Italy's The Secret have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of black metal, crust and grindcore and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Lux Tenebris" which will be released on August 31st by Southern Lord Recordings.
An almost silent sound starts off the ep before adding in distorted drones which also takes the music into more of a heavier direction while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Voices can also be heard in the background briefly before evolving into grim black metal screams while t he faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with some elements of crust and grindcore as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style and the closing track is very long and epic in length.
The Secret creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of black metal, crust and grindcore, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the eternal night suspended beyond life and death.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Secret and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Sorrowful Void". 8 out of 10.