Thursday, July 29, 2010

SINGHASARI "Promo 02/10"

SINGHASARI "Promo 02/10"
Nationalists bands are everywhere, even in Malaysia. But that's not the topic of discussion here, my reviews are; always. On the music itself, this 3-track promo is what I would refer to as Eastern black Metal, in and out. You should look no further than AS SAHAR (again) for inspiration. Listen to the guitars, they're such a norm in the local scene, or to some extent the primitive-inclined Southeast Asia sounds. SINGHASARI displays the elements that possibly only the eastern bands will proudly call their own, and there's no intention of straying into other territories at all. They stand comfortably in and within the realm, so much that I think that's their intention anyway, coupled with the Malay-lyrics and such. This promo is not for sale apparently, and is limited to 30 copies. Enquiries are to be forwarded to these addresses.


A compilation of the bands within the Darah & Maruah PST (sorry, I know shit about it, so don't ask). Again, this is a promotional compilation and is not for sale. Six bands all in all, namely VETIS, DEXEKRATORS, STEEL CRESCENT, WRAITH, MARUAH, and CHAINS. Ok, the bad sound will affect my review nevertheless, it's important to not that. I found DEXEKRATORS, VETIS sound a bit similar to each other, VETIS being more 'thrash' while DEXEKRATORS has this 'bestial' vibe going on. STEEL CRESCENT is a heavy Metal band that stays generic and ordinary-sounding. MARUAH is a kind of punk/oi! band with penchant for heavy Metal-ness. CHAINS are blessed with the better production here, and they're thrash as predictable as it could be. WRAITH presents a cover song, so I couldn't be assuming just by that, isn't it? It takes more that this Promo for me to make a properly thorough listening. This is not enough for now.