TOTAL TRAGEDY (Indonesia)
Demo 2000
Defacto Production, 2000

A doom gothic band from Indonesia and the second one I heard from this land. Although the music is not really original but I hail Indonesian scene because of the diversity of metal in the scene. There are only 2 tracks here, which lack good sound. The songs are dominated by clear female vocals and good sound is needed to highlight Martha's great voice and also make the keyboard sound better. If they can make songs in much professional recording and minus the male growling vocal, they can enter their local mainstream music chart. Hehehe. The first song "Sinar Batas Sepi" is very soft song, which reminds me of Dark Symphonies releases I review in this issue. "Kiss Of Death" is a bit heavy with heavy guitar sound but overall it is still in the same vein of the first track. Not too original and I think finding their own identity as well improve the sound will determine whether they can go far in the scene, internationally that is.
Management c/o Yoyok, Menganti permai A2, No. 5 Gresik, Indonesia 61174.
Band c/o Martha, Jl. Kebousari I, No. 22 Surabaya, Indonesia 60233.
harru@angelfire.com  http://www.totaltragedy.com
3/5
TOTAL TRAGEDY (Indonesia)
Every Story Has A Glory
De Facto Productions, 2001

It is almost a year I haven’t listened to this band. The last time was their 2 tracks promotape. This album is released under their own label, De Facto Productions. A 8 tracks CD with full color cover. I labeled them as gothic doom metal last time but in this CD but gothic metal are more suitable this time because there are some fast songs here. The 2 songs in the promo tape are re-recorded for this album. Their music is melodic, calm and soothing like most gothic bands and the strength also lies in the clear angelic female vocal. There are also keyboard in the song and growling male vocals which are also dominant in almost all songs as well as piano in some songs. “Sinar Batas Sepi” is still my fave track. A good album by this band but the sound should be better. Music like these need more clean sound especially on the guitar. It is okay for a black metal music but not gothic. I see more and more Indonesian band release their stuff in CD and this is good news but it should come with a good sound. Tape version of this album is also available released by other Indonesian label. I forgot the name but I seen it in the internet.
c/o Yoyok-Harru, Menganti Permai Blok A2, No. 5, Gresik - 61174 - East Java, Indonesia.
sonnengott@lycos.com
3/5