In Flames (A Sense Of Purpose) Album Review

March 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm (Band reviews, Music Reviews)

Looks like In Flames have changed their sound?

But I still liked the vocalist’s voice. Not too gore, not too clean. Just nice for an aggressive music with lots of melodies. I think it suits In Flames very well.

In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

You can listen to the the whole album songs at In Flames official MySpace account. (As of date of post, it could be removed in the near future)

You’ll be rocking in no time!

My personal review rating: 8.5/10

Reasons: I missed the old In Flames. Much more aggressive and faster paced. But I think In Flames musical talents are way beyond judgement, hence they still preserve their sound. A mixture of fast and slow tempo music, a mix of breakdowns and punchy riffs, well it’s all about metal isn’t it?

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This blog is moving place!

February 24, 2008 at 10:53 pm (Aishah's, Announcements!, Band progress, Band reviews, Competitions, Covers, Dermapthera, DIY, Downgrade, Fishing CR, Fishing Review, From Stomp, From the News, Fun Stuff, Funny, Gadgets, Game Review, GBA, General, Gossip and Entertainment!, Hot Stuff, How to, iPhone, iPod Firmware, iPod Touch, iPod Touch Jailbreak, Jokes, Magic Tricks, Movie Reviews, MP3/MP4 Players, Music Reviews, Original compositions, Other products, Personal, Previous Gigs, PS2, PSP, PSX, Random Snaps, Reviews, Song reviews, Technical Stuffs, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Upcoming shows, Upgrade, Version 1.1.1, Version 1.1.2, Version 1.1.3, YouTube videos)

Hi guys.

I am going to relocate most of my non-band related content from this blog onto another blog.

Although I enjoyed getting a lot of reads lately, it seems that this blog has become a little bit non-standard. I have loyal readers (I hope) and people who’d be willing to come to me to ask for help. I enjoy helping as much as possible.

And not forgetting being featured in WordPress’s BOTD and fastest growing blog, I’m just so honoured. But my decision is final.

Most links WILL be broken (if you have linked to me). I will not leave any trace of the post in this blog at all.

Since I’m getting more and more ready for my band Dermapthera, I plan to use this domain name ( as an official blog for the band only. I have been sticking to the domain name for as long as I can remember, and most people in the blogosphere will identify me as “dermapthera”.

I find that this could be misleading in the near future. Although I don’t see the band anywhere being successful in the near future, there’s still a possibility that we could be if we worked hard. Me and my vocalist have drawn out our visions for the future of the band and what we could do.

Hence I would like to take this opportunity to migrate to another blog. A new blog name, a new blog address. And I need a new identity. I don’t want to be remembered as “dermapthera”, but instead, as the “guitarist of dermapthera”.

When my new blog is ready, I will announce the address again. For now, I might not be updating new contents yet.

Sorry if I have caused any inconvenience. You guys have been great, and I have been enjoying a lot from blogging here.

Expected migration period will take one week (starting today). I will re-announce again once migration is successful.


P.S: The main reason why I placed all the tag/categories there is to reach out to potential RSS readers.

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Silent Civilian (Rebirth Of The Temple) Album Review

January 4, 2008 at 3:13 pm (Band reviews, Music Reviews, Reviews) (, )

I just got my hands on Silent Civilian’s latest album. I must say, I am impressed with their songs and I’m currently listening to it.

Here’s my review.

Silent Civilian Rebirth Of The Temple

Song list:

  1. A Call To Arms
  2. Funeral
  3. The Song Remains Un-named
  4. Rebirth Of The Temple
  5. Divided
  6. Bitter Pill
  7. Force Fed
  8. Lies In The House Of Shame
  9. Wrath
  10. Dead To Me
  11. Blood Red Sky
  12. Falling Down
  13. Live Again

My favourite tracks in this album are:

  • Blood Red Sky
  • Wrath
  • Lies In The House Of Shame
  • Rebirth Of The Temple

My rating: 8.5/10. Though this album might deserve more, but it’s more about the band. They kept changing line-ups eversince their formation. But I hope they can muster proper band mates and make another album, because I’m definitely looking for one in the future.

On the footnote, if only I can meet them, probably I’ll audition myself to be their guitarist! LOL!!! 😛

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Rapsodi Remix

December 7, 2007 at 9:51 pm (General, Music Reviews) ()

I’m currently watching Rapsodi Remix shown on Suria.

As per usual, the presense of Suhaimi Yusof spiced up the whole atmosphere. He makes a good host no matter what kind of shows he hosts on. I’ve always enjoyed his hosting abilities.

I must say, I’m pretty impressed by the standards of our current local talents. But I’m still sceptical, how far can they go?

They have artiste like Hady Mirza, Allif Aziz, Maya Rahman, Haryani Hassan Bakri etc, and I have yet to see how far their success can be.

If just hoping for Singapore alone, I doubt these young stars can reach the stars. I’m very sure that Singapore is doing a lot for these young talents to feature into international grounds but I have yet to see that happening.

I hope the Asian Idol starting tomorrow will change how the Asia sees Singapore’s talent.

Personally, I liked how Allif Aziz does the Hip-hop remix of Ala Canggung, it was simply refreshing. But it reminds me of the all time favourites rendition by Too Phat and sounded so much like Ahli Fikir, so I still think there’s much to improve on.

But I think it’s a bit biased, because the show’s ground in Singapore. So whenever the names of Hady Mirza, Allif Aziz and Maya Rahman is spoken, the crowd goes wild. What about the incredible talents from Brunei Darussalam? I think because the crowd knows them (recent stars) so it’s pretty common that they will jump crazy upon hearing their names.

Like all the other Rapsodi series every year, it has always been a huge success, and the response was well received. I hope it continues this way, either way it’s good for both Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.

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Lamb Of God (Sacrament) Album Review

December 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm (Band reviews, Music Reviews, Reviews) (, , , , , , )

Lamb Of God has always been my favourite bands of all time. And my favourite albums of all time from Lamb of God is Sacrament. I keep listening to them wherever I travel to. I just simply pop in the earphones into my ear, turn the volume up to max and headbang my way till I reach my destination.

Lamb Of God (Sacrament) album is definitely addictive to me. I can put away all the other songs I used to like, and just tune in into this album’s song.

Lamb Of God - Sacrament

Song list:

  1. Walk With Me In Hell
  2. Again We Rise
  3. Redneck
  4. Pathetic
  5. Foot To The Throat
  6. Descending
  7. Blacken The Cursed Sun
  8. Forgotten (Lost Angels)
  9. Requiem
  10. More Time To Kill
  11. Beating On Death’s Door

My favourite tracks in this album are:

  • Walk With Me In Hell
  • Again We Rise
  • Redneck
  • Pathetic
  • Descending

My rating: 10/10! I’m biased. Because I’m a fan of Lamb Of God. But seriously, it was just good metal. If you plan to get the CD, get the one with the documentary DVD. That is worth a watch too!

P.S: I bought 2 of this album. One with the DVD, the other one without. That just shows how great this band is!

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