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Secret Chord: Marks a new and exciting chapter in the career.

Secret Chord - Aurora

Today some alternative/gothic/symphonic metal from Portugal and the band is Secret Chord and the album is Aurora and the song is Never Again and the label is Sleaszy Rider SRL,

Four years after the release of the debut EP Dimensions Of A Dream, Secret Chordare back with a new full-length which marks a new and exciting chapter in the career of the band from Portugal. Comprising nine original tracks endowed with impressive energy, Aurora is the group’s first album to be released through a record label, in this case the Greek independent label Sleaszy Rider Records.

Heavy riffs, striking melodies and epic environments are some of the main ingredients of Aurora, an album that intends to bring a ray of hope in times of great uncertainty and instability. The combination of aggressiveness and melancholy is one of the strengths of this new work, which reveals a sound never before experienced by the quintet.

The concept of Aurora was built around several themes directly related to the psychological dimension of the human being and the melodic progressions present in each theme also accompany this reflection, as Secret Chord singer Raquel Subtil explains: «The idea explored focuses on three fundamental elements – the human being, our inner light and the darkness that we try at all costs to escape. Aurora represents the strength, perseverance and energy that we all have within us, despite being often faded and lacking in vigor, but which always ends up being reborn with each new day».

The recording sessions of Aurora took place at. A choice that was quite natural for Secret Chord, as the band had previously collaborated with the producer on their debut EP and the 2018’s Wraith Of Oblivion single.

The new Aurora contains special guests in some tracks, like the vocal contribution of Miguel Inglês, front man of Equaleft, in the imposing track Empowerment. Francisco Brito was responsible for recording all the bass lines, even though he’s no longer an official band member. Last but not least, the album also counts with the collaboration of the mixed choir of the Louzan Associação Cultural – A Cor Dos Aplausos in about half of the tracks, something that surely helps to print a more grandiose and elaborate tone that will not leave any listener indifferent to it.

Tracklist:

01 Dawn

02 Everything Repeats

03 Lack Of Contact

04 Trust In Yourself

05 Empowerment

06 Egocentric Lust

07 Never Again

08 Sickness

09 Demon Angels

Line-up:

Raquel Subtil – Vocals

Carlos Pereira – Guitar, vocals

João Conceição – Guitar

Nuno Fidalgo – Bass

Afonso Martins – Drums

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6824 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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