From The Bogs Of Aughiska are a band from Ireland that plays a mixture of black metal and dark ambient and this is a review of their 2019 album "Mineral Bearing Veins" which will be released on March 29th by Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
Classical guitars start off the album along with a brief use of water and avant garde sounds before going into more of a heavier musical direction. Ambient style synths are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and when the music speeds up blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very distorted yet chaotic style and they also mix the nature and ambient elements in with the heavier sections of the music at times.
Spoken word parts can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars and clean vocals can be heard as well as the music also getting more experimental. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover cursed fairy trees, dark underground cave systems in the Burren, isolation and Irish superstition themes.
In my opinion From The Bogs Of Aughiska are a very great sounding mixture of black metal and dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Poll An Eidheain" "The One Whitehorn Bush" and "An Spealadir". 8 out of 10.