In 2019, Andrew Markuszewski of Lord Mantis released ‘True Western Doom’ under the solo project Sonoran Rebel Black Magick, and not only is the album exactly as advertised by the title, he also basically just created a new genre.
SRBM combines doom, gently strummed acoustic guitars, sinister synths, pulsing beats, vocals ranging from metal screams to vocoder buzzes, and so much more. Everything is melded together to create a truly unique and fully formed aural experience.
It’s hard to even begin to explain the genres present on ‘True Western Doom’. At is roots, this is some strange, alien version of doom music birthed from the Arizona desert.
It’s vast, dark, and unpredictable as fuck. But an incredibly unique and exciting experience awaits anyone ready to get lost in this desert.