Svnth formerly known as Seventh Genocide are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays an atmospheric form of post black metal with some elements of 90's shoegaze and 70's classic rock and this is a review of their 2020 album "Spring In Blue" which will be released in August by Transcending Records.
Melodic riffing starts off the album while clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with most of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and slide guitars can also be heard briefly.
Acoustic guitars are also added on some of the tracks while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Elements of post metal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The songs also mix in some influences of 70's rock and shoegaze to give the music more diversity as well as one of the songs also introducing growling vocals onto the album,.
When synths are utilized they also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling and as the album progresses one track also introduces clean singing onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, existential philosophy and modern technology's consequences on men.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Svnth and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erasing God's Towers" and "Sons of Melancholia". 8 out of 10.