PANGGILAN PULAU PUAKA II
Psychic Scream Entertainment, 1999
The second part of this compilation featured some bands from Indonesia. I think this is a compilation that show what S.E.Asian capable of. All bands featured their best song and all are great for me ! MANDATORY comes with a new track, much better from the one they play in the first part of this compilation. TANDUS and NARSAMUM deliver an entertaining death/thrash (hopefully their upcoming stuff kills !) meanwhile KOFFIN KANSER and SENSELESS featured a track taken from their present release. Just an okay song since there are others song should be featured here instead of Traumatized and The Kill. End of Malaysian side and from Singaporean side, vocalist/guitarist from the cult black metal AS SAHAR play solo this time using the name ONE BARHIEL, contribute a great gothic/doom/death with both normal and growling vocals meanwhile DOXOMEDON delivers a powerful death/thrash metal. From Indonesia, TRAUMA and ADAPTOR plays brutal death metal but their style is different from each other. Another band is RADICAL CORPS plays somekind of technical mid pace death metal. To date, I find this compilation is a great showcase of S.E.Asian metal and everyone should get a copy. Nothing to waste since all tracks are jewel to me and not to mention the great layout designing of the CD inlay.
5/5

PANGGILAN PULAU PUAKA III Volume 1 
Psychic Scream Entertainment, 2000

Another great compilation from this label. It doesn't feature any rare songs. All are taken from the band's current release except HERRIOT (Malaysian melodic death), PAGANIZER (Swedish thrash) and BLOTSRIT (Swedish black metal). Their song are taken from their fortcoming release which definitely I should check ! Others are IMPIETY, MALEVOLENCE (Portugal, melodic death) , HERETIC ANGEL (Thai, death), GRINDBUTO (Indon, brutal death), KAMBING (Philippines, dark metal), MURDER CORPORATION (Swe, brutal death), RITUAL ORCHESTRA (Indon, black metal), MANDATORY (Malaysia, death metal) and MIND SNARE (Swe, brutal death) feature their best song from the current release. But I think TERROR SQUAD (Japan, thrash) should put other song instead of "Chain Of The Damned' ("Staright To Hell" or "Disco Bloody Disco" is much better). Meanwhile CORPORATION OF BLEEDING (Indon, brutal death) sounds okay this time. I had their album and the track here are taken from "Blood Feast". I remember that the sound of that cassette album is not as good as the one in this CD. If you wanted to have a sneak preview of the band's present release before buying it, this might be a good purchase. Eventough you already have the band's release this CD still remain a worth-buying item since almost all the songs are great. Also included are the band's bio, picture and logo in 8 page booklet. If not for this CD, I have to make my own compilation of good songs from the band's album/demo.
4/5

PANGGILAN PULAU PUAKA III VOLUME 2
Compilation CD
Psychic Scream Entertainment, 2000

This CD supposes to be reviewed together with volume 1 in our last issue but time didn't allow us to do so. Still maintaining the same booklet layout but I don't know exactly what is the aim of this compilation. Looking back to 2 previous chapter, it is more focusing on S.E.Asian bands and the 3rd one have add few non-SEA bands (but in PSE's rooster) but now... Maybe just another sampler? This volume features UNVEILED (Malaysia, brutal death, a song from their recent split CD with TRAUMA. At that time, it was not yet release.), EBWA (Philippines, melodic death, a song from their last demo), DYING EMBRACE (India...? Metal does exist everywhere), PRIMITIVE SYMPHONY (Sweden, death metal), DEAD SUN (Sweden, melodic death by members of PAGANIZER), SIGH (Japan. A song from PSE recently distributed "Scorn Defeat"), AVULSED (Spain, death metal with a song from "Stabwound..."), SURRENDER OF DIVINITY (Thailand, black metal, a track from their raw reh/demo. Killer!), TRAUMA (Indonesia, brutal death, from their spilt with UNVEILED), MURDER CORPORATION (Sweden, brutal death, a song from split CD with GRINDBUTO), BLUTTAUFE (German, black metal) and FENRIR (Singapore, melodic black/death). Some spelling mistake, which I think a pro-comp like this should not have. Good selection of previously released tracks and listening for the first time to these bands, urge me to check them out a.s.a.p. (DYING EMBRACE, DEAD SUN, BLUTTAUFE and AVULSED)
3/5

PANGGILAN PULAU PUAKA IV VOLUME 1
Compilation CD
Psychic Scream Entertainment, 2001

A new chapter of PSE most famous compilation and stated by them as local best selling extreme metal compilation, which I think right to certain point. With the name like PANGGILAN PULAU PUAKA is too catchy to be ignored. This time they have change the layout of the booklet but still all necessary info, logo and band pictures included. 11 bands and mostly are new bands with yet unreleased tracks. SURRENDER OF DIVINITY comes with a new song (maybe from their forthcoming debut CD) and still as great as before. DESTINY, a French band and surprisingly PSE's new signing. Mixture of C.O.F and brutal death metal but C.O.F. influence is too strong but still interesting to check their new CD. ISTIDRAJ (Singapore) has develop into fast black metal and much greater than their debut CD "Metafizika". MIND SNARE (Italy) presents a brutal death song from their debut CD release by PSE. 1 song from KOFFIN KANSER (read the review of "69"). INFERNAL POETRY, interesting Italian death metal band. What a surprise to hear MANTAK new song, probably taken from their soon release debut EP. Their black metal kills this time. Remember the time listening to their debut demo, which should get 1/5 in Steel Madness but now they are Sabah new hope in the metal scene. Perhaps SATANATION is Malaysian first electro-noise band and I think their EP release soon will be great release in the local scene. WAR 666, another Malaysian black metal didn't change a bit since I last heard their demo. Fast raw, Norwegian black metal. DEMIZER, another Sabahan band, interesting melodic death metal. Maybe not as fast as those Gothenburg bands but sound very promising. Lastly ZHALIM, Indonesian black metal band with a new song. Fast black and I wonder how they sound in their last demo released last year. This CD is a great purchase if you buy it quick. Some of the songs are new and I don't think it will be a rare song. I strongly believe it will be included in the band's next release.
4/5