Greg Larsen looks at sequences:
Microsoft introduced the sequence number objects starting with SQL Server 2012. A sequence object generates sequence numbers based on starting and increment values, similar to an identity column, but it has additional features. Over time, you might find that the additional benefits of a sequence number have you wanting to replace an identity column with a sequence number. This article demonstrates two options for replacing an identity column with a sequence number.
When it came out, I thought I was going to use sequences a quite often. In practice, I’ve used it a few times, but
IDENTITY is so much easier to type and I’ve rarely needed sequence generators. That said, the times I have needed them, I definitely appreciate their existence.