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“SE BON KIRA, meaning ‘Good is rare’ in Haitian culture is a befitting description of what’s on offer from the Adelaide outfit of said name. Opening with the sheer technical brilliance of ‘This Life I Create’, we are introduced to a well-produced 15 track album of brutality and brilliance rolled ambitiously into one passionate affair of aggressive overtures, laced with precision and tenacity throughout.
I can assure you, this is a journey well worth packing into your ‘to-listen-to’ list. ‘Left of Centre’ drives the hook straight in and does not let go with its delectable blend of melody and brutality flowing with a steady groove, that early on, makes this a highlight on the bands album release, ‘In The Wake of Change’. Sure, comparisons can be drawn here with a familiar US Metal heavyweight act, but that is far from a bad thing. ‘Left of Centre’ continues the vortex of punishing musical precision, led by the impressive rage of vocalist ‘the Chad’. Yes folks, the Chad is good! A nice touch is the ambience of ‘Reflections’, that strategically adds a warmth on this album that sits well, and highlights the diversity on offer. SE BON KIRA are well rehearsed, tight and pack a sound that easily sits on the shelf with high profile metal today.
The Adelaide act have paid close attention to quality musicianship and crafting clever song structure to keep heads banging and toes tapping. ‘Dark Serenity’ brings the tempo down ever so slightly with its ambience and acoustic warmth, before ‘The Wake’ takes us to percussion heaven, with some cool tempos rocking here. The band knows how to blend all the elements well and sound huge on an international level with brilliance shining throughout. ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ kicks towards the finale deliciously with a merciless angst. Again, it must be said, SE BON KIRA are on track to be a premier heavy metal act not only in Australia, but abroad.”
– SF Media