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CHTHONIC IAN BU DVD REVIEW 2014

 

CHTHONIC

Ián-Bú

EAGLE RECORDS via SHOCK ENTERTAINMENT

FEBRUARY 24 2014

 

 

CHTHONIC opens up a whole new world of Metal for you in the visually stunning Eagle Records release "Ián-Bú", the latest DVD from the Taiwanese Metal collective.


If you’ve not heard of the band before or just have heard the name, this is as good a place as any to start. The DVD itself is their first video in six years and includes some stunning live footage as well as a whole heap of extras.


Starting with CHTHONIC's full performance at the 2013 Formoz festival in Taipei, Taiwan, where they were joined by the Chai Feng Traditional Orchestra, as well as renowned Taiwanese opera singer Tang Mei-yun for a collaborative rendition of the track "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace" it’s a visual spectacular that you’d be hard pressed to forget.


Live CHTHONIC sounds huge and their take on Metal sees elements of black metal working with epic choruses, traditional oriental melodies and dark vocals. Ntorious for their elaborate costumes, stage makeup and highly visual stage shows it’s a compelling live show.


As well as the live show the DVD includes several music videos from the band’s recently released "Bú-tik" album including: "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace", "Supreme Pain For The Tyrant", "Sail Into The Sunset's Fire", "Set Fire To The Island" and "Next Republic". It’s all martial arts, combat fighting, dance, high-wire and drama infused with World and local politics. If you want something completely different and visually stunning you’d be hard pushed to find anything that looks this good.




"Ián-Bú" breakdown + track listing:


01. Intro: Arising Armament
02. Oceanquake
03. Supreme Pain For The Tyrant
04. Next Republic
05. Takao
06. Broken Jade
07. Southern Cross
08. Sail Into The Sunset's Fire
09. Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace
10. Outro: Undying Rearmament

Bonus Features:


* Formoz Afterwords
* Chthonic Fashion
Music Videos
"Supreme Pain For The Tyrant"
"Sail Into Sunset's Fire"
"Next Republic"
"Set Fire To The Island"
"Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace"
* Behind-The-Scenes/Making-Of-Video
"Supreme Pain For The Tyrant"
"Sail Into Sunset's Fire"
"Defenders Of Bú-tik Palace"
* Interview w/ bassist Doris Yeh and director Vince Chuang

 

"Ián-Bú" will be available on DVD and Visual Digital formats via Eagle Records on February 25.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

CHTHONIC IAN BU DVD REVIEW 2014