Review: Indian folk metal band DYMBUR ‘s video ‘Child Abuse’

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DYMBUR

By Shuvam DasGupta, Rock At Night Philadelphia

REVIEW: DYMBUR’s video/single “Child Abuse”-Release date May 27, 2022

119048793 107828924393444 8350585428702795401 nOnce in a while, you come across a song/music video that is beyond review because of the message it conveys. “Child Abuse” by DYMBUR is one of such. DYMBUR is a Khasi folk metal band from Shillong, India. Shillong is the breeding ground of some finest metal and rock bands of India. Formed in 2012, DYMBUR (meaning Fig Tree) is one of the bands that blend the heavym etal music with the essence of folk of the Khasi people, who are an indigenous tribe from Meghalaya, India.

The song starts with an ominous sound with the use of some traditional Indian instruments like Kartal. Then the song takes a turn into pure heavy metal with the drum rolls and then the rap. The way they used the rap-rock with heavy metal, has a nu metal sound with influences of Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, etc.

This is a really powerful song with hard-hitting lyrics and conveys important facts and awareness of child abuse in the present time. The music video is almost like a short film that depicts a story in less than 5 minutes.

Overall< they were successful in depicting the message through the video and the lyrics. At the end of the video, it even shows that DYMBUR is currently working with a non-profit organization ‘SPARK – Bringing Lights to Lives’ who are working on this important cause and raising funds.

Here is the Paypal account for international donations – dymbur@yahoo.com

Here is the page of Spark – https://www.facebook.com/spark.lighttolives.52

I would highly recommend checking out the music video in its entirety and Kudos to DYMBUR for working on such a great cause.

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Shuvam DasGupta