I play different kind of rock music and this is my go to china since four years. This is the second one I buy, because the first one broke on me after two years more or less (10cm crack between the edge and the body) but I bashed it a lot so I guess it lasted a while (I did not choke it so it is a realistic life span) . I love how it is a mix between a crash and a china, this makes it very versatile. I often use it as a second crash on the right side, and when hit at the same time as the other crash cymbal produces a very full, rich sound but still not too extreme. It is a loud cymbal nonetheless, and it cuts trough everything, but due to its size has a wide dynamic range and it's absolutely beautiful when played with mallets; has a nice bell too. If you want to add a new sound to your kit, but you are afraid that a china would be too extreme of a sound, try this Novo china, a very good compromise.