Chthonic - Acoustic Song Released

Chthonic, the Taiwanese melodic black metal band, has released its acoustic version music video for "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace", while officially releasing its acoustic album Timeless Sentence. The metal band's first attempt in unplugged folk music was joined by award-winning Japanese singer Chitome Hajime, who took the Taiwanese audience by surprise with her "East Asian island way of singing". You can give the song a listen down here.

It took Chthonic one full year to rearrange 11 of its classic metal songs to an acoustic version. In the new album, you will not only be able to hear Freddy's clear voice, but also Doris' singing. Traditional Asian instruments include moon zither and erhu are used to give is a special Asian touch on top of it, the East Asian characteristics further stands out with the sound of Chitose Hajime.

"Different from unplugged/acoustic music by western rock bands, Chthonic hopes to present the unique East Asian island style," said Doris.

Chitose Hajime, on the other hand, lauded "Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace" as a very beautiful song, but added that it's too difficult for her to sing in Taiwanese, "I want to practice my Taiwanese so that one day, I may sing for those fans in Taiwan."

The unplugged album Timeless Sentence is out in Taiwan since December 29th, and will be launched in Japan and other countries by the end of January.

Band profile: Chthonic
Posted: 31.12.2014 by BloodJuNkie


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31.12.2014 - 12:28
I don't normally do acoustic albums, cause I just find them boring, but being a huge Chthonic fan I am biased, but this does sound great! Will definitely be picking this album up come Jan/Feb. Hope they did an acoustic version of Quasi Putrefaction and Southern Cross too.
31.12.2014 - 16:18
Weirdo of MS
This will be interesting. Perhaps better than the album itself?
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31.12.2014 - 16:38
Sounds really good, as good as the original
31.12.2014 - 18:21
Great acoustic cover, the Takao and Kaoru covers are equally as good too. Those beautiful oriental tunes
31.12.2014 - 21:06
Would be nice if the band released a fully acoustic\folk side project. Kinda like Gaahl and Kvitrafn with Wardruna.
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