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. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In A Grove of Dancing Birches" "Serpent Mountain" and "Kozy-Korpesh/Bayan-sulu". 8 out of 10.