Burgerkill ; 20 Years of Blessing Life and Un-Blank Proudness

Burgerkill - BK.Doc

Burgerkill 2015 – BK.Doc

Bulan Mei 2015 yang lalu, band metal terbesar di Indonesia, Burgerkill, tepat mencapai usianya yang ke-20 tahun. Itu tentu bukan usia yang singkat bagi sebuah band yang lahir dari sudut distrik perkampungan yang padat dan kawasan industri yang sibuk di bagian timur kota Bandung, serta ngotot memainkan musik yang sangat mereka sukai – dari hardcore sampai metal, dan kombinasi segala musik keras di antaranya.

Seperti yang sering dibilang orang-orang, perjalanan karir Burgerkill memang telah memeras darah, keringat dan air mata hingga tetes terakhir. Tonton video dokumenter mereka, We Will Bleed, untuk kisah detilnya. Itu semua terjadi kalau pun bukan akibat takdir dan kebetulan, pasti karena kerja keras dan mimpi yang selalu mereka perjuangkan sampai hari ini.

Saya mewawancarai gitaris Ebenz untuk menangkap kesan tentang fase awal terbentuknya Burgerkill, momen-momen bersejarah dan pencapaian yang telah diraih, serta bagaimana karir bermusik yang sudah digeluti selama 20 tahun itu akhirnya mampu merubah hidupnya…

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Mixtape ; Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing

Music for spiritual healing. Let us pray. But sorry, it’s not very recommended for Yoga. Namaste, anyway.

This mixtape contains tracks by OM, Earth, Eyehategod, and many more.

Listen to the mixtape via my 8tracks here.

* “Spiritual Healing” is taken from the third studio album title by American heavy metal band, Death. The album also entitled “Spiritual Healing” (Combat Records, 1990).

Mixtape ; Possibility Days

possibility days

possibility days

A simply soundtrack to an early morning, with or without sleep. Better to listen from 3.21 am to 06.13 am. Coffee is a must!…

This mixtape contains tracks by Beck, Sufjan Stevens, Sun Kil Moon, and more.

Listen to the mixtape via my 8tracks here.

*The title “Possibility Days” is taken from Counting Crows’ song which appeared on the album “Somewhere Under Wonderland” (2014).

Opa Nick dan Pianonya

Nick Mamahit - Music From The Jakarta Mandarin

Nick Mamahit – Music From The Jakarta Mandarin

Dari kegiatan ‘ngabuburit’ ke pasar loak kemarin, akhirnya saya membawa pulang kaset ini, Nick Mamahit – Music From The Jakarta Mandarin. Yah, daripada tidak bawa apa-apa. Stok lapak sepi dan gitu-gitu aja, euy.

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Another (Greatest) Day Like Today

Kaset The Morning After - Another Day Like Today

Kaset The Morning After – Another Day Like Today

Baru sekarang saya percaya kalau album ini memang (pernah) ada versi kasetnya. Sebelumnya saya tidak pernah lihat atau memegang kaset ini – meski sudah punya versi CD-nya sejak tahun 2009.

Jadi, bagi saya – yang notabene ‘orang dalam’ di The Morning After sejak tahun 2012 – keberadaan kaset ini seperti mitos; banyak kawan yang tidak (pernah) tahu, personilnya ngotot bilang ada tapi mereka tidak pernah bisa membuktikannya. Aneh. Misterius.

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TMR Review ; Eyes of War – The Lawnmower Dance Mayhem

eyes of war - the lawnmower dance mayhem

eyes of war – the lawnmower dance mayhem

EYES OF WAR – THE LAWNMOWER DANCE MAYHEM

Record Label ; Grimloc Records / Dead Man Records
Rating ; 4 / 5

I thought the traditional hardcore was extinct in this country (Indonesia), coz most bands here sound more ‘metallic’ today. Oops, but I was wrong. The Lawnmower Dance Mayhem poured some water in my face and woke me up.

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TMR Review ; Inheritors – Inheritors EP

Inheritors EP

Inheritors EP

INHERITORS – INHERITORS EP

Record Label ; self released
Rating ; 3.5 / 5

Inheritors is like a bunch of young people who were born too late and fell desperately in love with 80’s thrash metal. They have to be in 1986 – era when The Big Four and Bay Area music scene reached its peak. At a first glance, they might be stuck there too indiscriminately. Inheritors is the new band in Malang’s metal circuit which recently released an EP containing five songs. Their compositions are pretty awesome and full of energy. Although, admittedly, there are still many pieces of classic riffs and beats tucked in here and there, taken from Slayer, Exodus, Metallica and Megadeth. Yeah, it’s still hard to find the ‘originalities’ of an upcoming thrash metal band that already has decided to be ‘old-school’. It seems like this band must explore and try more harder.

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