This is a really splendid album. Of course the twenty minute long 夢邀 (广寒 / 仙游 / 南柯) is just so outstanding that nothing really compares with its meandering in and out of melancholy and back to total distress. Some of the other tracks are really excellent but this album is worth buying just for 夢邀 (广寒 / 仙游 / 南柯). Andy
Bandcamp has been a Pandora’s box for discovering and unearthing new acts. Zuriaake is no exception. This has been on repeat since purchasing it last night. Some might find it strange or odd, but hearing this brand of music coming out of China is that much more special for me, and this act clearly has a full grasp of what it should be, what it should sound like, and what it means for them in return.
At times it reminds me of a more stripped down version of Summoning (Lugburg era) and in no way is that an insult to either group. Truly, this is one of the best albums that I have had the pleasure of coming across here on Bandcamp. To shorten up my impression, it’s wall to wall praise for anyone who wishes to submerse themselves with an album that delivers a great atmosphere and experience for the listener. Cheers! Rick Barrios
Three absolutely massive, epic tracks that blend elements of black metal, melodeath, and traditional Chinese folk music. Think Dimmu Borgir meets Panopticon meets Chthonic meets Strapping Young Lad.
The metal tracks are punctuated by quiet, atmospheric pieces mostly executed with folk instruments. There's a little more of this kind of thing than I usually like in a metal album, but they're extremely well-done and they set the tone for the harsher music perfectly. Justin