Secrets Of The Moon are a band from Germany that started out as a more raw and primitive ritualistic occult black metal band but evolved into a more progressive occult black metal band with this release and this is a review of their 2007 album "Antithesis" which was released as a joint effort between Ajna Offensive and Lupus Lounge.
Drums range from slow to mid paced to fast drumming with some occasional blast beats being used at times, while the sound effects bring a very dark occultic avant garde edge to the music with a small amount of synth, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that also utilize some influences from thrash metal and progressive music with some clean and soft playing being used at times as well as some dark sounding melodies while the lead guitars are very chaotic and sounding black/heavy metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams with a brief use of spoken word parts, Gregorian chants and whispered vocals, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Luciferian, Crowley and Metamorphoses themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Secrets Of The Moon are a very good sounding progressive occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Versus" "Confessions" "Seraphim Is Dead" and "Lucifer Speaks". RECOMMENDED BUY.