Seedna are a band from Sweden that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Forlorn" which will be released in July by Transcending Obscurity.
Acoustic guitars start off the album and after a few seconds the music starts getting more distorted along with spoken word parts also being used briefly and after the intro the music starts going into a heavier direction and the guitars solos and leads the band uses stick to a very melodic style.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and you can also hear elements of post rock in the music and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of whispers and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and gives the songs more of a raw black metal style.
At times the music can be very progressive and when synths are utilized they add more of a dark atmosphere to the music while also being very tragic at times and the black metal elements are closer to the modern style of the genre and a later track brings in a small amount of classical guitars and all of the songs are very diverse and sound different from each other and there is also a brief use of drones and ambient soundscapes and a couple of the songs are all instrumental.
Seedna plays a style that is mostly rooted in atmospheric black metal while also adding in elements of post rock and also being very experimental which also gives the music more of an original style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and spiritual themes.
In my opinion Seedna are a very great sounding atmospheric and experimental black metal band and if you are fan of this musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wander" "Frozen" and "Abyssus". 8 out of 10.