Top 5 Most Influential Malaysian Metal Album of All Time : LANGSUYR - Occultus Mysticism / Eastern Cruelty. 3 comments

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 TheBulletBelts takes a look at 5 most important and highly influential metal albums from Malaysia. Here is number 3.


Langsuir - Occultus Mysticism


LANGSUIR - Occultus Mysticism/Eastern Cruelty.
The pioneer of Malay influenced metal. What made this blackened death metal (in my honest opinion, come on, you guys even used corpse paints once) band got listed in this top 5 most influential metal records of all time according to TheBulletBelt was their originality. Amalgamating malay folk lores and shamanism in their lyrics, the potential of which was never really explored thoroughly at that point of time or since.

Langsuir - The Eastern Cruelty
When most Malaysian metalheads at that time were too occupied bashing false religion and dragons, these guys came out and talked about Pawangs (Malay withdoctor/shaman), Malay ghosts and local folklores and managed to kick all the goat worshippers in the nuts. Armed with a very distinctive dual lead guitar riffs arrangement intertwining harmonically courtesy of 2 riffmasters, Azmaniac and Bentara, and a very unique vocal delivery by Azlanthor, Occultus Mysticism stood out as one of the best professionally recorded demo at that time and the Eastern Cruelty EP without any shadow of a doubt paved the way for a new genre all together, which came out to be known today as Eastern Metal.
3 Responses to 'Top 5 Most Influential Malaysian Metal Album of All Time : LANGSUYR - Occultus Mysticism / Eastern Cruelty.'
  1. Thanks for the acknowledgment bro. Too bad we were moneyless and didn't see this as a priority. We should have released a few more in this vein since we had a few more songs which are REALLY twisted at that time. Those who have heard our rehearsal of that unrecorded songs WILL agree.

    By the time we released our 'comeback', the spirit is no longer there. What a pity.

  2. Yes Dr Ben. But, you can always re-pursue that kinnuf style with Bentara.. It'll be great.

  3. dr ben a review of lansuir's riusgnal taken from
    http://www.anus.com/metal/about/larm/2200/2251.html

    Without a doubt the most influential band to ever peer out of the dense Asian metal foliage (rather contrived, I know.), Langsuyr along with Eibon, Sil Khannaz and Impiety have been the perpetual pacesetters in a region where metal has been condemned to complete obscurity. South East Asia has never been a region of much interest as far as the general metal populace is concerned, and as such this brilliant outfit have been obscured from public view for far too long. �Tis about time that someone sat up and took notice, dammit, because they surpass 80% of the musical output being exhumed from the �black metal underground� these days. This is a collection of their best material to date, as pressed by uber-poser label Nebiula, and should make a most worthy addition to your collection.

    Musically Langsuyr tread a path that is as ancient as their fabled heritage, a concoction of the oldest Rotting Christ (some of the very best music on the planet), Thou Art Lord, Mortuary Drape, black metal-era Master�s Hammer and smidgens of Treblinka for good measure. One must commend them immediately for opting for such an unfavourable musical direction from the start, instead of churning out the Nordic nonsense that most people showered praise on. Everybody and their pet budgerigar knows that Master�s Hammer and Thou Art Lord have met with some rather snide criticisms in the past.

    Fiercely melodic and yet maintaining an instantly recognisable ancient metal vibe, every song drips of class and a dark, esoteric sophistication. Melodically literate guitar lines alternate with chunky, thrashy ancient riffing, crafting songs that satiate even the most discerning headbanger. The vocals are more akin to old-school death metal grunts than the modern black screech, which suits me perfectly, and complements the music equally well. Insistent, simplistic yet infectious rhythms and rifferama grasp you and threaten to swarm around your subconscious for unhealthy stints of time�ah, what a record this is.

    Lyrically Langsuyr have been accredited with introducing Malay/Riau Bugis ethnic occult themes to extreme metal, and as I can�t make out the Malay lyrics, this only adds to the aura of elegant mystery surrounding this mighty musical entity. A definite landmark and milestone in the annals of Asian metal and testament to Langsuyr�s criminally overlooked heritage, and will see them inducted into the hall of occult metal luminaries like Mortuary Drape and Bewitched (Chi) Take some time out to locate this. You will not be disappointed.

    [a fucking 10!]

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