Kerangkenk is a brutal death metal band from Indonesia. To my surprise, they've been around for two decades. It wasn't until this year that they released their full-length debut, Onslaught of Psychopath. Before I review it, I want you to take a look at these guys.
Look at that motherfucking guitar. That thing is wicked. Can you imagine just how much that thing cost? I want one. Where can I get one? Yes, I am jealous of this guy's awesome guitar. Thank you for asking. Anyway, let's hurry up and review this album.
This album truly is an onslaught. First of all, the production is excellent. All the instruments are strong and clear. It's obvious that they took the time to get the production just right. The music itself is absolutely stellar. The music is made by only two men: Apoy mans the drum kit and Willy handles everything else. Apoy mainly likes to play mid-paced rhythms that feature copious amounts of double bass and elaborate cymbal work. However, he still likes to occasionally speed things up by playing some blast beats that sound quite old school. He then tops it all off with some wicked fills.
Willy's vocals consist of a deep and hoarse growl. They are vicious and bellowing. They are brimming with menace and might. As with most other Indonesian brutal death metal bands, the best part is the guitar work. Willy holds nothing back. He lets loose an unholy torrent of shredding riffs that sound like they're ripping through vast acres of flesh. They sound a bit like old Suffocation, but they still have a bit of a modern flair to them. Best of all are the solos. They sound like they were crafted by the Floridian death metal gods. In case you don't believe me, just listen to the solo on “Carcass Carcass Carcass”. I swear, this album has some of the best solos in Indonesian brutal death metal.
This album was awesome. These two men are able to put most American brutal death metal bands to shame. I especially loved the guitar work. It's some of the best I've ever heard. They're masters of their craft.