Secret Rule are a band from Italy that plays a gothic form of metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Transposed Emotions".
A very dark, melodic and symphonic gothic meta sound starts off the album along with some female vocals a few seconds later that also add a more power metal feeling to the recording and you can hear a lot of modern industrial and goth in the bands musical style and when solos and leads are added into the music they have more of an 80's metal sound to them.
On a great amount of the tracks modern metal elements are added in at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the band also adds classical guitars into certain sections of the recording and they also give the songs more of a progressive feeling when they are utilized and that influence is also added in the heavy parts at times.
Spoken word parts can be heard briefly on some of the tracks and as the album progresses a few power ballads are added onto the recording and the music also adds in elements of ebm style industrial with the heavier side of the musical style which also brings in thrash influences on some of the later songs.
Secret Rule plays a style of gothic metal that also brings in elements of industrial, power, progressive, thrash and modern metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Secret Rule are a very great sounding gothic metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Journey" "Lifeless" "Sleep Forever" and "Dawn of Crisis". 8 out of 10.