Alluvion – The Secret’s Out
Release Date: 06/09/2019
Running Time: 34:17
Reviewed by Mark Pritchard
The current situation that we are all going through is a bit weird to say the least. I’ve had my ups and downs, but recently I’ve been listening to “The Secret’s Out” by USA based Post-Metal band Alluvion, which was released in September last year. It’s a brilliant album and it has helped me keep my head up and look at the positives that I have around me. It’s a nice blend of slow and heavy and faster and lighter songs. We might not be all out headbanging at the moment, but the balance of this album is great to get you nodding your head and sitting back and taking it in as well.
These guys who have been going strong for 21 years now after, being formed in 1999. Their experience shows within this album. The band are made up of Brian Carnes on the Bass, Andrew Murray on the Drums and Vocals, Stephen Sullivan on Guitar and Vocals and John Harmon III as Lead Vocals. The combined sound of these five talented musicians is brilliant.
The album takes you through a host of different listening experiences. The first track, ‘Preemptive Ascension’, has a nice slow start and is slow and heavy throughout the song. In contrast to this, track 2, ‘The Purity’ isn’t as heavy and is slightly faster. I actually did a bit of air guitaring during the solo on this track, which was fun! The psychedelic trancelike vocals of John Harmon III give the whole album a unique sound, and the fuzzy down tuned bass lines add to the meatiness of the whole album. Track 5, ‘D.I.Y’ has some pretty mad cross rhythms in it, making it even more psychedelic. I like the variations across the whole album, from changes in pace, to the weird cross beats. It really is a good listen! The final, and title, track of the album, has everything all rolled into one song, picking up pace and intensity halfway through, and it’s a great way to finish off a great album.
The world outside might be a bit crazy but listening to “The Secret’s Out” on repeat for the last couple of months has actually been a great antidote to that for me! I would like to say to the guys of Alluvion, thank you. And to keep up the amazing work they have done with their music.
9.The Secret’s Out
John Harmon III- Lead Vocal
Stephen Sullivan – Guitar/Vocal
Andrew Murray – Drums/Vocal
Brian Carnes – Bass
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