About two years later, Sedna from Romagna, one of the leading names in the Italian post black scene, come back with a new full length. Eterno marks a certain deviation from the sounds of the self-titled debut, presenting a greater rarefaction of sound combined with a desire to evolve and change stylistic coordinates that, since their genesis, ours have always maintained in constant evolution. Useless, probably, to reiterate how much an album like this is addressed to an audience willing to deal with a music impregnated with mostly negative moods, which do not derive from a sense of imminent end or from the explicit exhibition of assorted cruelties, but from an introspection that leads to an unequal confrontation with the unfathomable mysteries of creation. Everything is created and everything is destroyed, and perhaps this could be a paraphrase of the best-known motto applicable to the work of Sedna, which manifests itself as a sort of immense alien entity capable of changing appearance first rejecting, then attracting and finally phagocyting its victims; as said, the black metal that, all things considered, constituted the sound base of the debut work is diluted in a more reflective form of post metal that does not even disdain some generous brushstrokes of sludge, with the voice that takes on tones torn capable of keeping the tension high, if there was a need. The two Pillars of Creation, placed at the opening of the work, are in fact the foundations for the masterpiece track Mountains Of Creation, a test of psychic and auditory resistance longer than twenty minutes, capable of giving unique sensations to those who will be able to withstand the impact: in here there is all the essence of Sedna of 2016, that of a band of higher than average level that has nothing to fear in comparison with the most celebrated names across the border. The ambient drone component, which remains latent in the first forty minutes, goes to occupy the entirety of the final title track: even here Sedna give an ample essay of their abilities by putting on the plate a track that elevates even more the listening on a cosmic level, ending up to close in the best way the circle opened with Pillars Of Creation I and making it appear that it should represent the closure of the work a flow capable of continuing, theoretically, to infinity. This oblique way to move within the metal from the darkest and extreme traits is offering in recent times works of absolute level, produced by bands from different parts of the globe: even our country is able to say its own, thanks to a constantly expanding movement that includes Sedna among the most brilliant expressions.
2016 – Drown Within Records