STORM OF NEBIULA 2 
Nebiula Productions, 1999
Another successful compilation, features many unreleased (and some are made only for this compilation) tracks. You'll see how bands can progress, how shocked we can be with one band new music style and some other surprises. MISTIK has progress immensely and their 2 tracks, Journey To The Forgotten Forest and Sial Batara are the best tracks for me in this compilation. Longer songs with dark keyboards, improved vocal style and songs are much interesting than the one in the EP. Death metal pioneer SILENT DEATH offers 2 new tracks, a bit different compare with their Break The Silence EP but still as great as the EP. HELOISA contributes 2 tracks taken from their Mirror Of Trinity album, melodic death metal. MESMERISED shows that Jaie of SIL KHANNAZ is a singer, can sing in clear, normal vocals. Great gloom project with Jadam of GORB/PROFANE CREATION. HAIL come from Singapore and plays raw black metal. Another raw black metal is ETERNAL THRONE but not as dry as HAIL, they have some slow parts while HAIL play fast from start to the end. Praised as god of black metal AS SAHAR, contributes one song, totally different style of what they called as E:Lust:Ronika @ goth rock. I can swallow this songs if I don't know whose playing it but realizing that it comes from AS SAHAR, it has taken me some times to throw away the prejudice I have on this band (well, what would say to once a band that once play thrash, then black metal and then rock ?). Another 2 tracks are from KING SHAH. I don't know what he's trying to do (said that he is experimenting his new guitar gadget/effect) although it is only a 1 minute-each experiment (recorded in one take only) and sounds weird, at the same time Elephant Tip Toe and Who The Hell Are You ? is also interesting. Only the cover inlay is not really satisfying though, the band's pictures as well as the info is not clear.
4/5

STORM OF NEBIULA 2002
Nebiula Productions, 2002
I am bit late on reviewing this CD. This is another volume of Storm Of Nebiula compilation series and this features tracks from the label's present and upcoming releases. Well, most of them have been released (it's me that is late in reviewing them). Unlike the previous volume, this one feature less exclusive tracks.7 bands, 11 tracks. A track each from Damien (from their debut MCD, band with members of Sil Khannaz), PYRON (from the debut EP) and VOCIFERATION ETERNITY (from the latest cass.EP). Others present 2 tracks; MANTAK (from debut cass.LP), AS~SAHAR, MESMERIZED and RASPATUL. The last three are exclusive, not yet released tracks. A bit info about them (review on other bands, you can read elsewhere in this zine); As~Sahar is still As~Sahar like you heard in "Intifada". Mesmerized no longer uses Jaie (Sil Khannaz's vox) as the vocalist. Jadam sings this time. The two tracks here are a bit eerie and darker which is much better than the debut CD and of course thousands of times better than the remix he did for some metal songs. RASPATUL is from Singapore playing death thrash. Sometimes it reminds me of their local Brutal Fear (r.i.p.) but only a little bit. I like to hear more from this band. Grab this CD if you want to hear Mesmerized and Raspatul.
3/5

STORM OF NEBIULA 2002
Nebiula Productions, 2002
WHOA!!!! This is one Asian Compilation thats gonna BLOW YOU AWAY. Some of the BEST Asian Mights (7 Bands - 11 Tracks) from Malaysia and Singapore show just what and how Metal is supposed to be. Other (poseur) Asian bands who are more towards the "glory" scene of metal should learn something from these bands. As Sahar (Death/Black), Vociferation Eternity, Mantak (Death), Pyron (Death) and Raspatul are Awesome, each perfected in its own style belting out tracks that'll make you wonder where these guys were for so long. Nebiula Records (nebiula@mailexcite.com) sure does a great job every now and then by showcasing these talented bands in their compilations. Vociferation Eternity's - Chant of Sadness is a perfect blend of Death/Black metal, one of the best songs I have heard from any Asian Band yet also As Sahar's - Polisi something.. I think it means FUCK THE POLICE (YEAH FUCK 'EM). A new band Raspatul (Thrash/Death) also promises us some good music in the near future with their tracks Menghitung Ajal and A.O.D. Also Mantak and Pyron seem to be promising. This Compilation is HIGHLY recommended to anyone who hasn't experienced the Asian Might yet and to those who have, this definitely is a collectors item. A professionally released CD with an informative inlay and stuff clocking 55 mins with 11 tracks.
5/5-Shanu