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- HOLYARROW (CN) - My Honor Is My Loyalty 吾之榮耀即吾之忠誠 7"EP
HOLYARROW (CN) - My Honor Is My Loyalty 吾之榮耀即吾之忠誠 7"EP
PEST-330 | EP | 7"Vinyl
This EP will NOT release other format
Shipping date: 2/28/2023
"My Honor Is My Loyalty" is dedicated to Chinese ground forces during the WWII
"March To The Sky" is dedicated to Chinese airforce during the WWII
Battle hymns, full charge, deathward hymns of invigoration for those undeviating youths who had just shed off their juvenile skin in exchange for uniforms and emblems symbolizing the collective valor --- shapeless armors bequeathed by their commanders, as proofs that they had been taken in, that they had been recognized and recruited with the mightiest esteem and earned their qualification, through not only the countless hours of the strictest and the most excruciating training and militant disciplines --- the Spirit of Huangpu --- but also out of their unsullied hearts, wherein blood pelting like vernal rains, asserting unyieldingly their resolution as the newest members of the resistance force. Against the malevolent enemies sailing from the East Sea, who had turned the ports and villages --- Their own homelands! those youths thought as they took their vow --- into a merciless slaughterhouse; to resist, with a full charge, for their homes, their families, for their Motherland. As the audacious gale swept up their battle flags, their warrior spirit --- inherited from those thousands of ancestors who had perished self-willingly for the same cause --- aroused and gathered, like a flock of eagles, the bravest kind; they were ready for the bloodshed, they were ready for their end, their death --- getting pierced, tramped over, beheaded, or pulverized --- There will be no fear, for we are ready, with a full charge, those youths thought as they took their vow. The Spirit of Huangpu cast one last ray of glory onto their steel-like faces --- To resist, with a full charge, for our families and Motherland, there will be no fear or remorse --- For Our Honor is Our Loyalty, For Our Loyalty is Our Honor.
Marked by the two military anthems starting off each track, the latest EP from the well-established Chinese Epic BM Division HolyArrow boldly declare a new era for the band's creative activities: naturally progressing from the ancient warfare in previous dynasties, their latest EP, titled My Honor is My Loyalty, moves the stage towards the wars of China's self-awakening and independence in the early 20th century. Dedicated to and commemorating the Chinese Ground Forces and the Chinese Airforces during WWII respectively, this EP's two tracks both thematically and musically chronicle the events leading towards the gruesome Amoy Operation (May 10th - 16th, 1938) at the beginning of the War of Resistance against the Japanese Invasion: HolyArrow relatively downplay their trademarked folkish approach in terms of riffwork, while shifting towards a more militant and aggressive style is reminiscent of their related DeathThrash project Rupture, together with well-written melodies inspired by military anthems at that time while quoting poems written by the Airforce martyr Chen Zhen-He. For long-time fans of HA, this would be a surprising but promising breath of fresh air --- this EP is a glimpse into HolyArrow's next era and upcoming third full-length.