Secrets of the Moon
Style: Black Metal Rock
Release date: September 18th 2009

Multi-facetted, many-layered, grandiose, ‘Privilegivm’ by German black metal outfit Secrets of the Moon draws upon multiple sources of inspiration and offers something new to discover every time you spin the disc.


Mood and atmosphere is present in abundance, aided by spoken pieces, Thelemnar’s expressive drumming and the occasional use of clean guitars.


Not an awful lot to say about this album, really, other than it’s a brilliant piece of metal art!


Recommended for fans of Celtic Frost, Moonspell, Cathedral and black metal that wants to be a lot more than just black metal.


1. Privilegivm

2. Sulphur

3. Black Halo

4. I Maldoror

5. Harvest

          Part I: I forgive myself

          Part II: The tree of life

          Part III: Exsultet

6. For they know not

7. A Million Suns*

8. Queen among Rats

9. Descent

10. Shepherd

*Bonus Track

Label: Lupus Lounge
Distribution: Prophecy Productions
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: September 27th 2009