The Secret – Agnus Dei

There is a certain perverse irony behind the title of The Secret’s fourth album, Agnus Dei. The Italian metallic hardcore outfit’s latest offering bears the title of the peaceful Christian symbol of a holy lamb, yet presents itself as a wolf amongst the flock devouring the innocent beasts. While initially an intriguing and entertaining endeavor, repeated listens quickly reveal that this analogy would be more appropriately adjusted to describe Agnus Dei as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. For while The Secret provide a solid performance of the recent trend of sludgy, grind influenced hardcore, this lycan ferocity is padded down by certain wooly missteps.

Southern Lord’s Summer Tour Now Has Some Dates!

The previously announced Southern Lord summer package tour featuring Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, Enabler, and more now has dates available. If only Summer Slaughter were so quick with their turn around, eh? Here are the dates. Make it out, hardcore fans. 6/19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Poison…