Takasago Army

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  • Summary: Rickard Bengtsson produced the Taiwanese metal band's final release in its Souls Reposed trilogy of albums about the native Seediq tribe.
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  1. 80
    Chthonic offer up an exceptional album that is worthy of praise and closer inspection.
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    70
    The five-piece's dramatic Orient metal (their words) might not brace consistently but when it does it's unstoppable.
  3. Aug 29, 2011
    70
    At times, the album can be a little much; after the 17th grinding breakdown decked in plucking harp strings, things can blur together--but the things that make Takasago Army stand out are worth any flaws it possesses as an album (the weird jungle insert of "Root Regeneration" makes you feel like you're at a spa with the devil).
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    It's filled with plenty of fresh oriental tunes that will seduce your ears into a brief respite from traditional forms of metal.
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    While the album certainly delivers on the darkness, it manages to keep from being too suffocating thanks to the band's bombastic power metal.
  6. Kerrang!
    Aug 29, 2011
    40
    Impeccably executed as it all is, though, the songs lack genuine distinction and the whole thing plays out in a series of weary cliches. [13 Aug 2011, p.52]
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