Chthonic are a band from Taiwan that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being symphonic oriental black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Bu - Tik" which was released by Spinefarm US.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast b eats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring an atmospheric, dark, symphonic and oriental sound to the recording with some ethnic sounding folk instruments being utilized at times, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black metal guitar riffs that are more on the mainstream side of the genre while also mixing in more modern elements, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding extreme metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls to high pitched black metal screams as well as a brief use of clean singing and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover Taiwanese Myths and the tragic events in their country history, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chthonic and if you are a f an of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Supreme Pain For The Tyrant" "Rage Of My Sword" "Resurrection Pyre" and "Defenders Of Butik Place". RECOMMENDED BUY.