Chthonic is a Taiwanese extreme metal band that combines the elements of traditional oriental folk music with metal music. The result is a delicate and destructive musical force that will blow your mind.
This year Chthonic released their 7th studio album titled Bú-Tik, a fierce and violent musical piece that tops on every way possible their latest album Takasago Army, which was considered by many as the best record the band has ever done. That album was a revelation for the metal community upon its release a couple of years back, and catapulted Chthonic to a different level, but Bú-Tik defined them as one of the heaviest and more creative bands out there.
Bú-Tik is not much different from Takasago Army itself, but it is a more crafted album, as the themes within it are more complex and more diverse than the ones on Takasago Army. We also can say that the band’s sound got to a consolidation point on which the use of oriental musical instruments is not alien to the music, but becomes a fundamental part of Chthonic’s style.
For Bú-Tik the band recorded not only one video clip, but three of them. The video clips show in a visual way the deep lyrical content of Bú-Tik. The video clips Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace & Supreme Pain For The Tyrant showed the band performing different styles of martial arts as the stories within them are the perfect scenario for that.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Doris Yeh, bass player of Chthonic. We talked about Bú-Tik, the video clips, their training for the video clips, and of course the possibility of a North American tour in the near future.