V – Tahun Ular CD
Tahun Ular CD
(The End of Recordings)
Singapore’s very capable bunch of recent veterans coming together to do a sort of tribute to Malay rock only to get better results than most of their old heroes. Featuring Force Vomit’s Nizam on vocals, V could have SEARCH and WINGS or even DEWA run for their money – that is if they would be promoted proper.
That is because V have the ammunitions to go further than most Malay rock bands out there; what with their inclusion of a more modern-rock delivery and measured approach to the songwriting; invoking some of the recent and better Indonesian pop-rock examples. Add to that the band’s propensity to write catchy multi-part melodic tunes which are way better than anything I’ve heard of recent local stuff.
I must add this is totally off the grid from my usual listening pleasure and I admit, I would not be able top put this on for more than one spin since I can’t stand the usual over-the-top sentimentality attached to this sort of stuff, but despite all of that, a good band at what they do is a good band indeed!