Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WHAT?!!! And they said that there were no death metal bands in Kenya!! Really?!! How you like them apples now?!!
Absence of Light (Kenya): Vyom Chakra (Extreme Metal Africa) Have you heard Absence of Light yet? No? Maybe you should?! Death metal intensity is their main objective. “Daksha” is blasting speed, riffs of immediate impact and it just a ripping track. “Arkasodara” works the atmosphere, a slightly dissonant and cold feel, but when the heaviness kicks in, it says: "It's ok, everything's going to be alright. Absence of Light is here." Heavy, cold and then the speed kicks in. Absence of Light is working all the angles. Ah, I see. I like! “Kalasamhara, I” displays a massive, Behemoth-like quality practically dares the listener to not like it. “Samadhi” works the heaviness in a more balanced way between speed and atmosphere: spacy, massive and fast. OK, I am convinced. What a cool way for a band to start. A short E.P. of good, headbanging-worthy death metal, played with excitement and energy. To sum up: give Absence of Light your support on this, their first recording. It will be interesting to see where they go after this one, but for now, they have these songs to show you the landscape. Their EP is available for free at ReverbNation. OK, so, go look them up and get in touch with them! Send them a message and let them know that there are human beings rocking out to their death metal. I’m sure they’d love to hear from you. www.reverbnation.com/absenceoflightkenya www.myspace.com/aolke