• The cover of Sunesu Cavalry

Another discovery I owe to the blog Invisible Oranges, Tengger Cavalry is a one-man band from Beijing that combines death metal and Mongolian folk music: “Tengger” is a sky god worshipped by ancient Turkic peoples as well as the name of a desert in Inner Mongolia. The IO post I’ve linked to focuses on 2010’s Blood Sacrifice Shaman (and you should definitely listen to the two songs embedded there), but Tengger Cavalry released two more albums on Dying Art in November 2011: Sunesu Cavalry and the mostly acoustic The Mantra.