Cryptic Fate: Noy Mash Album (Track: Kal Boishakhi)

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After a huge break from releasing originals, Cryptic Fate was back with their bang of releasing 25+ songs in one calendar year. After the huge success of their progressively-amazing 2nd album Danob, much to the disappointment of their fans, the band has declared to go with all-out heavy metal with less experimentation, resulting in the release of Bhorer Opekkha – the first track of the concept album Noy Maash, based on 1971’s Liberation War. After the release of the of the well-debated first track, the band came out with their second creation, Kal Boishakhi, from the album on April 30th – as promised.

Kal Boishakhi, unlike the name, failed to raise hell on earth. The song starts with heavy guitar riffs which carry forward to a phase of a laid-back feel of the track, with an interesting sound production overall. Although heavy, the song failed to bring anything new in terms of the guitar – not even with another display of dual guitar solo; a lot of the fans thought the transition from the bridge to the solo, with a guitar lick, was random and unnecessary. Nevertheless, the one constantly commendable part of the song was Mr. Shakib’s fingers hammering the bass, complimenting the heavy riffage perfectly. Maintaining the trademark Fate guitar-tone, the song progresses through common a verse-chorus-verse-bridge-solo-chorus structure, which saw a slight variation in terms of drum patterns – the band managed to experiment through a couple of new drum patterns, like the Joey Jordison trademark of tom-kick dual rolls, which tried to add some power to the song. In terms of content, the song is commendable on two grounds:
1. The chorus, for its’ soothing transition and subtle harmonization of guitar and vocals at some parts.
2. The lyric, which is matured, unlike a few other Fate tracks, and is consistent with the theme of the album.
The song has disappointed Fate fans all round who expected a lot more from the band, not only after Danob, but because of the wide range of taste the band posses and expectations of something even heavier to the ears. All in all, the song sounds more like an experiment than an actual structured Fate track. We at youthsparks rate Kal Boishakhi a 6.5 out of 10.

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