Sojourner - Perennial (2021)


Slowly growing into an International powerhouse of Epic/Atmospheric Black Metal, today we have Sojourner and their majestic EP “Perennial”. Having released one of our favorite Atmospheric BM albums of 2020, the band returns with two new songs featuring their new female vocalist, Lucia Amelia Emmanueli, and guitarist, Tom O'Dell. In these two new songs, the band continues to merge epicly melancholic passages with lively and aggressive traditional Atmospheric BM elements, creating a very regal and unique style that any fan of Gothic/Symphonic-infused Metal might greatly enjoy.

The EP opens with the title track, a very lush and engaging magical piece that creates a very solemn and yet highly emotional atmosphere that is tastefully adorned by Lucia Amelia’s very sweet and nicely fitting vocal style. We get a mixture of old Trail of Tears, Sirenia, and even Dismal Euphony vibes from this tour-de-force song filled with dramatic piano passages and emotive tempo changes.

As the second track feels a bit more restrained, showcasing both clean male and female vocals. The band’s signature emotional atmosphere is again quite powerful and immersive, and just when you think you have the song figured out, a thunderous mixture of harsh screams, dramatic guitar leads and crafty drums shake things up. Overall, “Perennial” is a great treat for the fans of the band as it keeps their momentum going, keeping the band’s name fresh in people’s minds.

Band: Sojourner Album: Perennial

Label: Napalm Records

Release: June 4th, 2021

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Genre: Epic/Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: International

Rating: 92/100

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