The sixth edition of "Metal Ostentation", Enclave Recordsí underground compilation series, follows the same path as the rest: all bands without contract, all kinds of styles and countries and a review from me, looking at every single band.
Endymaeria (Netherlands): melodic Black Metal with a lot of keyboards, which sometiems get a bit too loud, but good melodies and thanks to some violin at times almost with a medieval atmosphere, good one!
End My Sorrow (Denmark): sort of Gothic Metal with female vocals (in the chorus as duet), good lead guitars, varied, good!
Lost Eden (Japan): good Melodic Death Metalk with good melodies
Tribes Of Cain (Switzerland): good heavy Melodic Black Metal without keyboards
Dark Deception (Austria): brutal Death Metal combined with atmospheric passages
Schistosoma (Germany): rather dark Death Metal, pretty varied
Dying Message (Japan): musically pretty melodic with good guitar work, the rough vocals are almost unhearable, though
Darkrise (Switzerland): brutal Death/Grind
Edgecrusher (Belgium): extremely mediocre Death/Thrash
Aeon Vortex (France): good Gothic Black Metal with extensive keyboards, at times also some clear vocals
Melancolia (Canada): keyboardy Black Metal with a lot of melody and a few eruptions, vocals drown in the music
Skeptical Minds (Belgium): Industrial Dark Wave, elektronic in guitars and rhythm, but with crystal clear female vocals
Erazer (Netherlands): very average traditional Metal
Aces (Netherlands): Hard Rock in the style of the 80s, a bit dry, but not bad, production also very 80s
Estrepito (Luxemburg): bumpy Thrash
Slaughter Of Saints (Canada): brutal Death Metal with some Black Metal and Grind influences
Krocht (Netherlands): melodic Black Metal, definitely far too early for the band
Nyarlathotep (France): Black Metal with absolutely subterranean production
Very good beginning with ENDYMAERIA, END MY SORROW, LOST EDEN and TRIBES OF CAIN, then the quality goes down quite a bit and only AEON VORTEX manage to stand out. (Online September 25, 2006)