Italy's the Secret have washed away any sign of hardcore for their latest track "The Sorrowful Void," a black-metal burner propelled by grinding HM-2 distortion and a heaping spoonful of vitriol. Efficient whether at full assault or half-speed, the Secret's dark atmospherics help guide the song, leaving a brooding and fog-ridden aesthetic from under which vocalist Marco Coslovich unleashes his bellowing cries. Stream the new song below for the first time and preorder the Lux Tenebris EP via the label, European store or Bandcamp.
"'The Sorrowful Void' is a song that develops from the obsession for a riff and its repetition," says guitarist Michael Bertoldini. "It's the very first riff that has been written for this new EP and that single riff constitutes the majority of the song. This type of density and repetition makes the riff turn almost into a texture that my mind visualizes as a sort of vortex or a magmatic eruption. It's a riff that is meant to get lost into. The writing process for this song influenced the overall sound of the rest of the EP."
THE SECRET Tour Dates:
8/12/2018 Cudi Purci Festival - Budapest, HU w/ High On Fire, Pillorian
8/18/2018 Frantic Festival – Francavilla al Mare, IT w/ Sadistic Intent, Bolzer, Enslaved