Posts Tagged ‘gurgaon

24
Jun
12

Music Review: Mutiny In March – Till We Last (Single)

By Himashu Singh Rathor

Another band from Gurgaon, Mutiny In March have come out with a new single named Till We Last. The song has been given a typical hardcore start, though the backing vocals could have been better, and the recording and mastering is okay. The bass line is tight and the drummer has done a nice job! Till We Last moves ahead with a catchy riff and wanders into an unneeded breakdown. This doesn’t seem to be enough, so they force another breakdown. Dudes! Why? There are so many of these bands who put breakdowns where they just don’t fit or do justice to the song structure. I mean, breakdowns should have their time to get installed in the song and should sync with the riff, but here in this song, it embarrasses the riff, and it’s a good riff! The solo in the end of the song is again accompanied by the breakdown. The ambient part at the end could have been utilized in the start. Till We Last is a nice song, but it’s standard stuff. The band should focus on their structures if they want to make their songs special. Mutiny In March call themselves hardcore, but they have solos, double bass and heavy breakdowns, which makes them metalcore.

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06
Aug
11

Beer Snobbery 4

Getting drunk all by yourself in bars will at some point lead to a stranger telling you that duplicate beer is sold all the time in this country. The much cheaper maal comes from other territories and is stocked by bars, pubs and restaurants because it means a bigger profit margin to them. Most of us may not realize it, but if your third or fourth bottle of lager tastes a bit different, chances are it’s the fake stuff. The ones who can understand this taste difference will have their query laughed off because they’ve had a few, and this is what happens all over India. I’ve had Kingfisher that tasted weird in a hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan three years ago – I mean, it tasted weirder than Kingfisher does. This has been happening with ‘imported liquor’ for years; the branded scotch you pay big bucks for isn’t the real thing, and even the guy who owns or runs the liquor store may be unaware of it. To be on the safe side, what you can do is drink beer than cannot be duplicated. Just a few sips of Fuller’s London Pride Ale and Brooklyn Lager will tell you that some things cannot be duplicated. Cloned, yes… duplicated, no. Because if someone who wants to get rich quick could brew something of quality that high, they’d have their own brand out there. Even that fat booze baron Vijay Mallya can’t do it, and is taking over Heineken (the Kingfisher of its nation) because he is a boob.

Here’s how to not be a boob: Don’t go to the ‘official’ Mumbai Oktoberfest organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Whatever. I was there last year and it was an overblown event held to squeeze money out of people who thought they were being a part of something great by being there. On the last day of the event, people had to drink Kingfisher with the money they’d spent and learned nothing about German culture.

The Indo-German Chamber of Shit has started sending out emails to get people to make reservations for Oktoberfest 2011. They’ve stated in the email that it’s going to be 30,000 rupees (+ service tax) for a table of ten, but haven’t mentioned which German beers they’ll be pilaoing people this year. My guess is it’ll be the same beers they were trying to promote last year in the name of German culture. So, don’t be a trendy kid and fall victim to the hype, and don’t forget the official Oktoberfest is organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, which means they care about money more than anything else, and that they don’t really give a shit about beer or culture or you.

Oktoberfest 2011 you can celebrate by drinking the German Wheat Beer from Doolally – you can do this by going to the microbrewery in Pune or by visiting a pub that stocks their beers. Or you can go to Gurgaon because it has six microbreweries. Or you can buy beers of your choice from any Living Liquidz outlet in Mumbai and stay home. Just don’t settle for Kingfisher this year. Prost, ladies and gentlemen!

MORE LINKS:
The Best Beers In India
Beer Snobbery 1
Beer Snobbery 2
Beer Snobbery 3




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