Folk metal band Mysterain have released a new Cantonese opera inspired single [China]. Further below check out a live video from the band’s performance at MIDI Music Festival recently. What you see the audience doing in this video is what every band’s goal should be. AMAZING.
“The new single combines Cantonese Opera, Chinese folk flute and melodic metal.
The lyrics, describe a famous true story which happened one thousand years ago. During that period, the north country “JIN” was invading mainland area “SONG”.
In the meantime, a woman who was born within military families and married General HAN was supposed to be at home. But she put on her armor and rode out on her warhorse to assist her husband fight against the enemy. In the end, she dies on the battlefield after her husband.
Her name is LIANG HONGYU.
In the middle of the single, Mysterain use a monologue to describe a great battle in the story:
“On a smoky river, Han and Liang was leading eight thousand soldiers against a hundred thousand “JIN”soldiers. Han Fight at the front while Liang was drumming. Finally, they repelled the enemy ten times but the battle continued for forty eight days!”