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|3.0 good||Jeremy Bentham | January 16th 12|
Although their brand of Post-Hardcore is nothing new, Secrets' debut album The Ascent sees a young band with much potential establish themselves quite well. Some great hooks are spread throughout the record.
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|2.5 average||iGuter | January 16th 12|
What we have here is a generic, but fun sounding album that outdoes most of bands in this genre even though it wanders without a reason. The vocals aren't all impressive and seem half ass. Still, this band might have potential beating the odds of their competition. You're way better off with this album over ATTACK ATTACK! rJust listen to "Melodies" and try not to hum it out loud.
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|2.0 poor||Soundoffs are my business... and business is good! | March 23rd 15|
Post-hardcore outfit Secrets are resorting to the old tricks that their contemporaries are fond of exploiting on their debut full-length album The Ascent. This is a little unfortunate because the vocals shared between Xander Bourgeois (the screamer) and Richard Rogers (cleans) are actually not so bad; in quality, they're above the predominately weak, uncreative musicianship and pathetic excuse for lyrical content. At the time it was first released, one can be forgiven for assuming Secrets urinated in the same toilet bowl like most of the other Rise groups were. Recommended songs: "Genesis," "Melodies," and "Blindside".
|2.5 average||Kronzo | July 28th 13|
A pretty generic metalcore/post-hardcore rise album with some notable clean singing and catchy hooks, along with some pretty boring chug-a-lug exercises. The Ascent has its occasional bright moments, but fails to at all deviate from the typical genre characteristics all these bands seem to share.
|1.5 very poor||pepster50 | December 18th 12|
ughh. I hear that clean singers voice and some of these catchy hooks, and then i hear the endless parade of generic chug a long breakdowns and I want to die! It's a waste. So many bands keep throwing this recycled material at us. At least make the breakdowns interesting like wow. A couple tolerable songs(the ones with the least chug chug).Bad album.
|0.0 ||Just Wonderin' | June 2nd 12|
Rise disappoints once again. Oh well, it was bound to happen. Better luck next time.
|3.5 great||Caraballo | April 23rd 12|
While not being ground-breaking, Secrets manages to pull off a pretty satisfying album. "The Best You Can't Be" is definatley a highlight, were the clean vocals shine supreme. Overall it's not a bad debut, and the band's clean vocalist is superb for the genre.
|3.0 good||tresm87 | April 18th 12|
couldnt get through 3 songs even though it has certain parts that are decent
|3.0 good||patman1001 | February 3rd 12|
yeah this album is catchy as fuck, i find myself singing along to every chorus.
|2.5 average||KosherSoldier | January 17th 12|
This being their debut album, I wasn't expecting to be completely blown away by it. And I was
not at all. The record would have been stronger for me if they kept off the three songs released in
early 2011 (The Oath, Somewhere in Hiding, 40 Below) and replaced them with newer tracks.
While they are some of the better tracks on the album, they've been out in the wild for almost a
year now and the album versions hardly differed from that of the demos.
That being said, The Ascent is still a fun listen and should be enjoyed by all fans of this genre.
|3.0 good||Grizmont | January 16th 12|
I'm going with the other comment here, pretty generic but we gotta accept that this is better than a few band out there. Pretty listenable album.
|2.5 average||Rahul R. Menon | January 16th 12|
strictly average. over do the chugging, songs get repetitive and boring. well, the clean vocalist has a pretty decent voice and he knows it - some hooks are very effective. download this album if you have nothing else to listen to
|3.0 good||John Clifford | January 16th 12|
a little bit generic (so much chugging), but the clean vocalist's ability to craft some great hooks makes this an album worth giving a spin
|1.5 very poor||ctellee | November 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||A257U2 | April 24th 14|
|3.5 great||WesCH1 | February 27th 14|
|2.5 average||Conexus | February 17th 14|
|3.0 good||elry2k | November 11th 13|
|2.0 poor||zmol | July 15th 13|
|3.0 good||Morf | June 18th 13|
|3.0 good|| ^_^ | March 20th 13|
|3.5 great||GSMC96 | March 2nd 13|
|3.0 good||Zikana | November 16th 12|
|2.5 average||Seraph | November 15th 12|
|4.5 superb||kizmang | October 18th 12|
|2.5 average||SimGod | June 25th 12|
|1.5 very poor||KSK1 | June 17th 12|
|3.5 great||Mosh | March 31st 12|
|2.5 average||TBliss2 | February 27th 12|
|3.5 great||BG | January 31st 12|
|1.5 very poor||mttgry | January 25th 12|
|2.5 average||lucho | January 16th 12|
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