ASTAROTH (Malaysia)
They have demo tapes released but I don't know whether this is their latest demo. The band is featured in some local zine and I guess the editors are exaggerating about ASTAROTH. "Great sound quality, play like Dark Funeral" are some of the good words I remember. The demo cover is primitively done (hand-written) with satanic insignia, the music? 3 fair sounding track. Not as good as others say. The drum sound is not the kind I can hear. They do not sound like Dark Funeral because the songs are lack of speed. I would rather say they have a mixture of old Bathory and Greek black metal. Mid-pace black metal with an acoustic passage without an interesting idea.