Album Review: Second To Sun – Legacy (Self Released)

Prolific Russian metal band Second to Sun are set to release their new album Legacy on November 7th 2019! Consistent with previous albums, the group will also release an instrumental version of the album on November 16th.

Band mastermind Vladimir Lentinen had this to say about the forthcoming album:

I’m proud to present you our new album named Legacy, which is even more aggressive and heavier than previous one, but still retains the melodic, hypnotic and cinematic qualities of its predecessor. Legacy is logically divided into three ideological arches: one dedicated to social solitude; an occult part, which is closely intertwined with actual historical events, and a traditional part of our music, which is based on culture of the Finno-Ugric people.

We see it as a trilogy unified by a sole idea, which was earlier dubbed as social-decay black metal. All tracks are undoubtedly our legacy, which is the foundation of our album’s name.
Brilliant artwork for both versions of the release, created by Denis ‘Forkas’ Kostromitin, who also worked with such bands like Behemoth and Children of Bodom.

We live in incredible times, when a band like our can exist without support from the psychopathic musical industry and shortlived trends. Our music simply exists because there are people, who listen to it. Thank you for your attention and support.

Not exactly wowing with the crashing heaviness of Devil at first, Second to Sun takes a few minutes to show just what makes them a band worthy of paying attention to. Unexpectedly, the rough and raw metal flows into this impressively epic sounding melody that lifts the spirits. It’s pretty damn incredible.

It’s to an absolutely intense wall of blackened metal with Confessional of the Black Penitent. A track that drips in darkness as it leans towards the blacker side of metal, especially with the phenomenal spitfire vocals.

Pages for A Manuscript quickly bursts into flame after a mellow intro, something that is repeated several times throughout and extended upon across the 10+ minute run time. It’s a blackened metal epic in every sense of the word, taking the listener on a journey. One that is weighted in savagery and morose spirit. Certainly the most memorable track on the album.

Following that, Monster brings a punchier hit with hard riffing and huge gothic tones. No Need to Be Afraid Now is so fast and intense, it threatens to unseat the mind as the ringing heaviness just eats away. Forget melody, this is a track that doesn’t seem to need it. yet it’s there and it’s absolutely brilliant. Second to Sun devouring minds with their excellent rhythm.

It’s Once Upon A Time in Russia and Radia that wrap up the main portion of the album. The former is a little haunting but as notoriously heavy as everything that has come before. While the latter is an exceptionally strong listen with unfathomable and uplifting melodies.

Second to Sun – Legacy Full Track Listing:

1. Devil
2. Confessional of the Black Penitent
3. Pages for A Manuscript (feat. WV)
4. Monster
5. No Need to Be Afraid Now
6. Once Upon A Time in Russia
7. Raida
8. Me Or Him 2020 (Bonus Track)
9. Virgo Mitt 2020 (Bonus Track)




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Second To Sun - Legacy (Self Released)
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