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DESPAIRANCE (Malaysia)
Cries Of Despair
Self-Released, 2001
5 tracks, 'hearable' sound, pro-release demo tape. The band formed in mid 2000 and this is their debut release. Thrash/death metal. The music is mid-paced most of the time, I guess they got it from Greek bands like old Rotting Christ. Too strong Greek sound, giving a little room for their other influences (as stated in the bio beside RC; Cromok, Sepultura, Paganizer). The songs are just okay. More improvements are needed for the next output. One of it is the drum I guess. I don't like what I hear. The last track on the tape is an instrumental song. The song is quite long but I don't see the importance of the song and actually don't understand why bands (as I have heard quite a lot) like to put such acoustic guitar songs. It does not show the guitarist have a good skill on guitar or capable of writing good songs. Just a plain boring song.
c/o Johan Khalidi, 49 Lorong Setiabistari 1, Bukit Damansara 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. despairance@catcha.com

2.5/5