Sunday, April 20, 2008
Neoshark - The Extreme Purgatory (2006)
Neoshark are a metal band from Taiwan. In in an interview I read with them Neoshark stated that they were a Chinese metal band which shows where they stand on the issue of Taiwan's independence. There is a New Zealand connection here because at one point this band had a drummer from Hamilton, NZ.
Neoshark have recently changed their English name to Temple of The Brain, which isn't as catchy as their original name or as close pronunciation wise as their original name however it is very close to the meaning of their Chinese name.
Musically this band are heavily influenced by Sepultura, Slipknot and Biohazard. The song Democracy Terrorist which is only the only song on this release entirely in English sounds like it could have come off Sepultura's Chaos A.D. album. The lyrics "Leave peace alone, you fuckers" from the song Democracy Terrorist gives an insightful view of both this band's stand on Democracy and Terrorism.
You can have a sneak preview of this album by listening to the songs on the band's myspace page.
Other than Democracy Terrorist all of the seven song name's are in Chinese and I'm presently too lazy to translate.
Download The Extreme Purgatory