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Lavadome Productions & Metal 1on1 is proud to present a
an Ancient Oriental death metal act with their sixth EP
release << The Forbidden City >>
FFO: Nile, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Pathology,
Immolation, Ad Vitam Infernal
Band: Tzun Tzu
Home: Australia (Adelaide, South Australia)
Style: Ancient Oriental Death Metal
Title: The Forbidden City
Release: 31st January 2020
Label: Lavadome Productions
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: The guitar work, is filled with the blasting speed of adrenaline & brutality, that made up of sudden breakdowns, savage filling of technology, aggressive and epic imperial solos, with ravaging pickings of the bass.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: -Esque of the brutal death of indiscernible deep growls.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Thundering and blasting tempo drumming and incessant blast-beats.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: With only three songs, and ninjutsu at nineteen minutes of two old songs, now developed to display their potential at fullest, and a brand new song, each one with ancient-sounding passages intertwined with the modern-sounding music.
To be noted, on track two 'Kunoichi' approx the middle of the song, goes from technically brutal death metal to a Middle-Eastern sound of slow atmospheric death/doom metal (technical riffing) sounding.
Tzun Tzu delivers the listener with the most insane of heavy and bone-crushing death metal with an intriguing Ancient Japan & History on other Asian lands (epic) lyrical themes.
The band's name is an alternate spelling of the name "Sun Tzu", who was a Chinese military general who lived from 544 to 496 BC.
*full of adrenaline*
*entertaining* *powerful* * a true masterpiece* *brutal & atmospheric*
an imperial lion of
brutality music & ancient atmospheric sounding
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: This is a breathtakingly beautiful and epic painting of an Imperial Guardian Lion, which as a brutal look to it, but yet as a powerful intrigue look.
The full cover art captures the whole Asia/Chinese Imperial age and the band's epic lyrical theme. (please check out Alissa another work (links are above))
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Whole thing, the music, the ancient-sounding, artwork, songs etc.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none!
Don Taylor (vocals, guitar)
Nick Seja (vocals, lead guitar)
Adam Ritchie (bass, noise, programming)
Alan Catman (drums)
#01 The Forbidden City (05:12)
#02. Kunoichi (05:37)
#03. Ko'Muso (08:11)
Without Zen EP (2006)
Kunoichi EP (2008)
Tzun Tzu (Full-length) (2012)
Ko'Muso EP (2012)
The Assassin EP (2012)
The Decay of Golden Gods EP (2016)
The Forbidden City EP (2020)