KAKISERIBU hail from Penang island, and feature WEOT SKAM‘s guitarist Edd Lewis on guitar and vocals. This means that I am very familiar with these guys, and I bump into them all the time. I was given a copy of their debut demo tape ‘Manusial’, co-produced by Green Peace Disto, Fvkof distro and Disco346 and released in October 2015. And I don’t see why I shouldn’t give it an honest review, regardless of the fact I hang out with these guys quite often.
KAKISERIBU pack four angry and raw tunes in less than 10 minutes of unrelenting d-beat crust which they self-describe as a ‘buzz saw doom/sludge downbeat, and classic annihilating galloping D-beat attack’. Indeed, quite an interesting combination. The cover artwork, a crude drawing of a Space Amoeba-alike monster coming to prey on a bunch of anarcho-punks, is lovely. It’s my favourite kind of doomsday.
The first song, ‘Manusial’ is a good example of KAKISERIBU‘s staple sound: it opens with an EYEHATEGOD-ish wall of white noise that turns into a doomish intro played with anguish… before they accelerate and swoop into classic d-beat. I am not too good in making comparisons with other bands as I’m no great expert I admit, but this sounds quite stereotypical d-beat’s tu-pa-tu-tu-pa to me.
What I like a lot comes back on track 2, ‘Tali Gantung’. I love the way it starts off as a deranged slow riff that could have been performed by an amped up version of FACEDOWNINSHIT – if they played very much faster. However, midway through the song, the d-beat attack comes back, relentless and very classic. Was it really necessary to end the song like this, boys? Continue reading KAKISERIBU ‘Manusial’ Demotape REVIEW