Sonic Wave, 1998
I think Malaysian bands have an
edge over bands from Singapore in terms of sound quality and song structure.
This CD consists of 5 bands from Singapore with 2 tracks each and only Rudra
stands out in Sound Quality and song structure, proper audible parts and
defined music. Their song Aatma (meaning Soul in Hindi) is an awesome track
which starts off with a tabla (Indian classical percussion instrument) and
guitar as intro. Rudra has its roots in India no wonder their songs always
revolve around Gods and Godesses (India has truckloads of them!), leaving
that aside they are very good musicians and composers. Amongst the other 4
bands, I really could not differentiate between them as they all sound
the same (Thrash/Death). Nothing great about this compilation besides Rudra.
So if you've already heard Rudra this is not for you, if you havent heard
Rudra yet go out and buy an Album of theirs not this Compilation.
(p/s editor~ This compilation is quite old, released somewhere in 1998/99
and I think it is sold out except for the tape version)