I think someone had made a thread about ChthoniC a while back, but it's long dead, and I assume this thread will soon go under within the next few days as well. But I figured I might as well give it a try and see if I can get at least a response or two.
So...anyone listen to them? In case you don't know (which I'm assuming most of you don't; Metal doesn't seem to be recieved well on AF in general ) Anthelion and ChthoniC are Taiwanese Black Metal bands who are recieving a lot of attention lately (well, at least ChthoniC), whether it be because of their particular genre, their look, or -in ChthoniC's case - their outspoken views on the whole China-Taiwan debate. Well, regardless of their political point of view, I find both bands' music to be fu-king awesome. Finally, we see some quality Asian Metal come from somewhere other than Japan. And props to ChthoniC being the first Asian band in general to play at Ozzfest.
Anthelion - Tomb of Broken Souls
ChthoniC - Quasi-Putrefaction
I'd love to see more Chinese/Taiwanese Metal bands recieving some attention, whether they be Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, etc. Chances of that happening any time soon seems slim though, since Chinese/Taiwanese media seems so focused on the teeny bop bubblegum pop music or hip hop and R&B. Still, ChthoniC and Anthelion are taking it into the right direction, especially with CthoniC trying to appeal to a wider audience around the world by touring in the U.S. and Europe.
So...Love it? Hate it? Let me hear what you think.