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Soul Secret


Progressive Metal

3.62 | 14 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars really

Soul Secret from Italy is to me a very strong prog metal band with a decade career so far and three albums released so far, but with all that they are quite unkown in prog metal circles and is a damn shame because they offer a very solid, well written type of prog metal. The third album is from this year 2015 named simply 4 (strange name to me) and far less pretentious as on previous two releases. Another album another vocalist, this time we have the unkown, at least for me - Lino Di Pietrantonio. Did he integrated well in Soul Secret sound, yes, of course, his type of voice is fiting like glove on hand here, he has a clear tone and his job is well done . So, another worthy one of this italian band, for sure among my fav prog metal bands from recent years. What we have here, is good well performed type of prog metal, lacking in originality but the musicianship is more thn ok most of the time,. If the overall sound is keeping the same formula as on previous two albums, elaborated arrangements, twisted passages, lots of changes in tempo, the perfect example is the opening - On The Ledge - for sure one of the most intresting pieces the band ever composed, and probably on my top 3 pieces from this yea, absolutly great from guitars of Antonio Vittozzi to the spectacular keyboards parts of Luca Di Gennaro (no wonder he will apear on new Subsignal album) - this tune simply kick ass, the best of the album, at least for me. On the opposite is the track named K who is by far the worst piece band ever done, I don't like here in this context the growling vocals provided by a guest , simply totaly unintresting tune and forgetable at best. Another hihlights ar the instrumental one Silence and few more. All in all quite good release, maybe not their best from all 3, but close enough. I like a lot this band and I'm with an eye on their career since the beggining. 3.5 stars, fans of the genre take a listen worth it.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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