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  • I don’t normally write reviews but this album is so great that I was compelled to promote it in any way possible. For fans of Chthonic this is no surprise as all their albums are solid from front to back. For anyone who is into symphonic black metal or metal period, I highly recommend this cd. It is full of aggresive guitars, beautiful arrangements, pounding drums and shrieking black metal style vocals. But the real treat for me was all the hena work on the songs. It is a traditional Taiwanese instrument with two strings and played with a bow. It really sets Chthonic apart from the Cradle of Filths and Dimmu Borgirs and the like. Chthonic even add some politically motivated lyrics on songs like “Unlimited Taiwan” and “Sing Ling Temple”, calling for the admission of Taiwan into the U.N. and W.H.O. and referencing the 228 massacre, an anti government uprising in the 1940s. Buy this album! You will not regret it.

    Posted on December 11, 2009