Mongol are a band from Alberta, Canada that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Return" which will be released in October by Sliptrick Records.
Mongolian folk instruments start off the album along with some epic sounding synths and throat singing a few seconds later while spoken word parts are also used briefly and they also mix the folk elements into the heavier sections of the music as well as the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
Black metals creams and death metal growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording along with some clean vocals also being used at times while the faster sections of t he songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, symphonic elements are also added into some parts of the music and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Mongol creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a Mongolian Prophecy on Genghis Khan making a return from the grave to conquer the world.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mongol and if you are a fan of folk, melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Return" "Amongst The Dead" "The Mountain Weeps" and "Warband". 8 out of 10.