1- The first draft I wrote for this entry was in Malay but I stopped halfway because it was just too awkward, well at least for me. So english it is. I just got done reading some of my friends blogs. One of my personal favorite being Dissecting The Euphony. Why? For the new and upcoming release feature that they put up in their sidebar.
2- Silent Death is finally ready to release their long awaited album, The Silent Kiss of Death. The other night I got an SMS informing me that they have already opened the floor for the fans to prebook the album. Throw in some extra cash, you will get a nice t-shirt along with the CD. I have listened to the excerpts of some of the new songs by the band on youtube but I guess it is still too early to judge.
3- Hidden Silence, one of the best melodic death metal band from our shore, according to DtE, will be releasing a follow up to their infamous debut, Black Hearted Spiritual and I believe this upcoming release will be called Into The Childs Nightmare. I am full of expectations with this band and this new release due to their awesome debut which got positive reviews from all over the place. Certainly the guys in Hidden Silence got ears for wonderful and exciting melody lines. Cant fucking wait!
4- Tandus? The Thrash masters from Johor? A new album? Fuck yeah. I can still remember buying their debut EP, Logam Maut, back in the mid 90's. Hopefully the sound on this one will at least be more polished, mix and master wise, then the one they got in Logam Maut, if you know what I mean. Logam Maut despite of its awesomeness was way too raw to my ears. Maybe it was intentional, I dont know, but man, Tandus thrashed my earholes like nobody's business.
5- Wait a second, Ajizz is back in Langsuyr? Are you serious DtE? Wow man. Fucking awesome. I have always wondered why he left the band in the first place but thats none of my business to begin with. But him being back in the folds of Langsuyr is definitely an exciting feat. Now if somebody out there could just try and convince Dr.Ben to rejoin the band and get the legendary Occultus Mysticism and Eastern Cruelty line up to release one more Eastern Cruelty-esque record, I'll die a happy man. Haha.
6- The new release from Karl Cromok is already in store now. Shred It Back was the title of the release. I have given a go to the single called Petanda which featured Amy from the legendary hard rock band Search handling the vocals, and the verdict was lukewarm at best, but Karl's trademark melodic solo was there thus the sole saving grace for the song. The chorus lines were annoyingly repetitive. Force feeding a melody will only work if you got a good and strong vocal melody. And in Petanda's unfortunate case, the melody was weak besides the delivery felt insincere. Oh well.