Monday, August 23, 2010

NEFTARAKA "Eternal Harsh"

NEFTARAKA "Eternal Harsh" (Apocalypse Venomous Recs.)
You be damned. You and I. The new NEFTARAKA is dawning upon us. "Eternal Harsh" did kept me anticipating. The rawness of "Law Ist Law" still lingers to say the very least, nothing unexpected if I did prepare with some sort of blueprint, readying for what is to be unfolded as "Eternal Harsh". Meticulously considered, this is what I could bestow upon as the most 'hearfelt' (a romanticised?) collective of NEFTARAKA opus so far. The compositions are, while still retaining that certain rawness, have now developed into some sort of dark melancholia deeply embedded within those blackening structures. This, amidst flirting a little with their straight-forward purpose, succeeded in making them driven more deeply into the listening senses, and this; the knack of identifying significant verses and manipulating it for that maximum impact, has been promised in onw way or another on their previous outputs. Those reached a new height in "Eternal Harsh", bare witness with those hateful yet sorrowfilled endeavours. NEFTARAKA could be one of Malaysia's most potent Metal exports, and with a weapon like "Eternal Harsh", nobody needs further arguing. A single wrong track-listing aside, this nicely done cassette tape release deserves your utmost attention. It shouldn't be limited to 150, and should be made available in various formats. All hail "Eternal Harsh", it could be the only Metal album of black arts from the local scene you'll ever need this 2010.