Heavy metal has had a long influence in the Malaysian independent music scene. Unlike the Malay hard rock scene, the music and the bands of the metal genre never enjoyed a commercial break through locally, but their presence was certainly felt even though they were in the fringes. And it was during the 1990s that the counterculture heavy metal bands exploded unto the scene and saw the emergence of such bands as Cromok, Silent Death, Punisher and Sil Khannaz.
It’s been over a decade since the heyday of metal music but the legacies of such bands still remain though some of them today are largely inactive. That, however, has not stopped individual members from breaking out on their own and continuing what they have been doing since they started ... making music.