By Faris Foat

Seperti yang dinanti-nantikan, band post-hardcore Selayang, Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG) telah mengeluarkan album terbaru mereka, berjudul Dermaga. Setelah memuat naik 3 lagu iaitu, ‘Dermaga’, ‘Dua Jiwa’ dan ‘GOVT’ yang bertindak sebagai teaser di laman YouTube sebelum ini, SOG akhirnya bersedia untuk meriliskan Dermaga yang mengandungi 16 buah lagu kesemuanya.

Dermaga dimulakan dengan ‘Mula’, jika di Bahtera kita diperdengarkan dengan ‘Restu’ yang bagi aku sebuah lagu yang meminta restu/izin untuk Bahtera memulakan perjalanan, ‘Mula’ pula adalah ‘Restu’ tetapi versi yang lagi clean dan polished. Secara jujurnya, bait-bait ‘Restu’ juga boleh didengarkan di dalam ‘Mula’. Ditambah pula dengan suara Kazar yang hebat kerana lenggoknya, menambahkan lagi kualiti lagu ini dan yang paling penting ‘Mula’ berjaya memberikan first impression yang terbaik kepada aku. Tidak lupa juga dengan lagu ‘Dermaga’ yang hadir selepas ‘Mula’, transition di antara dua lagu ini amatlah sempurna dan aku sendiri dapat goosebumps bila dengar.

Diteruskan lagi dengan lagu yang ke-5 ‘Si Pendosa’, SOG memang all out dan mereka langsung tak kasi can dengan ‘Si Pendosa’. Sebagai seorang peminat metalcore, beatdown hardcore dan everything in between, lagu ini memang aku punya cup of tea. Breakdown yang heavy ala-ala Knocked Loose, vokal Riko yang mantap, serta drum work yang padu membuatkan lagu ini boleh mengalahkan ‘Hentikan’. Bila dengar ‘Si Pendosa’, otak aku sudah terbayang mosh pit dan crowd yang akan barai bila lagu ini dimainkan secara live.

Beralih kepada lagu yang sedikit ringan, ‘Dua Jiwa’ menyaksikan kolaborasi di antara SOG dan penyanyi dari negara seberang, Mustika Kamal yang merupakan bekas penyanyi band easycore Indonesia Last Goal! Party dan sekarang penyanyi untuk CVNDY. Di bahagian bridge, jelas kedengaran bunyi talempong yang secara amnya merupakan alat muzik yang dipergunakan luas di dalam muzik asli Melayu dan Nusantara. Vokal Nazrin dan Mustika sangatlah serasi bersama dan lagu ini juga bagi aku terdapat mesej iaitu penyatuan di antara Malaysia dan Indonesia yang merupakan dua buah negara yang serumpun dari segi agama, budaya mahupun bahasa.

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Anda peminat Linkin Park dan SOG? Lagu ‘Future’ amat sesuai untuk anda. Verse rap vokalis Patriots Ayeen mengingatkan aku kepada flow Mike Shinoda. Dicampur pula dengan vokal Riko dan Nazrin, ‘Future’ memang memberikan sedikit twist kepada bunyi album ini, but in a good way punya twist lah.

Apabila mendengar ‘Hancur Musnah’, rindu aku terhadap bunyi metalcore era 2011-2012 terubat. Drum line dan riff di awal lagu ini sedikit sebanyak mengingatkan aku kepada lagu blessthefall, ‘Bottomfeeder’. Senang kata, lagu ini can take you walk down memory lane zaman-zaman rambut emo, pakai baju bands, skinny jeans dan kasut Converse. Selain lagu ‘Hancur Musnah’ lagu ‘Run’ juga akan bawak anda ke 6-7 tahun yang lepas. Lagu ini ada sedikit bunyi yang sangat Crown the Empire-esque (era album Limitless dan The Fallout) lagi-lagi di bahagian breakdown yang mempunyai bunyi piano di background.Apa yang aku boleh simpulkan, Dermaga adalah album yang terbaik SOG pernah keluarkan setakat ini. Album ini ada semuanya, ada sasteranya, ada heavynya, ada melankoliknya, dan yang paling penting sekali, ada identiti SOG. Akhir kata, sedar atau tidak, SOG telah memperkenalkan bunyi fusion baru yang boleh dipanggil sebagai Nusantaracore.

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