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Release date: 21 May 2010
Style: Symphonic metal


7.9 | 53 votes


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01. Renaissance
02. Come To Paradise
03. Nocturnal Flowers
04. Evolution's Whim
05. New Era
06. Lies In Your Eyes
07. Lonely Soul
08. The Seventh Gate
09. Ishtar
10. Under The Shadow (Of A Butterfly)
11. Beyond Infinity
12. The Forest Of Ashes
13. St. Michael's Nightmare

Lyrics (13)

Zuberoa Aznárez - vocals
Gorka Elso - keys, synths and grunts
Adrián M. Vallejo - guitars, screams, bass
Xabier Jareño - drums

Guest musicians
Iván Marauri - vocals
Maite Itoiz - soprano (lead)
Sergio Ramírez - violin
Laura Vallejo - viola
Néstor Salaberría - cello

Mónica Aznárez - soprano
Osane Leitza - soprano
Beatriz Aguirre - alto
Ariel Hernández - tenor
Pablo Azpeitia - bass (vocals)

Additional info
Produced by Iñaki Llarena, Ad Sluijter & Diabulus In Musica.
Recorded by Iñaki Llarena.
Edited and mixed by Ad Sluijter.
Mastered by Sascha Paeth, Simon Oberender & Michael Rodenberg.
Artwork and design by Xabi Angós.

Staff review by
Jason W.

Secrets is like a great hall that instantly gives an inviting and comfortable feeling to those willing to enter, and then proceeds to illuminate an ever-growing number of doors the further one explores. Diabulus In Musica offer a confident and often compelling reason to check behind each and every door, as the band so often delivers exceptional symphonic metal, from soft-spoken and operatic vocals to memorable and inspiring melodies to complicated and aggressive arrangements. Of course, with any search through dozens of unopened doors, there are several that only show what most of us have seen before or not much of anything, but overall, the band has released a debut full of possibilities and virtues.

published 06.12.2010 | Comments (6)

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Lovecraft - 22.11.2010 at 13:22  
  Promising debut. They have a very similar sound to Epica, especially on Lies In Your Eyes.
HateSpark - 09.12.2010 at 16:24  
Rating: 9 Loved it
Brutalhellblazer - 19.12.2010 at 03:46  
Rating: 9 Bloody Great!Such a great debut...
Rhiannon - 05.03.2013 at 10:14  
Rating: 5 I don't really like this album. No memorable songs, all sounds the same. The Wanderer is much much better imo.

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