Tuesday 30 August 2016

CD REVIEW: KALUMAN (Bandung DM) - "Kaluman" CD (2014), by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews

KALUMAN (Bandung Death Metal) on Bali tour, September 2015
Kaluman (Bandung Death Metal) - Kaluman CD (2014) (Sevared Records)

Formed by members of Jasad, Bleeding Corpse and Turbidity, Kaluman offers their self-titled debut f***ing album including nine songs (one instrumental) and lasting about 40 f***ing minutes! The band performs a Brutal Death F***ing Metal with a big Death Metal side and we can hear some influences from bands like Dying Fetus or their compatriots Absolute Defiance! Kharis
ma Kamal Nurdin (Vocals), Ferli Suferli (Guitar), Daniel Lesmana (Guitar), Adrian Fauzan Rahman (Bass), Asep Rosidin (Drums) are the legendary quintet of Kaluman and doing a good f***ing job on several aspects of their f***ing brutal musick! The production of Kaluman is f***ing great, the mixing is f***ing excellent perhaps less on the side of drums but still not unbearable, totally f***ing killer sound with a very present bass making it a f***ing heavy recording and sounding like a f***ing ton of dynamite! Musically, Kaluman is still f***ing good with a vocals well done, maybe a bit redundant but still f***ing enjoyable, The bass and guitars riffs are very f***ing good at several parts but can be very f***ing annoying and repetitive in many other places and the drums in general is f***ing great at all levels! In my opinion, the songs would have been much f***ing better by cutting off half the time thus eliminating f***ing repetitive, generic and boring moments, but we can also find a big number of great f***ing parts. The two greatest songs already appeared on their demo 2012: "Altar Prostitusi" and "Membusuk Menjadi Sampah" which are f***ing enjoyable in their entirety! Kaluman is recommended for the real passionate in death metal only because for the others it's not a disk to put as priority due to its big lack of brutality! Not Bad F***ing Release! 5/10. [This review was first published by Andrew Sick of Sick Reviews and is used here with his kind permission. Note that Kaluman released its second album The Anthem of Blasphemy on 5 January 2016 via Sevared Records.]
Left to Right: Popo Demons Damn, Bobby Hydro, Kieran James, Zemo Cabalero (at back in red-and-black jacket), Butche from The Cruel (with black Hirax cap), and Aries Kaluman (vocalist Kaluman).
The first Kaluman album Kaluman was released on 20 March 2014.
The second Kaluman album The Anthem of Blasphemy was released on 5 January 2016 by Sevared Records (USA).

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