, experimental, sludge and doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sons of the Ocean" and Sons of the Ancients". 8 out of 10.