Russian Metal band SECOND TO SUN have released the official video for “Vasilisa,” a track from The Black album.
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 watched below:
“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.” – Progstravaganza
“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.” – Metal.de
“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/album/the-walk