Kekal - 8

Published Monday 8th August 2011
Kekal - 8
Kekal - 8

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 109861-18150
LABEL: Whirlwind

Reviewed by Ian Webber

The history of what was originally a three piece dark metal outfit is involved and at present finds Kekal as a band with no official members! In recent years they have been known as producers of experimental, avant garde metal. With this release, their former frontman Jeff Arwadi has worked largely on his own to produce another recording in this mould. The album opens with probably the best cut "Track One", a cacophony of samples, interference and noise that gives way to some heavy riffing and a pleasant progressive feel. However, after this promising start the rest of the album becomes very disjointed and difficult to follow. It seems that in effort to push the boundaries, things have tended to fall apart. Samples, electronic drums and pop riffs all fight against one another with no real form to hold them together. A vuvuzela even makes an appearance.

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