Russian Metal band SECOND TO SUN have released the official video for “Vasilisa,” a track from The Black album. Check it out at youtu.be/iNXddJ0iTVE
The Black was released in May of last year. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on SECOND TO SUN’s Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. The Black is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
The Black is a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.
A drum playthrough video for The Black album track “Chokk Kapper,” featuring Theodor Borovsky, can be viewed at this location.
“Second to Sun have come up with something that’s truly captivating.”
– Dead Rhetoric
“‘The Black’ is a very complex album combining many different elements into one highly atmospheric, emotional and coherent sonic form which shines right because of its refined versatility.”
– Guitar Sphere
“…modern, crushing take on blackened death with the dark, somber and melodic influences and is well worth the listen as it’s a captivating and thoroughly interesting record with something for pretty much every heavy persuasion.”
– Overdrive Music Magazine
“This is quite impressive. A stunning piece of work filled with lush soundscapes and bleak moods, but also darkness.”
“Melodic, symphonic, blackened, groove deathcore? Imagine what a mix of Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, At the Gates, Anaal Nathrakh, In Flames, and Dark Tranquillity might sound like – Second to Sun are all of this and more.”
– Wonderbox Metal
“The Black is insanely good; it is original, it has song structures that most bands would be jealous of and it contains no fillers whatsoever.”
– Rocking Charts
“The disc offers an interesting mix of various metal genres, which are initially difficult to imagine in their constellation and yet form a sonorous symbiosis in the end.”
“Mixing in a heavy dose of groove metal set against a grim dissonant backing, Second to Sun have created a distinctive sound on ‘The Black’ that sets them apart from black metal purists while still retaining an oppressively darkened atmosphere.”
– Metal Horizons
“Another mighty band from the awesome Russian underground scene. 10 songs of melodic post black metal with some groove metal influences. Really dark and dismal.”
– Kraykulla Webzine
“The main difference between The Black and its predecessor Blackbound is that Blackbound draws pictures, but The Black immerses you in them.”
– Antichrist Magazine
Subsequent to the release of The Black, SECOND TO SUN released The Walk, which can be purchased and streamed in its entirety at secondtosun.bandcamp.com/