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GEBOREN (Indonesia) 
Obstacle On The Moon
Blindnoise Records, 1999
I'm really tired of listening to brutal death/grind metal from this country. Luckily GEBOREN plays something kinda original compare to what Indonesia is best known for, brutal death/grind. GEBOREN is my first encounter with doom-oriented metal band from this country and I have a very pleasant time while listening to this 5 tracks demo. Slow, depressive, melodic doom metal with clear female vocal although Nina voice can be improved because her voice in Syukur does not fit with my taste.  Sound was good, very well-played melodic doom metal.  My complaint is about the not-so-interesting cover layout. The band picture should be made in black and white color, not blue. Maybe its fit with the demo concept but its doesn't look nice. Hah. Nina is actually wearing a hijab/tudung.  A good muslimah...
c/o Agus Geboren, Jl. Yuda No. 75/18 B, Bandung 40251, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
3.5/5

GEBOREN (Indonesia)
Cold And Empty World Promo 1999

Another promotape by this doom band. I'm sure which one come first but if I am not mistaken, this is the second promotape that I received with the same title, "Cold And Empty World". Until now I know that they have 3 releases released in the year 1998/99. From the info given by the person who gave me the tape, this 2 tracks is taken from their debut album which should be released by now. I can't say their music progress since "Obstacle On The Moon" demo but after lots of time listening, their music have already grow in me. I like them more now. Especially with this 2 tracks which is a bit fast than any other of their songs. Elements of death metal available a little bit but still they belong in the 'doom' area. Nina's voice does not change at all. What you hear in "Obstacle.." is what you will hear here. Quite interesting as a whole. I have send an interview via email to them but after 5 months, I never get any reply from them. Maybe they are too busy recording the album I guess.
c/o Agus Geboren, Jl. Yuda No. 75/18 B, Bandung 40251, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
3.5/5