In Dhaka – In Dhaka [1991]

PhotobucketCountry Bangladesh          Style Hard Rock

Rating 71/100

Profile In Dhaka IN DHAKA were – along with Warfaze, Rockstrata, Aces and Waves the first band playing “heavy” in Bangladesh. All the bands came from Dhaka and more or less they were all students studying at the same local university.

There are 3 different editions of this album:

-1st edition came on tape only and it has 10 tracks + 2 instrumental
-2nd edition is on official CDR made by Sargam Records in the 90’s. The cover is just a band photo. There are 17 tracks: the 10 tracks of the tape + 7 more (unknown source)
-3rd edition: official silver printed CD made by Sargam in the 2000’s: basically it is the same version of the tape: 10 tracks + 2 intrumentals. Unfortunately the 7 bonus tracks included in the first CDR version are not included here. Artwork is completely different and it should be the original artwork that appeared on tape

They are also featured on the compilation “Hooray!” (1991, recentely reprinted on CD by Sargam) along with Warfaze, Rockstrata and Reshad among others

Production is beyond horrible and awful, the singer sings like instead of playing in a hard rock/heavy band he’s in a romantic folk/traditional band. Some tracks are pure heavy (despite the disastrous production and the unbearable singer) some others are boring traditional ballads. But this album – along with the Rockstrata and Warfaze albums are the origin of metal in Bangladesh.

Apart 3-4 heavy tunes the rest is really weak stuff unless you’re into indian soft music….but still for those few metal tracks it worths a listen, even for historical purposes only at least.

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