Monday, December 3, 2018

REVIEW : Secret Rule ---- The 7 Endless (Pride & Joy Music, RELEASE DATE : 25 January 2019)

SECRET RULE is not a newbie in the melodic hard n' heavy world. With already three ,“Transposed Emotions” (2015), “Machination” (2016) and  “The key to the world” (2017), full-length albums and a strong live experience (they toured with bands such as Delain, Beyond the Black, Xandria, Serenity, Kobra & the Lotus and Blaze Bayley to name a few ) SECRET RULE are now ready to conquer the modern melodic heavy rock scene with their brand new opus with the title "The 7 Endless". 

The band is fronted by the extremely talented Angela Di Vincenzo who's vocals are both powerful and emotional, guitarist Andy Menario, Michele Raspanti on bass and Nicola Corrente on drums. The new album also features some guests such as Andrea Ciccomartino (Graal) on male vocals on “Dream”; Christian Ice (additional keyboards, electronics and loops), Gabrielle Chiararo - Narrator on “The Endless” and “Desire” and Marco Roberto Capelli on Introduction. 

The new album, "The 7 Endless", is a concept one. This time, all aspects were handled of by the band itself. The concept was inspired by "The Endless", characters created by Neil Gaiman for the comic book "The Sandman". 

Secret Rule's music is extremely melodic, catchy, heavy and most of all the band's power point is without any doubt the vocals of Angela Di Vincenzo. Her warm, emotional and at the same time powerful vocal lines surrounds the final result in a such a great way. The guitars are heavy, still melodic, with some great riffs and solos, the rhythm section is tight and in general the album is very interesting from start to finish. 

To be honest, I didn't find any weak song or something bad here; as I said above the whole album flaws quite smoothly. There is a continuous and very interesting commutation between the songs here. Songs like "Birth", "Alone", "Hidden Into...", "Desperation", "Delirium" and "The Awakening" are some of the highlights that included in this solid opus.  

SECRET RULE is a band that with their brand new "The 7 Endless" record shows their abilities to write good music. Whatever you call Secret Rule's music the bottom line is that is good and quality rock music. It is an album that will attract each and every single fan of the female-fronted melodic metal music. 

Rating : 8,3/10 

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