This is another track from Mass Media Constant, the ten-song drum n' bass hybrid album released on Protagonist Records (protagonistrecords.net).
I started the song awhile back, actually as just a 14 or 15 second action film cue, for fun. You'll hear that in the first 14-15 seconds of the track. Then, as I was working on Mass Media Constant, I pulled up this work-in-progress and decided it might sound cool if I approached it in the style of Photek, who had an absolutely amazing DNB track in the 90s called "Ni Ten Ichi Ryu" which combined martial arts sounds and a Japanese influence with chopped breaks.
"Bushido Blade" is basically a tribute to that style. I was thinking of some sort of heated kung-fu showdown, but in a very modern action movie style, hence the heavy sampled breaks mixed with the massive Asian & African drums. It was a TON of fun to make, primarily because it's almost entirely based on rhythm alone (taikos, gongs, cymbals, metals, breaks) instead of harmony and melody.
Enjoy! Again, you can pick up the CD this track and Necromancy were featured on by going to protagonistrecords.net. It's only $7 for a full quality digital download.