Mentor are a band from Poland that h as had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of black, thrash metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2021 album "Wolves, Wraiths and Witches" which will be released in November by Pagan Records.
A very dark and heavy thrash metal sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals a re a mixture of blackened metal screams and hardcore style shouts along with the music also capturing the raw aggression of punk rock .
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the music also adds in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also bring in more of an 80's retro metal punk style along with one track also introducing death metal growls onto the recording, when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard and as the album progresses a brief use of clean vocals can also be heard.
On this recording Mentor goes for more of an old school mixture of black, thrash metal and hardcore punk. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and B-Horror Movie themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mentor and if you are a fan of black, thrash metal and hardcore punk, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satan's Snake Handlers" "Creature Feature" "Blood is Love" and "Sealed In A Tomb". 8 out of 10.