Just in case we ran short of quality guest contributions to use while I was away, I wrote a few brief pieces before leaving. They’re called “teasers” because they’re just brief tastes of new albums that I’d like to review for NCS when I get back — because they’re really good. Of course, I have the attention span of a gnat, so there’s a chance I’ll never do that, and these teasers will be all I accomplish.
This is the first one. As I write this, I’m in a hurry to get my ass out of Dodge, so this will be short and sweet.
The Band: The Secret
The Band’s Location: Trieste, Italy
The Album: Solve et Coagula
Label: Southern Lord Recordings
The Band’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/thesecret
Brief notes: This music will grind(core) your brain down to a nub and then drag it through a pool of tar. Haven’t heard vocals this hair-raising since the late Makh Daniels (Early Graves). The soundtrack to total loss of control. Here’s a track:
P.S. In my half-assed attempt to keep up with what’s happening in the world of metal while on vacation, I saw a feature on MetalSucks about The Secret, which includes another track — and it turns out MetalSucks had done another feature about the band that I missed. Check it out here if you like this music.