VRYKOLAKAS (Singapore)
Vrykolakas 2000
Self-Released, 2000

The first time I heard of them is with a track called “Thy Lord Vrykolakas” in one local compilation (in 1994/95, not really remember). They play black metal on that time. And it was a shock listening to the one track promo tape they release prior of this CD, “Nutfah”, because of the drastic change in their music. Finally I got this full release in CD. A fair sounding 5 tracked, 20 minutes MCD which comes with in slip case casing. All the songs also available before as split tapes and there are few versions of the tape release of these songs released by underground label worldwide. Brutal death/grind is what they play now. The US style to be exact with few types of growling vocals. You should already get the picture of how they sound like. Only RM 20 for Malaysian or USD 6 worldwide.
c/o Khairil, Blk 44, Chai Chee Street, #12-108, Singapore 461044.
vryko@hotmail.com
c/o Andy, Blk 403, Serangoon Ave, #07-31, Singapore 550403.
andyvryko@hotmail.com
3/5

VRYKOLAKAS (Singapore) / KOMA (Indonesia)
Aftermath
Muzik Box Productions, 2001

A split tape featuring 2 brutal bands from SouthEast Asia. First of all I am impressed with the cassette cover and inlay. Simple, neat and contain the info needed about the band. VRYKOLAKAS starts the tape (on side A) with 4 songs taken from their MCD (excluding “Nutfah”). No need to comment more about them. Check out the review of their MCD in the CD review section. KOMA on side B a bit more interesting. Still in brutal death metal but a bit thrashy. I have KOMA “Mimpi Di Siang Bolong” cassette 1998 once but I already forgot how they sound like. I guess not as good as this. If not, I will probably remember.
Khairil, Blk 44, Chai Chee Street, #12-108, Singapore 461044.
vryko@hotmail.com
Andy, Blk 403, Serangoon Ave, #07-31, Singapore 550403.
andyvryko@hotmail.com
KOMA, P.O.Box 22 SBS-WO, Surabaya 60244-A, Indonesia.
volume@indonet.com
[3/5] / [3.5/5]