Mentira Mentira: “No Way Out”
México D.F.-based punk/punks Mentira Mentira (that’s “It’s a lie” twice in Español) have managed, with varying degrees of ferocity, to shred through genres as diverse as hardcore, psych, and Melvins-indebted sludge as if My War was theirs alone to fight. The new LP, No Way Out, is the most sonically diverse yet, with detours like a “Blitzkrieg Bop” cover and some righteous riffage in album-closer “Lars Hetfield” (get it?). Most indicative of a new direction, though, is the title track, which goes deeper into grunge and shoegaze than they usually dable. With tinges of Nirvana (frontman Gaby even sounds a little bit like ol’ Kurt at times), and a sneering psych-rock inflection, the track is dark and dire, with a record-defining hook. Do yourself a favor and grab the whole thing, though – for fans of music hard, heavy, and smart, Mentira Mentira, do it better than most.
Written by Nathan Reese