Deeper Underground

by Kekal

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Peter K The 11th album from the long standing experimental metal act sees them taking further the avant garde sound of recent albums. Deeper Underground prominently features elements of d-beat and reggae/dub rhythms
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"Deeper Underground" is Kekal's 11th full-length album, and it marks with the return of deep energetic simplicity derived from the band's extreme metal and crust/anarcho punk roots, while maintaining its electronic music atmosphere as the basis for dialectical and emotional expositions of the lyrics.

As a whole album, "Deeper Underground" aims to present a liberating energy and to share an authentic insight to the audience. It tells about existential issue: how to navigate life through all of these pain and suffering. The music examines the depths of philosophical and spiritual knowledge of existence, not in order to reserve all rights, but to reverse all wrongs. As metallic as it is synthesized, as organic as it is electronic, Kekal remains true to its core psyche in delivering music not only to feed our brains, but also to stir our souls.


released May 15, 2018

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jeff Arwadi at Ideation Station for Kekal. Artwork and partial photography by Levi Sianturi. Track 7 features vocals and partial lyrics by Voxlucis.

Since 2009, Kekal has no official band members.

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

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Track Name: Root of All Evil
the economies of greed
strengthened by the politics of fear
and the division among the masses
used as a tool for domination
while the one-percenters get wealthier
millions don’t get enough food for the day
state policies are rigged to the benefits
of those who own most of world’s money
when eight richest ones possess the same wealth
as the bottom 3.6 billion people*
this is no longer just a matter of inequality
we know the system allows this to happen
who are they to ever claim of possessing every right
to exploit the beauty that has been given to us?
all they do is to venture into the heights of corruption
taking all the resources so future generations will be left to die
worshiping mammon along with its demons
to strengthen deeds revolving around greed
money and power, forming evil coalition
where cruelties start, and decency ends
time of destruction has begun
watch the downfall of the empire
Track Name: Sanity Away from Sanity
the planet's tipping point has been passed
this generation shall experience catastrophe
as an outcome of irresponsible abuse of earth
so bleak we no longer foresee a livable habitat
for so long, those in power reign with deceptions
concealing truth for maximum exploitation
profiting from death and human suffering
while the most vulnerable witness their lands destroyed
speaks like the dragon, acts like god
denying climate science to justify greed
a normalized sanity is formed, away from sanity
woe to you, woe to me, we doom ourselves to death
global warming accelerates in turbocharged torque
polar ice shelves are melting fast and furious
sea level rising with pace we've never seen before
many species face extinction and homo sapiens is next
into large-scale destruction, we brace ourselves
for calamitous aftertaste of hyperconsumption
superstorms, drought, wildfires, arctic methane release
before our eyes, our world has come to an end
Track Name: Speed of God
i don’t want my dreams to remain just dreams
somehow, they need to manifest
i don’t want my visions becoming delusions
by rejecting a spiritual call for resistance
i don’t want my soul be darkened by fury
crippled by anger towards this injustice
i don’t want my pain to merge with my being
and let my senses become numb and dead
as years go by, my impatience grows
moving faster than the speed of god
when virtues have been twisted to utter madness
to be whole is an effort of balancing on a ledge
here’s myself breaking apart as i hit the wall
the unprivileged wishing to make progress
when evil seems far too big to confront
i form my resistance divulged through anarchy
help me fight the good fight
help me finish the race
help me hold and keep the faith
never allow my hope to fade
Track Name: Rotten in the House
religious jaw preying upon hungry souls
emitting false hope through inverted doctrines
disempowerment of human conscience and moral
leading into collective spiritual suicide
dogmatic chaos - opiate of the masses
sacralization of violence - totalitarian dominance
feed the mind with self-righteous pathology
rotten in the house of god
witness christendom transforms into racists
done away with historical dark-skinned jesus
in exchange with their tall blue-eyed white version
based on lies, to stereotype an image of 'a good man'
witness christendom shapeshifts into fascists
throwing the vile of bigotry towards the outsiders
their version of grace is the destruction of others
their version of truth is ultimate deception
time to wake up from this inglorious stance
for godly love is stronger than religious sociopathy
question everything, resist indoctrination
challenge authority, hold them accountable
Track Name: Deeper Underground
discover the blessing through this suffering
a tortured self: battered by terminal deceit
i gain my strength as a faithful observant
while trying to understand life's objectives
discover the blessing through this suffering
at the peak of modern guises of insanity
i find my comfort through small window of hope
realizing which stance i need to stand
living as a painbearer in a narcissistic society
while everybody becomes oblivious to misery
boasting false impressions of happiness
for the sake of getting social approvals
as what jesus did to defend the powerless
the oppressed and vulnerable ones
he brightened the hopes of the castaways
while despised by religious leaders
my refuge is here in deeper underground
a dreadful place where light is needed
better to seek mercy from down below
than conquer the world from up above
Track Name: The Many Faces of Your Face
doesn't matter how well-oiled you may appear
your nature will keep dragging you down
to the filthiest form of moral decay
where grime infiltrates every pulse of blood
how do i see honesty by looking at
the many faces of your face
how can i learn a simple wisdom
when all you do is to manipulate
authenticity is never found when i see that
so many faces forming on your face
how can i manage to have respect
where good actions are used to exploit
one face licks ass
one face backstabs
one face deceives
the snake multiplies
one face gives way
one face throws blame
one face betrays
the beast magnifies
i have felt deceptions
under the guise of false democracy
what i used to believe
was nothing but manufactured illusions
now my eyes are finally open wide
my mind is starting to see the light
decluttering from moral entanglement
from truth comes path towards revealment

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
Track Name: Revealment (feat. Voxlucis)
all these images and visions drawn after a dream
but some things in life are not always as they seem
all the impossible and what appear as nonsense
when you use your heart everything only makes more sense
this is not the end
believe in dreams as the blueprints of future
time to escape from doubts, pain and torture
to finish everything that we first started
to free and treasure all the tortured souls departed
do you believe in miracles?
do you believe they still happen?
though some things in life may not go and end as expected
grace beyond expectation, words beyond understanding
and we survived the past
to be everything we are today, we are today
this is the place where ends meet
together we shall see whatever lies beneath
revealment, revelation, synchronicity
hope breaking free from its enclosure
this is not the end
Track Name: End of Hegemony
so much wealth made upon the falsehood
the invisible hand, nowhere to be found
only triple evils, unleashed beyond common-sense
taking advantage from suffering and death
overwhelmed by its own psychosis
like the zombie that keeps consuming
turn to eat itself where none else left to be eaten
it is happening right before my eyes
i see the coming doom of present-day hegemon
where the devilmen's empire falls apart
it will mark the end of our tribulations
let the nations shift toward the source of light
our new destiny shall arise
lifted up from the underground
as we pass the burning embers
beneath the ashes of "manifest-destiny"

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