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4.08 | 21 ratings | 3 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude: Worldhate Chronicle (0:21)
2. The Gathering of Ants (5:50)
3. Isolated I (5:49)
4. Manipulator Generals (Part I of Dictatorship) (10:47) :
- i. Failure Is the System
- ii. The Precaution of Aftermath
- iii. Decadence and Excess
5. Our Urban Industry Runs Monotonously (4:45)
6. To Whom It May Concern (6:01)
7. Free Association (4:48)
8. Historicity and State of Mind (Part II of Dictatorship) (5:52) :
- i. Repeated Patterns
- ii. Aftermath
9. Postlude: Saat Kemarau (3:55)
10. A Real Life to Fear About (7:47)
11. Escapism (14:38) :
- i. What on Earth Am I Here For?
- ii. The Habit of Fire
- iii. Subterranean Passageways
- iv. A Road Above, a Road Ahead
- v. Finding a Way to Stand Up Again

Total Time 70:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Leonard Setiawan / guitars, vocals
- Jefray Kurnia Arwadi / guitar, vocals, drums, programming, production & mixing
- Azhar Levi Sianturi / bass, vocals

- Safrina Christina / vocals (9)
- Didi Priyadi / guitar solo (3)
- Jason DeRon / guitar (11)
- Kenny Cheong / fretless bass (11)

Releases information

Artwork: Jefray with Soundmind Graphics

CD Open Grave Records ‎- OGR014 (2007, US)

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KEKAL The Habit of Fire ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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5 stars When listening to Kekal, nothing else comes to mind except they always put lots of new things to every new album they made. The Habit of Fire is not the exception. Their sixth album delivers new ideas of what progressive metal should be: innovative. Everyone knows that the progressive metal sce ... (read more)

Report this review (#133259) | Posted by FathomlessMetro | Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Kekal has been around for a long time, over 10 years in fact. And they like to experiment and incorporate fresh new elements into their music. So when I first listened to "Habit of Fire", their debut release with Open Grave Records, I was not surprised to discover that they did not disappoint ... (read more)

Report this review (#127404) | Posted by doronogr | Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I have been listening to Kekal since their early, black/death metal days, and watch their 'progression' of style and musicianship from album to album. "The Habit of Fire" is their 6th full-length CD and they have been around for about 12 years, but yet there is still a long way for these guys to ... (read more)

Report this review (#123845) | Posted by Wutchanas | Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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