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5th full-length studio album from KEKAL. Originally released in 2005.

Former members of KEKAL also contributed in the recording, making "Acidity" to be the first 'official reunion' album for KEKAL. It was released in 2005 as a 10th anniversary of the band.

"Acidity" is a unique and diverse KEKAL album, with lots of different emotions and thoughts displayed both in the music and lyrics, ranging from fast extreme songs, mid-paced progressive-laden rock/metal, some slower atmospheric symphonic metal, and also some unique experimental pieces. Every individual song cannot represent the whole album, but it stands as a part of the album's general concept.

Album information:

Release Dates:
February 2005 (THT Productions/T.O.P/Musica Studio's, cassette)
March 2005 (Fear Dark, CD/digital)

June 2014 - Re-mastered Version (Kekal, digital)


released February 1, 2005

Album Line-Up:
- Jeff Arwadi (vocals/guitars/programming)
- Azhar Levi Sianturi (bass/vocals)
- Leo Setiawan (guitars)
- Newin Atmarumeksa (vocals)
- Didi Priyadi (guitars)

With special guests:
- Jason DeRon (guitar)
- L Rion (drums)

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeff Arwadi
Recorded at Vision Studio, Jakarta - Indonesia & Studio Vertigo, Melbourne - Australia
Mixed at Vision Studio
Cover artwork & layout by Soundmind Graphics

2014 re-mastered by Jeff Arwadi at Northern Isolation Station




Kekal Jakarta, Indonesia

Kekal utilizes avant-garde and alternative approach to various expressions of rock, metal and electronic music.

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Track Name: Characteristicon
Set to believe in a peculiar way
Under a hyperlogical mental occurence
A truth beyond standardization
Beyond structural represtentation
As we can see
As we can hear
As we can feel in many ways
Images from distinct classifications
Elements of thoughts minus speculations
Bizarre primary definitions
Demand no equivalence
Equipped by senses and imaginations
Systematic cycles of consistency
Individuality within a solid uniformal characteristics
Now we can see
Now we can hear
Now we can feel
We are not the same
Blessed with different gifts
Track Name: Strength In My Weakness
It came along in one concrete form
A knowledge that turned me upside down
Let us put it this way: a new experience
Of living a life without me as I
Accept the nature and origin
Of our human condition
Believe that something defective
Flows down inside the blood of mine
Not a best thing to do, from the world's mindframe
To see all my pride diminishing
Given away this kind of strength once I had
To be replaced by a thing called faith
Accept the nature and origin
Of our undisputable weakness
Believe in something invincible
To take control of my whole
Accept the nature and origin
Of our undisputable weakness
Believe in something invincible
To take over my self
Track Name: Thy Neighbor's Morality
I believe it is a politically generated act
When hundreds of civilians entering the scene to execute punishment
Taking a somewhat fascistic solution within a socialist environment
An ambivalence of goals; to make a better world or just spreading a fear?
Creating an instability within a supposedly peaceful neighborhood
Claiming to be the keepers of the "law", they search for victims
No tolerance for all the outsiders who live outside the "rule"
The use of violence occurs, and ironically it is permittable
There is no such difference between ignorance and hypocrisy
Living in a system where togetherness supremely reigns
To act the same, behave the same
Letting the neighbors become the watcher
Problems of mine are problems of theirs
The biggest concerns: moral issues
Who are they to be the judge for someone who lives next door?
The privacy severedly invaded
Don't they know, have they ever realized?
They are as guilty as the ones they judged
Time to reap from worthless seeds
Track Name: A Dream For A Moment
Feel our time is descending
A metamorphic significance
In a dream for a moment
It comes near as strange as we are
Communicate omni-verbally
Centers hope and facility
Let the spirit prays what we long
To redesign our future needs
Portal of our wishes
Entrance to a stage of balance
A spiritual archetype
To survive the miserable world
Communicate omni-verbally
Gathers hope and facility
Let the spirit prays what we long
To redesign our destiny
Beyond our frail elements of conscious
There is a multi-dimensional capacity
Creating strong synergy of wish and reality
A drive to idealize values and quality
Track Name: Broken
These feelings I can't explain
Months and even years of yearning
For the beauty that never come
Each day I find only dying souls
I know we have to enjoy the life
Yet I'm still complaining everything
Ever seems like never... No more
Colours translated as black in sight
Overshadowed by uncertainty
When will it become calm again?
Storms of disillusion wrecked my mind
Pull me to the state of total chaos
I know we have to enjoy the life
Yet I'm still complaining everything
Where is my faith as I had in the past?
I need to get it back right now!
Track Name: Envy And Its Manifesto
Let's talk about something we know well, and its name is envy
Certainly not a similar kind with jealousy
And it is not about relationship, nor politics, nor a system
But instead, it is something do do with an individual drive
I see a path which is leading towards a life of depravity
It is clear, the ignorance acts as a destroyer of limits
A conscience set by one's ethical values is now questioned
When the initial point for the crime is about to be committed and executed
Walk this way
Gaining a chronic Cain-complex
Fade away
And kill the core of contentment
Every page of a book has its own substance that linked to the rest
The same thing applied exactly to humankind
People were born with all different shapes and patterns and uniqueness
Imagine what would happen if everyone owns the same everything?
Walk this way
A lifeline has been made dysfunctional
Fade away
And kill the core of contentment
Track Name: The Way Of Thinking Beyond Comprehension
Out in a confusion
When we no longer know how
To decide and to make a choice
What is right and what is wrong
A second next before deadline
Reality testing, an asymmetric completion
Is this what we call "life"?
Caught in a state of endless stagnation
When we are tired to swallow it
Digesting our immobility of experience
To become a machine of our society
Stamped down within these concrete fields
Think harder and think again
We are what we become
Think harder and think again
We are not the present "us"
Nothing is plain impossible
Even for things beyond human capability
As long as there is a chance
And there is time who provides moments
Track Name: Blessing In Disguise
Picture of reality
Carved by the sequence of history
All integrated into one
As a traumatic side of this world
We are the pilgrims of questions
Search for the meaning of life
Moments of joys and of sorrows
Fused together in our existence
He who has why in his life
Can bear with almost any how
He who has reason to live
From all his tragedies come a blessing in disguise
Many lives don't know where to go
Walk the paths of deception
Must I follow them for comfort
If I know they are far from the truth
He who has...
Track Name: Empty Space
Shadows, a presence of a void within
Journey towards the edge of life
Frigid, an iced-filled blood inside
Keep me from the state of being alive
Numbness, deleting passion in one strike
Running, wandering through these empty roads
Darkeded, to paint myself into black
Kept me from the state of being alive
Pushing these eyes to get the second sight
What I feel is no pain
What I sense is emptiness
You got to fill me now
You got to kill my flesh
You got to mold my brain
Restructuring my thoughts
You got to burn my vein
And boil my ice cold blood
You got to set me free
And break my chains away

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