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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hammerheart
  • ASIN: B000056P5O
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,741,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Overture
2. Solitude/Salvation
3. Dark Angels Ascension
4. Veritas
5. Qliphoth
6. Desolate
7. Flesh
8. Til Death Do Us Unite
9. Shade of My Heart
10. The Grail

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr D. on July 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Cloaked in darkness and mystery but majestic in scope The Secret Kingdom is a very impressive piece of work, with a medieval feel that could almost be soundtrack for a movie such as The Mists of Avalon.
This is my favorite darkwave album and I must confess, it is not as consistent as the previous darkwave (DAMM) albums I reviewed, and unlike the other albums this does have a few weak songs, however, I feel the good songs are so good they more than make up for the weak ones.
So who the heck is Avrigus? Avrigus is another male / female duo (aren't they all), Simon Gruer and Judy Chiara and they are from down under. Sydney to be exact. Simon was originally in the band Cruciform (I never heard of them either) and he either left or teamed up with Judy as a side project, I'm not sure. Judy (she's the girl) does very pretty vocals and doubles up on keyboards/piano and acoustic guitar. Simon does the same plus drums and bass. The Secret Kingdom is their first full length album and it is over 57 minutes long. As you can see the song credits belong to Judy.
As I alluded to and the reason I only gave this album 4 1/2 stars, is the weakness of several songs. Tracks 4, 6 and 9, all the three minute tracks are irrelevant so I just describe them briefly. A brief description of the of all the songs follows:
"Overture" as the name implies it is a big lush introduction that sounds like the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra (I think there's one), after starting out slowly and atmospheric and gradually building up tempo, which actully leads into track 2, Solitude/Salvation. Great song
"Solitude/Salvation" starts out sounding more contemporary for two minutes, then slowly making the switch to big lush sounding ending with keyboards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr D. on April 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Cloaked in darkness and mystery but majestic in scope The Secret Kingdom is a very impressive piece of work, with a medieval feel that could almost be soundtrack for a movie such as The Mists of Avalon.
I know your thinking, Daumco's trying to foist another one of those dreadful, dastardly, double, dreary darkwave (dark, atmospheric, melancholic metal [DAMM]) albums on me again. Well you're right, but too bad, you're here, so you got to read it. I'll make it short, I promise.
This is my favorite darkwave album and I must confess, it is not as consistent as the previous darkwave (DAMM) albums I reviewed, and unlike the other albums this does have a few weak songs, however, I feel the good songs are so good they more than make up for the weak ones.
So who the heck is Avrigus? Avrigus is another male / female duo (aren't they all), Simon Gruer and Judy Chiara and they are from down under. Sydney to be exact. Simon was originally in the band Cruciform (I never heard of them either) and he either left or teamed up with Judy as a side project, I'm not sure. Judy (she's the girl) does very pretty vocals and doubles up on keyboards/piano and acoustic guitar. Simon does the same plus drums and bass. The Secret Kingdom is their first full length album and it is over 57 minutes long. As you can see the song credits belong to Judy.
As I alluded to and the reason I only gave this album 4 stars, is the weakness of several songs. Tracks 4, 6 and 9, all the three minute tracks are irrelevant so I just describe them briefly.
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By Mr D. on April 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Cloaked in darkness and mystery but majestic in scope The Secret Kingdom is a very impressive piece of work, with a medieval feel that could almost be soundtrack for a movie such as The Mists of Avalon.
I know your thinking, Daumco's trying to foist another one of those dreadful, dastardly, double, dreary darkwave (dark, atmospheric, melancholic metal [DAMM]) albums on me again. Well you're right, but too bad, you're here, so you got to read it. I'll make it short, I promise. Besides I've only done four others and three were a trilogy, so that makes two.
Now, if I gave you the impression that any of the other four were my favorite I'm sorry, but you were wrong. This is my favorite and I must confess, it is not as consistent as the previous darkwave (DAMM) albums I reviewed, and unlike the other albums this does have a few weak songs, however, I feel the good songs are so good they more than make up for the weak ones.
So who the heck is Avrigus? Avrigus is another male / female duo (aren't they all), Simon Gruer and Judy Chiara and they are from down under. Sydney to be exact. Simon was originally in the band Cruciform (I never heard of them either) and he either left or teamed up with Judy as a side project, I'm not sure. Judy (she's the girl) does very pretty vocals and doubles up on keyboards/piano and acoustic guitar. Simon does the same plus drums and bass. The Secret Kingdom is their first full length album and it is over 57 minutes long. As you can see the song credits belong to Judy.
SONG / TRACK LIST
1. Overture (Chiara) - 4:12
2. Solitude/Salvation (Chiara) - 4:22
3. Dark Angels Ascension (Chiara) - 4:31
4. Veritas (Chiara) - 3:54
5. Qliphoth (Chiara) - 6:24
6. Desolate (Chiara) - 3:36
7. Flesh (Chiara) - 5:48
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