A horrible hack

Istilah

Demo

Year Released: 2016
Format: Tape
Label: Rubaiyat
 
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on Sep 16, 2017
This is a solid demo from Singaporean skrammers, Istilah. One write up I've seen says it's 90s influenced, but it feels to me more modern. I'd liken it to Lost In Bazaar with the guitar tone and even the vocals. Track three changes things up with its gentle beginning, before returning to full throttle. The final song 'These endless nights' is the standout with more of a unique feel - they should keep working on their sound as they are not there yet but have potential.



16th September 2017

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