Kia Symphonic Blast: Extreme Blasting Weekend – The Damage Report!
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It was held on Sunday evening and the reason behind the jamm session is to gather all the bands involved to share ideas and knowledge among us, the bands, the crowds and everyone! The combination of all extreme music community from grindcore to death metal at its best! The crowd also can discover a new talent from the scene and uncompromising band from the land of nowhere! Extreme Blasting Weekend surely achieves its objective plus unexpected crowd attended.
Sharing the same stage (there is no stage at all); the same smokey atmosphere and enjoys the music delivered by every band. 90 pax (including band members) turned up to the show which is very-very surprising for us; crowds whom come from different musical genres and backgrounds and origins‚Ä¶Klang Valley (Subang, Port Klang, Shah Alam, Ampang of course, Cheras, Rawang, Putrajaya); Northern region (Ipoh, Perak) and Southern region (Pasir Gudang, Seremban, Nilai, Rembau, Tampin).
We would like to express our gratitude to all of our friends who‚Äôd attended the show and supports all the bands who were playing all night long. Without you we‚Äôre nobody! We were really glad for your undying support; the supports from the crowd, the discipline of the bands involved are really appreciated as well!!! We will be doing it again in the future, so hopefully it will be better than this time! Whoever wrote your details in our mailing list, be sure to check your inbox soon and wait for a good news from us about what is happening soon!!! Till then, take care and cheers!
Opening band from KL (well actually this band consist of original line up from southern region but now stays in Klang Valley), we present TOOLS OF THE TRADE. They delivered so called progressive grindcore music. Having only one original lineup, their music has changed drastically since then. Not a typical grindcore anymore!!! Since the new line up were recruited, they have did an improvement heavily. Duo vocals approach makes this band differs from the others (the band that played on this show). Their riffings is non-typical style of grind and odd timing / off beat approach. Musically, they combine the grind+metal+jazz+blues elements‚Ä¶ For fans of Nasum + Cephalic Carnage + Faraquet + Pig Destroyer + Aborted. 8 songs delivered by them and crowd seems to enjoy their music meticulously!
The second performer after The Tools, was the youngest band on the show, called themselves ALCHEMY OF SICKNESS. Coming all away from Pasir Gudang (where this band was born; as well as grindcore pioneer DAMOKIS); another band which you need to keep an eye on!!! They delivered pure grindcore yet aggressive riffing with blast!!! Even at this age (early 20‚Äôs), they can perform on stage and deliver their songs very well with fury; including their interactions with the crowds as well. Keep on grinding!!!
Next band; SYMBIOTIC IN THEORY ‚Äì their names taken from one of the Necrophagist‚Äôs song name. Guess what, this is what we called technical death metal! Another promising band from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. With opening number from DEATH, followed by three of their own tunes taken from their debut mcd and another cover song from Necrophagist. They played very well and you can see all band members have good a chemistry on their musical experience. SIT is a new hope for death metal scene in Malaysia!!!
KERENANEKO was the next band took up the stage after SIT; we‚Äôre not sure what was happened to this band as they can‚Äôt play at all. They did not perform at their very best as they looked very drunk and tired; not so much review on this band. The atmosphere was not very good during the performance (lots of people were frustrated during their performance; maybe the band itself could explain the reason behind it). Anyway, this band plays a political grindcore.
The fifth band, INNARDS DECAY presenting chaotic and brutal performance! Mixture of old school death metal, hardcore, a little bit of thrash, slamming & groovy death metal at its best. What a crowd puller of the night!!! The crowd went crazy even at the very first song. You cannot imagine the onslaught they brought to the crowd. Gruesome vocals & groovy riifing plus blasting drums. Most of the songs performed were taken from their upcoming mcd that will be out soon (somewhere in December 2008 or mid January 2009). The most energetic performers that night!
Last but not least, PYRO took the last band as the closing band for the show that night was really amazing. One of the finest grindcore band from KL. I can‚Äôt remember how many songs they played but the crowd really went crazy. This grinding machine got influence by many famous grindcore bands, by listening to their songs. Fast and packed with full of mouth; they did a cover from the legendary goregrind master DEAD INFECTION as well! They really grind you high even their vocalist being mosh-up until the exit door!! Haha!!