The Secret are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that mixes raw and primitive sounding black metal with crust punk and this is a review of their 2012 album "Agnus Dei" which was released by Southern Lord Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine raw and primitive sounding black metal with crust punk along with a great amount of dark and monolith soundscape riffing that bring a doom metal feeling to the music and there are no guitar solos or leads present on t his recording.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some aggressive sounding crustcore growls, shouts and screams, while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound that does not take away from the raw and primitive nature of the music and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great recording from The Secret and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "May God Damn Us All" "Geometric Power" "Heretic Temple" and "Obscure Dogma". RECOMMENDED BUY.