Seedna from Sweden are changing the perception of the black metal genre. They’ve crafted a beautiful full length album that’s intuitively tempered with harsh as well as soothing moments, taking influences from outside the genre but blending it in flawlessly. The ‘hourglass’ on the cover symbolizes the continuation of life after death; the album is strangely nostalgic yet refreshing, as if we’re getting back memories of a past birth. There’s the familiarity of the black metal genre but a tingling sense of freshness to it, which makes you want to experience it to the fullest, live life all over again. The album, with its well-timed alternating interludes, only embraces you completely, as you begin to lose track of time and reality. This one shatters the binding norms and creates music that elevates the soul to new realms. Almost akin to a spiritual journey, ‘Forlorn’ is full of revelations, as you go unprepared but expecting perchance a life-redeeming experience, one that will bring you closer to the attainment of nirvana.
LABEL: Transcending Obscurity