BARBATOS (Japan)
War! Speed And Power,
ISO666 Releases, 2001
35 minutes 12 tracks of alcoholic war metal. I haven't yet listened to Abigail, except for few tracks in some compilation. Barbatos is always being compared to Abigail in the zine/mag review. Barbatos is a solo project by Yasuyuki, so that's a strong reason of the similarity between the two bands. Barbatos have few demos and EPs released before. The music is like combination of rock, thrash, punk with black metal voice (not the usual one but sicker than that) and the lyrics is about sex, alcohol and war. Comes together with a neatly design 8 page booklet. This CD also includes some songs from their EP (with Damien of Ritual Carnage doing some vocals). I see no reason why you should not check this band out.
4.5/5