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(From Malay Mail)
Byline: ADLY SYAIRI RAMLY
EVER since Search announced its reunion back in Dec 2003, observers in the Malaysian music industry have been saying that Malaysian rock is on its way up again.
The thing is, after more than two years, we have yet to see any earth-shattering local rock album released, be it by the new breed or the ones who recently came out of retirement.
Well, not until Barongan's second album, Cakap Terang that is.
Formed by former members of local metal act, Amuk, the band made the headlines three years ago with its debut album, A.S.A.L., a fusion of gamelan, qasidah and metal.
Songs from the album like Liya Juwita and Titi Musafir, enjoyed a stint on national radio, while the rest went down well with the fans of local hard rock and metal music.
However, before the band could even take their next step, their record label, Jamm Records folded and their vocalist, Azmee Abdul Manap atau D'Miee quit the band to pursue his studies, leaving their future in limbo.
Throughout the last two years, nothing much was heard of the band.
Some even thought that they have disbanded.
However, the band recently released its second album, …