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.