Yudhistira Agato (The Jakarta Post)
Tue, April 5, 2022
Under the name Pure Wrath, Januaryo Hardy has released a melodic record that seeks to capture the pain of survivors of the 1965 massacres in Indonesia.
Bekasi-based Jano Hardy has been writing and performing metal music since he was in high school. Over the past decade, his many solo metal projects have earned him the respect of local heavy music fans as well as overseas touring opportunities.
Brooklyn-based heavy metal website MetalSucks named Januaryo’s black metal project Pure Wrath as one of Southeast Asia’s top 10 black metal bands. And the 28-year-old’s latest outing in the Pure Wrath project, titled Hymn to unhappy heartsreceived even wider exposure, thanks to its excellent craftsmanship and grim depiction of the Indonesian massacres of 1965, a dark chapter in the country’s history.
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