Secrets Of The Moon - Carved In Stigmata Wounds

8.6 | 23 votes |
Release date: 22 February 2004
Style: Black metal


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Disc I
01. Crown
02. Cosmogenesis
03. Miasma
04. Psychoccult Hymn

05. To The Ultimate Embers And Ash
06. Kaosthrone
07. Evolution Valour Admission

08. Epoch
09. Carved In Stigmata Wounds
10. Dust

Disc II [bonus CD: "The Ambience of a Dead Star"]
01. The Lonesome
02. The Devils Temptest
03. The Rite Of Mercury
04. The Protagonist [Dead Can Dance cover]

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Carved in Stigmata Wounds is divided into three sections: Prophecy, Destiny and Extinction. Each song seems to come to life and from the calmness, everything swirls into utter chaos.

The first song is streaming and the voice you hear is the unforgettable voice of Aleister Crowley. The music matches perfectly in tune with his humming and carries it in on from there. Crown is definitely an untouchable intro song. This same sound is carried into "Cosmogenesis" leading to what I can only describe as its "musical rebirth". The title song itself is the very precise demonstration of what Secrets of the Moon have to offer. This twelve and a half minute epic has everything that encompasses the band. The guitar, bass and drum work are always lined up flawlessly. The song seems to be calming down and then suddenly picks up again into the albums final climax. The album ends in the same manner it began, but the departure is executed more eloquently. The piano in the last song, "Dust", is played by Cornelius Waldner of Sagittarius. It is as breathtaking as anything you can imagine. It carries the sound softly on black wings into the distance and brings the album to its final closure. Every piece of the song feels as if it pierces your soul. In fact every song is of notable mention for this release! After MANY listens, I can't break every song down for the listener. That's up to the individual whether he or she finds the album worthy of their time.

published 07.09.2008 | Comments (4)

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