Tag: Taiwan

Views from the Pit: ChthoniC – Battle at Sing Ling Temple

A heavy metal concert in front of such a traditional venue as a temple may seem strange and in fact quite an impossibility in Singapore. But certainly not for Taiwanese premier extreme metal act ChthoniC, having recently concluded their trilogy of albums based on one place (Sing Ling Temple) with their latest album, Takasago Army. Having …

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Interview with Solemn

Since their last performance in Singapore in 2010, Taiwanese melodic death metal band Solemn has seen a shift in their lineup, with new vocalist Yi and drummer Shiauyu now included in the band. We talk to them to find out how the change in lineup came about and more.

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Interview with ChthoniC

With a brand new image, ChthoniC returns this year with the final part of the trilogy started by 2005’s Seediq Bale. Takasago Army sees the band further polishing their sound, yet retaining the musical edge that made them so special in the first place, the oriental elements. We talk to Jesse to find out more.

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Album Review: ChthoniC – Takasago Army

ChthoniC [Taiwan]
Takasago Army
2011
Full Length
Spinefarm Records
Melodic Black Metal
7.7/10

Ditching the image that they had in 2009’s Mirror of Retribution in favour of less make up and face paints, Taiwan’s ChthoniC returns this year with their brand new effort Takasago Army, marking the end of a trilogy …

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Interview with Inferno Requiem

Unlike the more popular acts coming out of Taiwan such as ChthoniC and Anthelion, both playing symphonic-styled black metal, Inferno Requiem presents the other face of the country, with its cold, bleak and raw black metal. Despite only having 1 release when it disbanded, the album has certainly showed what Inferno Requiem is capable of. …

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