Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution

7.9 | 86 votes |
Release date: 10 August 2009
Style: Melodic black metal, Extreme power metal, Folk metal


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07. 1947
08. Forty Nine Theurgy Chains
09. Rise Of The Shadows
10. Bloody Waves Of Sorrow
11. Spell Of Setting Sun: Mirror Of Retribution
12. Unlimited Taiwan [bonus]

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Produced, engineered and mixed by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax)

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ChthoniCis approximately the Far East's version of Brit nasty, filthy, evil metallers Cradle Of Filth. And as their idols, the Taiwanese are an ever-changing band. While the brilliant Seediq Bale was a highly melodic, sorrowful search of mythical beauty mixed with the fury of a Chinese pagan storm, Mirror Of Retribution is a brutal meloblack album filled with raw riffs, bestial shrieks and uncontrollable blast beats. So, the essential question is: where is the symphonic black/folk band I loved so much? Where is the crystal clear production that made the erhu-keyboards combo send shivers down my spine? Where are Doris Yeh's soaring vocals that turned any bloody track into a sing-along? And what is this savage, raw, almost grindcore thing standing in its place? Let's face it: Mirror Of Retribution is ChthoniC's own version of Thornography.

published 21.09.2009 | Comments (5)

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15.09.2012 - 20:39
Rating: 7
Admittedly there are some impressive moments on this album as on 'Rise of the Shadows', but I feel as if the album is let down by those annoying vocals.
20.02.2014 - 14:11
Rating: 9
For this album,i feel that the vocals of the Taiwanese version is much better than the English version.
this doesn't happen in the other albums of them though.

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