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SOUL SECRET

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SOUL SECRET is a progressive metal band from Napoli, Italy. The band formed in the summer of 2004 when Antonio Vittozzi (guitar) and Lucio Grilli (bass) decided to create a metal band and play Dream Theater masterpieces. They then recruited Antonio Barbati (vocals), Atonio Morcerino (drums) and Giovanni Di Giorgio (keyboards).

When the band had all the members in place the will to do Dream Theater covers quickly was supplanted with the desire to write their own compositions. The band recorded a demo "Never Care About Tomorrow" in July 2005, which contained two songs with a new vocalist Agostino Sorrentino. Due to work constraints Agostino Sorrentino left the band and they soon parted ways with keyboardist Giovanni Di Giorgio. They were replaced with Luca Di Gennaro (keyboards, synthesizers) and Michele Serpico (vocals) in March of 2006. With this line-up the band wrote 6 songs that comprised of their debut album "Flowing Portraits." When they went to the Orange Bug studios in Naples in 2007 to record "Flowing Portraits", Michele Serpico was unable to perform due to health constraints. So they brought in Mark Basile (MIND KEY, B.R.A.K.E., DGM) to record the vocals.

In the spring of 2008, they've hired a new vocalist Francesco Sorriento and their debut album was released on Prog Rock Records.

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SOUL SECRET play traditional progressive metal with stylistic elements of their influences: DREAM THEATER, PAIN OF SALVATION, PINK FLOYD, VANDEN PLAS, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, SYMPHONY X, SPOCK'S BEARD, TOOL but also METALLICA, MEGADETH, MR. BIG mixing hard rock and thrash elements. They were approved by the Prog Metal Team and are highly recommended.

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3.98 | 16 ratings
Flowing Portraits
2008
3.87 | 12 ratings
Closer To Daylight
2011

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 Flowing Portraits by SOUL SECRET album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.98 | 16 ratings

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Soul Secret Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Soul Secret is a italian progressive metal band formed around 2004 who established quickly from a DT tribute band to a solid and respected band in this field. They released so far two albums, prepare for a new one to come this year. The debut saw the light in 2008 named Flowing portraits. Well, this what I like about prog metal, quirly parts, duels guitars/keybords, inventive drum chops and one hell of a great vocalist Mark Basile from DGM and Mind Key done a fantastic job here. This is on par with their second offer, and I mean solid as hell prog metal. Something that worth mentioning is that the album was mastered by the master Karl Groom the head and the guitarist of famous Threshold. As I said this is the type of prog metal I like, clean production, complex arrangements, all is here for a real treat for listners. A piece like Inner War can only bring joy while listen, this is prog metal as must sound this type of music, complicated and catchy in same time. All pieces are awesome and show big potential right from the start. Soul Secret is one of my fav prog metal bands and they never disippointing me , I'm looking forward for their new album to come. For Flowing portraits easy 4 stars, great prog metal that must be more recognized world wide.

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 Closer To Daylight by SOUL SECRET album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.87 | 12 ratings

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Soul Secret Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Soul Secret from Italy to me is a very strong prog metal band with almost a decade career so far and two albums released, 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. They released first album in 2008 and the second in october 2011 named Closer to daylight. This is a fantastic prog metal album that every serious fan must discover, really. I was impressed by this offer because the musicianship from here is top notch and the instrumental arrangements are killer, never to atached by the new voice of Fabio Manda, I mean he is ok, but nothing really special. Long album with elaborated passages, lots of tempo changes, duels between guitar and keyboards, lenghty pieces, one clocking over 9 min, 2 around 8 min and a closer of almost 17 min reveals a high class prog metal and how talented and great this band is. Highlights to me The Shelter and Pillar of sand, he we have some very strong instrumental parts, complicated twists, speacially I like a lot the keybords from this album, very colorfull passages and very well performed, very nice. The guitar is also strong and has some spectacular moments like on the closer Aftermath for ewxample. Some invited guests here , like Marco Sfogli on guitar (the guitar player of James La Brie on solo albums and aswell has two albums under his name released so far ) appears on River's Edge , this pieces has on solo section a very fusion feel because of Sfogli type of aproach , nice parts and the former voice of Sieges Even and the voice of Subsignal - Arno Menses appear on last track Aftermath. All in all a fairly strong prog metal album that offers a lot for fans of this type of music, elaborated complex instrumental parts that show how big potential this band has. 4 stars easy, Soul Secret needs a far more exposer then has today, they really know to play and creat something strong in this field to much time over populated by copy/paste bands. Similar in musical aproach with Mind Key, Empty Tremor or Twinspirits all prog metal bands from Italy.

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3.98 | 16 ratings

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Soul Secret Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SOUL SECRET are a young Prog-Metal band from Italy and "Flowing Portraits" is their very impressive debut. When they went into the recording studio to record this album their singer was unable to perform for health reasons but they were very fortunate to get former MIND KEY singer Mark Basile to bail them out. Man this guy can flat out sing, in fact i'm so impressed that i'm on the hunt for some MIND KEY.This album was mastered by THRESHOLD guitarist Karl Groom. Tons of tempo and mood shifts on this one with plenty of fire power to go along with the amazing vocals makes this a must have for Metal fans out there. By the way the keyboardist would make Derek Sherinian proud i'm sure.

"Dance Of The Waves" opens with some cool samples and lots of spacey atmosphere. It kicks in around a minute and it does really kick in. Haha. Vocals follow as guitars grind away relentlesly.The calm with piano after 4 minutes is blown away quickly. Check out the vocals followed by a ripping guitar solo. Killer sound 7 minutes in. "First Creature" has a powerful intro with piano. Vocals come in quickly as it settles. Crunchy guitars and a heavy sound follows as contrasts continue. Plenty of guitar fire 3 minutes in. "Inner War" opens with piano as vocals join in. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. Nice. A heavy, melodic soundscape is the result. Great section 2 1/2 minutes in with lots of crunch and incredible vocals. It settles with piano before 4 1/2 minutes but not for long. Hell yaaa ! Blistering guitar before 6 minutes. Check out the vocals a minute later.

"Learning To Lose" is a brighter more accessible tune. A fuller sound before 1 1/2 minutes. Scorching guitar 4 1/2 minutes in. Crazy synths late. "Regrets" is a cool song with acoustic guitar, synths and reserved vocals. It does get fuller but then settles back. I like the guitar on this one. "Tears Of Kalliroe" is the almost 17 minute closer. A dramatic and powerful start with some orchestration for over 3 minutes. Drums and synths take over. Here we go before 4 1/2 minutes ! They start to rampage ! Vocals after 5 minutes. Unbelieveable ! Check out the stampede 11 minutes in. All hell breaks loose after 13 minutes as he spits out the lyrics. We then get an emotional ending to this furious ride.

Highly recommended and a solid 4 stars.

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