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Takasago Army
     

Takasago Army

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by Chthonic
 
With a dizzying blend of power metal and symphonic black metal, Taiwanese metal band Chthonic take on their homeland's history once again on their sixth studio album, Takasago Army. With a narrative based on the story of the Takasago Volunteers, a group of guerilla fighters in the Japanese Imperial Army who were recruited from the

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With a dizzying blend of power metal and symphonic black metal, Taiwanese metal band Chthonic take on their homeland's history once again on their sixth studio album, Takasago Army. With a narrative based on the story of the Takasago Volunteers, a group of guerilla fighters in the Japanese Imperial Army who were recruited from the Taiwanese aboriginal tribes during the Second World War, the story helps to create an atmosphere of violence, death, and conflict that just feels natural among the crawling guitar work and gloomy synthesizers. While the album certainly delivers on the darkness, it manages to keep from being too suffocating thanks to the band's bombastic power metal, allowing songs like "Oceanquake" to give listeners a respite from the ever-encroaching blackness. Aside from a pair of instrumental tracks, Takasago Army is a pretty relentless ordeal that assaults metal fans with a nearly endless barrage of thundering double-kick drums and crunching guitar heaviness. Add Chthonic's use of traditional Taiwanese instruments on songs like "Legacy of the Seediq" and you have an album that will satisfy any black metal fan who's looking for something a little different to add to their rotation.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2011
Label:
Fontana Universal
UPC:
0602527727790
catalogNumber:
7790
Rank:
51187

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Performance Credits

Chthonic   Primary Artist
Freddy Lim   Vocals,Group Member
Jesse Liu   Guitar,Group Member
CJ Kao   Synthesizer,Group Member
Yu Tien   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Su-Nung Chao   Guest Appearance
Pitero Wukah   Flute,Spoken Word,Guest Appearance
Doris Yeh   Bass,Group Member
Dani Wang   Drums,Group Member
Chan Ya Wen   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Chthonic   Composer,Producer
Freddy Lim   Composer
Jesse Liu   Engineer
CJ Kao   Engineer
Yang San Lang   Composer
Rickard Bengtson   Producer,Engineer
Oink Yang-De Chen   Artwork
Na Ka Nuo   Composer
Luxia Wu   Engineer
Joe Henley   Composer
Chih-Wen Chuang   Video Director

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