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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tengger Cavalry/Cian Bi/Napalm Records/2018 CD Review


  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. 


  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tengger Cavalry Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Sure. After the new release of 2015, I am preparing to re-build the band in United States and tour. So far we still couldn't perform yet, but I believe we will be ready to charge very soon!

2.So far this year you have released a full length, a single and also have been a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound of the newer music?
The new music is more soundtrack feeling I would say. I intentionally limit the use of lyrics, giving more space for musical arrangements and instrumentation. I want to keep experimenting new stuff rather than repeating the previous work.

3.Your lyrics cover Shamanism., Tengrism and Mongolian Shamanism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
I always connect with nature and animals, and that's where i find my inner peace. Shamanism is all about worshiping nature, sky, etc. So I studied it and practice it.

4.Also the band is named after Tengger, a sky father from the Shamanism of your homeland, are you also familiar with the mythology of other cultures and also how would you compare the Eastern and Western Mythology's?
Yes I like Celtic paganism and Viking paganism. They all worship nature. But the difference between western shamanism and eastern shamanism is, I personally think, eastern is more like mono, and western is more poly. Tengger is considered the one dominant god of the nature, while in western paganism there are a bunch of gods that work separately to keep nature functioning.

5.Originally the band started out as a solo project, what was the decision behind hiring a full time line up?
People keep giving me feedback that they loved the music and they REALLY want to see us on stage. So that's basically the main motive.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We played once in Strawberry Festival in China, where millions of people visited the festival per day. I remember thousands of audience head banging with our music. It is beyond awesome.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, once we are ready for it, we will try to tour in US, starting with Eastern Coast.

8.You where recently part of a split that was released on Mongol Metal, can you tell us a little bit more about this label and your contributions to the split?
This label is run by me myself. I want the world to know that there is a new oriental genre rising. People keep asking why there is no Asian metal, and this is my answer to the world.

9.Your current full length was released on Metal hell Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
MHR is an independent heavy metal label in Minnesota state. We have been working with them for 4 years and it went pretty well. Looking forward to release more stuff in the future.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of folk metal?
People find our stuff very original and refreshing. They never experienced something like this before.

11.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
Not really.

12.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I couldn't say yet. I guess the day when we walk into the studio, our emotion and experience will decide what new sound we will have for the new release.

13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Many European folk metal bands like Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Turisas, etc. Also new-folk and soundtrack music influenced me a lot.

14.What are some of your non musical interests?
I ride horse and do boxing. I like sports.

15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you so much for the great opportunity to interview us. It is a pleasure to share the story of Tengger Cavalry
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Tengger Cavalry/Nine Treasures/Ego Fall/Mongol Metal/Mongo Metal Records/3 Way Split Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  3  way  split  between  Inner  Mongolia,  China's  Tengger  Cavalry,  Nine  Treasures  and  Ego  Fall  called  "Mongol  Metal  which  was  released  by  a  label  that  also  shares  the  same  name  of  the  album  and  we  will  review  the  songs  from  Ego  Fall  first  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  folk  metal,  melodic  death  metal  and  metalcore.

  A  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  starts  off  their  first  song  along  with  some  tribal  beats  and  melodic  yet  heavy  riffing  and  the music  also  mixes  in  folk  instruments  that  also  gives  their  song s more  of  an  ethnic  feeling  and  the  vocals  have  some  type  of  shamanistic  style  chanting  and  they  also  bring  in  black  metal  screams  and  some  of  their  songs  mix  in  growls  and  elements  of  melodic  death  metal  and  metalcore  along  with  a  touch  of  electronic  music  and  the y also  add  in  a  small  amount of  guitar  leads, spoken  word  parts  and  female  vocals,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  ethnic  themes  of  their  homeland.

  In  my  opinion  Ego  Fall are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  metal  band  with  elements  of  black,  melodic  death  metal  and  metalcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band  and  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wind the  Horn"  and  "The  Legend".

  Next  up  is  Tengger  Cavalry  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  folk  and   melodic  death  metal.

  Acoustic  guitars  and  ethnic  instruments  start  off  their  first  song  along  with  some  folk  music  elements  and  heavy  guitars  as  well  as  some  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  elements  of  melodic  death  and  modern  metal  at  times  as  well  as  balancing  out  both  the  folk  and  heavy  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody,  talent  and  skill,  the  production  sounds  very professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Tengrism,  Shamanism  and  Mythology.

  In  my  opinion  Tengger  Cavalry  are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  metal  band  with  a  touch  of  black  and  melodic  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "War  Horse"  and  "Legend  of  Horseback".

  Next  up  is  Nine  Treasures  a  band  that  plays  folk  metal.

  Bass  guitars  start  off  the  first  song  along  with  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  the  music  starts  to  get  heavier  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  the  vocals  they  use  are  in  more  of  a  folk  metal  direction  and  they  also  mix  in  acoustic  guitars  and  folk  instruments  in  with  the  heavy  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Mongolian  Folklore.

  In  my  opinion  Nine  Treasures  are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fable  of  Mangas"  and  "Sonsii".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  folk  metal.  8  out  of  10.    

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