Review: Bròn – Fògradh (Scotland, 2014)

Wow, we’re just at my 5th review and I’m already at the 2nd Scottish act featured here, that’s interesting. Probably.
By the way, let’s get it started.

Bròn is a one-man band from Edinburgh, Scotland (UK). He released only the Fògradh demo, so far. We don’t know much about him, and actually it doesn’t really matter. What really does matter is that Fògradh is absolutely stunning.

What we have here it’s a long epic single track demo, that reaches almost 30 minutes in length. While listening to this almighty record we will go through an impressive sequence of evil black metal riffs, sick voices, surreal atmospheres and even soft and ethereal choirs. And as a plus, the production also sounds ok, at least fits properly the dark mood of this huge demo.

One of my favorite moment of this album is the beginning: soft voices, cold and ethereal, just to set up the mood of the entire song. And the mood is so scary and nervous here, but the worst (actually the best musically speaking) happens when all the instruments start.
You’re going to be tortured by harsh vocals and distorted guitars, and you won’t find any peace until the album will be over, after 28 long minutes spent through agony and pain.
But at that moment you’ll just open your eyes, take a deep breath and start Fògradh all over again; and trust me. You will do that.
Best new atmospheric black metal act of this year, period.



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TSL co-founder, co-owner, editor, CEO, reviewer, interviewer and writer. Basically I do a lot of stuff and I can’t get anything done well. I was born in 1991 and started loving music since 1981. Got my very first band in high school and now I play as a lonely dumbass in 3 projects: Chiral, Il Vuoto and |||. I listen to every kind of music as long as it is good and intense. Favourite genres include: everything as long as it’s good! (but also folk, black metal, 70-80’s rock and post-rock).

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