MANDATORY (Malaysia)
Psychic Scream Entertainment, 1999

I got this CD long time ago and wanted to publish this review together with the interview I made. Since I don't know how many years MANDATORY will take to answer it, so I just put it now. I couldn't believe that they come from Malaysia if I listen to the CD without looking to the CD booklet. Semi melodic brutal death metal, with few keyboards, a killer vocal and great sound. The music is death metal, a bit brutal and with few melodic solos. I remember listening Mandatory in Panggilan Pulau Puaka 1 in 1997/98 (didn't remember the year) and am truly surprise with the band today. They have progress a lot. They are definitely among the best Malaysian band nowadays. I still think without the keyboard, the music will be a lot better.