'Finally, Secrets Of The Moon, one of the best German Black Metal-bands have released their debut-album. "Stronghold Of The Inviolables" shows rather clear how the band has developed since their "Promo-Tape 1998", they have become less melodic but somehow darker, which might as well be a result of the production of this LP. The production is something one has to cope with. I really had my problems with the sound for the first few listens, but this LP really grows the longer one listens to it. Still this band has a rather Nordic approach, but it is even harder to compare them to any band inside the scene nowadays, at least I have problems to compare them with any band known to me, but I guess they will rather take this as the praise it is meant as. I still cannot understand why a lot of less talented bands in Germany are given contracts and this one is still unsigned. Everyone, who likes to explore paths that have not been trampled yet, is asked to give this band a chance. You won't be disappointed.