Mongol are a band from Alberta, Canada that plays a mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Warrior Spirit" which will be released in April.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some black metal style screams that also add in a touch of death metal along with a few growls and clean singing is also used at times while the riffs gives the songs more heaviness and after awhile elements of folk are mixed in with the heavier sections of the music.
Folk instruments can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while certain sections of the tracks have a dark age feeling and back up shouts are also used briefly and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Mongol plays a musical style that takes Mongolian folk music and mixes it with black and melodic death metal to create something very different, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Mongolian and Tengrism themes.
In my opinion Mongol are a very great sounding mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "River Child". 8 out of 10.