Coming out in 1997 after a number of demos, a debut full-length, and two EPs, Secret Sudaria is Mortuary Drape in its purest form: bass driven black metal with distorted heavy metal riffs and solos, d-beats, and strong harsh vocals with just one thing in mind – keeping it occult and primordial. The photograph they used for the album cover artwork, while keeping the eerie feeling, is much tamer this time compared to All the Witches Dance’s infamous album cover that spawned countless rumours. The cover of Secret Sudaria with its setting of the pile of skulls, the inverted cross, and more importantly that heavy shade of yellow became an iconic artwork over time for those into occult black metal. Mortuary Drape are one of the earliest bands playing the traditional metal infused, bass heavy, and occult style black metal. They are the band who opened the gates for future bands like Cultes des Ghoules and Negative Plane who took the sound that came from Mercyful Fate through the filter of Mortuary Drape and distorted it even further with excellent results. While the new generation of bands that are heavily influenced by Drape create new material, the pioneers are not planning to quit, either.