I am continuing my small trip in the Egyptian Rock scene. I bring to you today a nice musical taste of the Alfi & Samir band. If you like the acoustic emotional taste, you will be so excited to discover this band. The band is recently formed by Alfi Hayati who used to play Metal music with his band Hate Field, and Samir Nabil, the guitarist of post-Rock band Object Obscure. The band starts its journey by releasing their track ‘Last Day Alive’. I liked the name of the band, they simply combined their first names together.
Actually, this attracts our attention to the band’s theme, which is their real souls, their real personal issues and their own pain. Even the picture of the members is a really natural ordinary picture.
The track opens with smooth acoustic guitar tunes with a darkened pitch of vocals from 0:01 to 1:02 to reflect the bitter taste of your last day, and this atmosphere is repeated from 2:34 to 3:05 with the presence of the drums. At 1:03, the tunes become a little bit faster and the vocals become stronger and faster as well to reflect a storm and flow of memories and hopes you witnessed in your own life. Then, you will meet the same tunes from 3:09 to 3:57. In 2:02, the drums mixed with the sounds of the guitars and the music become more alive and higher, this is exactly what life is built of: white and black, sin and repentance, success and failure, sorrow and joy, lost and shelter, and glory and shame.
“Lose yourself for fame, only days to blame, leave your scars alone
Leave it all behind
Where it belongs
The road is really long
It made me realize
Choose your self a side then fill your self with pride
Face your fate alone
From where you belong
Play my song
Remember me for long”
A part from ‘Last Day Alive’ lyrics.
The track is closed with simple tunes of acoustic guitar to declare the end or the death of this human and to close the last chapter in his life. The calm emotional tunes of the guitars with catchy, attractive vocals is the healing music of the soul. I like the second part of the track, it touches my soul deeply. The rate is 9 out 10.