The Secret Disintoxication

When it comes to Italy, the first things that should come to mind are food, fashion and fast cars, not brutally chaotic metal that stirs your insides worse than hitting turbulence at 30,000 feet. The Secret’s sophomore album, Disintoxication, brings to air the idea of cleansing yourself of bad things like alcohol, drugs, depression and anything that hinders the mind, body and soul. It’s really hard to think about making positive life choices while listening to this dynamically heavy album however, as you’re being pummelled by Marco Cosovich’s tearing screams of anguish layered over frantic drumming and high-pitched squeals during "Disintoxication.” Drummer Matteo Piatti shines ever so brightly throughout this album but particularly on "Poisoned Blood Is Never Enough,” with manic blast beasts that only serve to interrupt a never-ending kit roll that creates audio motion sickness. Disintoxicaton is a monolith of finger ripping riffs that crawl forth from the fret boards of guitarists Michael Bertoldini and Daniele di Luca, providing Cosovich’s purging vocals with the ideal accompaniment. The Secret’s brand of near-death, anarchic noise metal is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly, as this album will tear you to shreds. (Goodfellow)