Italy’s most caustic metal/hardcore outfit The Secret has unleashed an official video for their nihilistic cry against humanity, “Seven Billion Graves.” Directed by Shazzula Nebula, the video was released via Scion AV, and was posted first at Invisible Oranges, who sums it up quite well, stating: “There’s no story, no band members, and indeed, no humans present. Cameras roam the remains of dead civilizations or skitter over broken terrain. All is rendered in greys and blacks. It’s a grim vision, and a fair aesthetic match for The Secret’s stark metalcore. No rounded edges or straight lines here.”
The fourth album from The Secret, the decimating Agnus Dei (Southern Lord) is the most lethal weapon in this unique Italian attack squad’s broadening arsenal, coalescing the most destructive elements of crust, black metal and hardcore with the force of tectonic plates, constructed of monolithic riffs, taking the listener on a hallucinated trip towards a hazy tomorrow. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Converge, Black Breath) at Godcity Studios, Agnus Dei received bewildered praise from media across the planet and has appeared in dozens of journalist and zine year-end lists.
Top photo by BTS Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri from our exclusive set of The Secret photos.