As a fruit of their creation, on 2009 the released a mini album called, "Despair of Sorrow", and with that, marked their first step as a independent musician. They agreed to used that title because there are still so many sadness, death, starvation, abortion, domination, killing, blackmailing, human losing control of their world, suicide, corruption, divorce, war, betrayal, greed, guilt, and so much more horrible things that happens in this world, including in their own homeland, Indonesia. This album is a synopsis of their feelings and expressions which represent condition in this world nowadays... Not so long after they released "Despair of Sorrow", Obon and Kharisma, their first drummer and bassist, had to parted ways because of creativity differences, and with that, X SHIBUYA soon recruited Sandy, a 17 years old prodigy, as their current drummer and Mario as their current bassist. Later on, in the same year their guitarist Wiwid also had to go on separate ways, and now the additional guitarist position is filled by Gamal from FavoriteSin. With Sandy and Mario on board, they begin to write more musics and in 2010 they released 2 new singles called 'Prevocalic Blossom' and 'Psycho Killer' and with that, solidify their genre as 'Nu Metal Experimental'.
Rather different than the sound they used to play in their older mini album. On 2011 they released a ballad song called ENOLA as if to balance the wild side of their music with a little touch of gentleness. Finally on November 13th 2011, They released their first full album, LACHRYMOSE LABYRINTH. The album contains 11 tracks, including the album version of their previous released 3 singles, ENOLA, PSYCHO KILLER and Prevocalic Blossom. If the theme of their old mini album was rather dark and gloomy, LACHRYMOSE LABYRINTH oozes challenge and an outcry of passion. A jaundiced view of this world, A question of 'why' to everything that happens in this world, followed with a persuasion to encourage everyone, so together we will try to find the solution to make this world a better place. They combined metal music, with a touch of classical ambience, and of course, they threw in various ethnic sounds from their Indonesian heritage.
Filled with so many kind of vocal sound, from high-pitched-ear-deafening shriek, to monstrous scream and deep growls, to arabian hum and indonesian sindhen. Versatile vocal and powerful yet beautiful music is pretty much their trade mark. You might find some of their lyrics as cut-throat and disturbing, but in some other songs, you might actually listen and be comforted by their lyrics. All in all, once they sucked you in, they will captivate you, turn your head and mind all twisted and upside down with their ideas of humanity and such a ludicrously cruel reality. and with that, their childish wish of ever changing this tainted and corrupted world to a better place might come true. "Whether it's a small stage with 10 people watchin or it's a grand stage with hundreds of people watchin...
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