Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This split cassette release between two Malaysian bands is a reminder of just how global punk is. Both bands play relatively mainline hardcore, but with a freshness/vitality that you rarely get out of U.S. suburban counterparts. The recordings are raw and listening to it on cassette feels like checking out a breakthrough demo tape back in the day. The lyrics are primarily in English, except for one of the songs, “Dilarang Melarang,” which is in Malay. Both bands play fast hardcore, with vocals ranging from screamed to melodic. There are some kids having a blast with these guys somewhere in Malaysia. And that’s a comforting thought. –Art Ettinger (Pure Minds, / Pissart,

1 comment:

Fizan R said...

Split:: Cassette
Hell yes! Man, releases like this one make me glad I still have a functioning cassette player. Both bands are from Malaysia and I’m happy to say both bands pretty much rip. I’m sadly not that aware of the Malaysian punk scene, but this tape makes me want to start digging a little deeper. Both bands offer up a nice dose of mid-tempo pop punk done in such an earnest fashion that even an old fart like me has to take notice. Nice packaging, cool art, and good production make this a total winner. –Garrett Barnwell (Pissart)

P/S: Review di atas issue Razorcake ke berapa? ~Pijan