Tengger Cavalry are a band originally from China but now resides in New York and has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that takes Mongolian folk music and mixes it with melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Cian Bi" which will be released on February 23rd by Napalm Records.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some stringed instruments a few seconds later along with some Mongolian style shamanistic chanting a few seconds alter which also is mixed into the heavier sections of the songs a few seconds later along with a great amount of folk instruments.
Vocals bring in a mixture of spoken yet shamanistic chants and high pitched black metal screams which also add in touches of black metal along with some clean vocals also being used at times while blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion when they are finally added onto the recording and as the album progresses a small amount of electronic music elements can also be heard, acoustic guitars are also used briefly.
Tengger Cavalry creates another recording that remains true to t heir mixture of Mongolian folk music, melodic death and black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Tengrism, Shamanism and Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Tengger Cavalry and if you are a fan of folk, melodic death and black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cian-Bi(Fight Your Darkness)" "Electric Shaman" "The Old War" and "One Track_Mind". 8 out of 10.