KEKAL
Avant-garde Metal • Indonesia

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Kekal is a three-piece post-metal/avant-garde metal band from Jakarta, Indonesia, and is currently based in Canada. The band consists of Jeff Arwadi (guitars, vocals, programming, drums), Azhar Levi Sianturi (bass, vocals), and Leo Setiawan (guitars).

They started in 1995 as a more straightforward extreme metal band. Throughout the first 5 years, they developed their own style by incorporating many diverse elements from outside metal. This distinct style become most prominent in the third album "The Painful Experience", which marked as a starting point for the band to step more and more into the progressive metal and avant-garde metal and made further experiments with their music.

In 2003, they released "1000 Thoughts of Violence" and received positive media reviews. This led to their first European mini-tour in 2004. After that tour, they released their 5th album, "Acidity", in 2005. They made even further experiments on their 6th album, "The Habit Of
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Chaos & Warfare (split cd)Chaos & Warfare (split cd)
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Beyond the Glimpse of Dreams
Avant-garde Metal 1998
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Embrace the Dead
Avant-garde Metal 2000
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The Painful Experience
Avant-garde Metal 2001
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1000 Thoughts of Violence
Avant-garde Metal 2003
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Acidity
Avant-garde Metal 2005
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The Habit of Fire
Avant-garde Metal 2007
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Audible Minority
Avant-garde Metal 2008
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8
Avant-garde Metal 2010
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Autonomy
Avant-garde Metal 2012

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Futuride EP
Avant-garde Metal 2011
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Unsung Division
Avant-garde Metal 2013

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Introduce Us to Immortality
Avant-garde Metal 2003

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KEKAL The Habit of Fire

Album · 2007 · Avant-garde Metal
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Few times in my life have I come across a band as fresh & unique as transcontinental Prog Metal band Kekal. Hailing from Indonesia & Canada simultaneously, this is a band that is definitely not afraid of blending genres. Musically speaking, the band is comprised of uber-musicians, more than deftly skilled at their chosen instrument. The combination of tones, atmospheres, rhythms & execution is simply stunning.

It’s nearly impossible to break this music down to lowest-common-denominator terms. The music is dark, compelling, heavy, enthralling and bold. Song to song, the band shows great depth & variety. “The Gathering Of Ants” starts things off with a high-energy riff & a healthy dose of musical dexterity, adding industrial overtones before dropping into a strong, Pain Of Salvation-esque verse. “Isolated I” comes off very melodically at its start, even adding an electric piano layer (ala ‘70s Rock) over some cool double-bass drumming. By the time the vocals kick in, the Black Metal influence shows up with some distorted growls behind some cool electronic framework. “Our Urban Industry Runs Monotonously” begins in with an atmospheric, piano laden delivery that Kevin Moore himself would envy, while continuing into a musical landscape of Steve Wilson-like proportions.

Each & every song on this album is an awe inspiring piece of work. They don’t sound like any one band, or any one genre. Rather, the members take all of their varied influences and combine them into a grand, musical tapestry. Fans of Porcupine Tree, Chroma Key, Tool, Dead Soul Tribe & Devin Townsend have a new record to track down. In a musical world where the word “progressive” is used all too loosely, Kekal is the real deal.

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