Seven Sins – Due Diaboli et Apocalypse

Rating: 4.5/5
Distributor/label: Self Released
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Released: 2016
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Band line-up:


Andrey Minov – Bass

Yuri Afanasiev – Drums

Viktor Medvedev – Vocals

Valdimir Mikhailov – Guitars

Victor Strelsov – Keyboards

  1. Tempus Mortuorum
  2. Kabbalah
  3. Alchemist
  4. Peregrinus
  5. Mors Atra
  6. Due Diaboli
  7. Seraphim
  8. Acicienna
  9. Praesuptio Reatum
  10. Infinitus Non
  11. Teofelspakt



Kazakhstan might be a very obscure part of the world to some people, particularly a young westerner like myself who only knows about it through studying political history and the soviet union, but metal once again gives me a little peek into the world of far away and tells me there are people all over the world who share my taste in music and more. In this case an obsession with all things fantasy, role playing games, medieval warfare and Symphonic Black Metal.

Seven Sins, a band who originally made Deathcore some years ago have undergone a revamp and are now playing music I can liken to Dimmu Borgir in the early noughties and obscure fantasy obsessed groups like Order of the Ebon Hand. This album starts off with crows cawing and what sounds like a mage speaking a prophecy from an icy abyss before the proverbial attack commences. And we are on our way into a raging medieval battle where audible swords, daggers, shields and spears are thrown, torn and slashed away in a style similar to French metal group Darkenhold.

I was impressed from the moment I put this on and the band’s love for alchemy, druids, black magic and female vocals that gave it a gothic edge meant that this band represents all the Goths in this forgotten land overshadowed by bigoted Russia. These are the kids crying out to say that there is still hope and there are nerds all over the world who want to be known via the greatest music ever concocted.

This is an album I can say I loved to bits and listened to it multiple times before settling down to write this review. Its guitars are filled to the brim with catchy hooks, the pianos will have you thinking you’re listening to a blackened Orphaned Land and the vocals will change here and there to tell you this is one band that will get your blood pumping if you love a good Magic: The Gathering session.

Black Metal at its most fantastic from such a fantastic part of the world.

Review by Demitri Levantis