A Secret Revealed - Sacrifices (2019)


Unleashing one of the most disarming releases of 2019, today we have Germany’s A Secret Revealed and their devastating blend of Post-Metal. As the band’s sophomore release, “Sacrifices” is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster with eight complex compositions that will transport you to some very bleak and desolate soundscapes. LifeForce records has great taste in music, and this band is no exception to their expertly curated roster of artists.

The onslaught begins with the tense and mysterious “Grieved”, a track that starts very dreamy in a certain Post-Rock/Shoegazey way and transforms into a crushing piece filled with piercing vocals and monstrous riffs. With a Black Metal-esque edge to it, “The Isolation” reminds us of German bands like Sun Worship and Der Weg einer Freiheit, thanks to its ferocity and tempo. One of our favorite tracks is the very dynamic “Ashes”, which slowly builds up momentum is a very commanding way.

For those more into ‘traditional’ Post-Metal, “Old Ghosts” will deliver the goods for you. Those looking for more BM and faster paced elements will love the ravaging “Empty Throne” and its intense guitar work, or the equally raw “Hollows”. The band’s core sound is quite well defined, but it is the little tricks and cool passages that make their songs quite engaging and diverse as we can hear in “The Downfall”.

As the album comes to a close with the melancholic “In Vain”, we are left blown away by the intensity and determination of the band’s aural onslaughts. Perfectly mixing dreamy passages with highly emotional vocals and monumental riffs, “Sacrifices” is one hell of an album. If you can dig what Amenra and Der Weg einer Freiheit put together would sound like, then A Secret Revealed is a band you want to check out.

Bands: A Secret Revealed Album: Sacrifices

Label: LifeForce Records

Release: January 25th, 2019

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Genre: Post-Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 95/100

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