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Deeper Underground 🔥

by Kekal

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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) More of my favorite weird and avantgarde music recommended for fans of Sigh and Igorrr.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=aygT2EMG7Zc Favorite track: Sanity Away from Sanity.
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InfinityPotato Its Kekal, do I have to say more? Favorite track: Rotten in the House.
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Poesy Rider Kekal est bien toujours le fer de lance du metal expérimental, même après toutes ses années. Chaque album est semblable et différent à la fois, preuve que le groupe se renouvelle sans cesse ; et ce Deeper underground rentre dans le top 3 de la discographie. Un bel exemple de ce que le groupe sait faire ! Favorite track: Sanity Away from Sanity.
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TheEliteExtremophile Kekal have been around for two decades, but this may be their best album yet. The band’s signature sound of complex black metal, catchy pop sensibilities, and wonky electronics comes together in a way more balanced than anything else I’ve previously heard from them. - Full review here: wp.me/pawrNb-N Favorite track: Root of All Evil.
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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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neil Kekal's most aggressive album since 1000 Thoughts Of Violence plays around with influences from vastly different genres while always keeping the metal in mind. I'd recommend listening to this in one sitting. Favorite track: Speed of God.
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
facing catastrophic outcomes of our wrath, greed, lust, envy and pride, gluttony and sloth things that manifest into 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 embracing idiocracy, to justify iniquity a normalized sanity is formed, away from sanity woe to you, woe to me, we doom ourselves to death mass destruction accelerates in turbocharged torque chaotic resolutions manufactured to eliminate life-force these killing spree 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 the abomination that causes desolation before our eyes, this dimension shall meet its demise
Speed of God 04:46
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
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
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
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
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
Triple Evils 05:28
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"


Kekal's 11th full-length album, originally released in 2018.
NOTE: This 2023 Updated Edition digital download replaces the original version released on May 15, 2018.

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CD version of this album is handled by Indonesian extreme metal label Sadist Records based in Bali, it comes with a bonus track and 8-page booklet. Sadist Records is run by people who are very dedicated to supporting independent bands, and has been very active in the Indonesian underground metal scene since the late 1990s, and even worked with Kekal in the early days to help distribute Kekal cassette tapes as well as many other Indonesian bands back in the day.

2023 Updated Edition details:
- Completely remastered audio
- Most of the songs were re-mixed in 2023 with focus on tightening and enhancing the overall sound
- Update on song "Sanity Away From Sanity" with partial newly recorded vocals and lyrics ❗
- New Music Video "Speed Of God" youtu.be/5bJ991nfOYo
- Added 1 bonus track: Tiahuanaco (Killing Joke cover)
- New front cover artwork feat. illustration by Levi Sianturi
- Refreshed CD (and Digital) cover layout design

Original version physical formats (SOLD-OUT):
Limited Edition CD (500 copies) and Cassette Tape (100 copies) were released by Hitam Kelam Records (Indonesia) in 2018.

"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. 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 24, 2023

Produced, engineered & mixed by Jeff Arwadi at Ideation Station, 2016 — 2017 and 2023
Track 7 vocals & partial lyrics by Voxlucis
Artwork & illustration by Levi Sianturi
Layout design by Jeff Arwadi
Photography by Levi Sianturi & SCA
Remastered in 2023 by Jeff Arwadi
Tracks 1 — 5 and 9 received updated mix in 2023

Kekal is a self-organized and voluntary institution and since 2009, Kekal has no official band members.

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