Boghaunter - Writhe EP (2018)
Making their debut with this two-track EP, the three-piece of Boghaunter makes up for that small number of songs in volume and length, splitting nearly half an hour between “Constellation Vows” and “Ordeals”. Lavishing a strong doom base with blackened vocals and deathly guitar-work, the band weaves back and forth between melancholy and anger, growing the presence of the main riffs and expanding the scope of their sound into a powerful swell. Careful deployment of each instrument within the songs, along with a great ear for the tone interactions, helps spice up the tunes, and for a first release, there's an impressive sense of direction and purpose to each of the tracks. Here's hoping that craftsmanship doesn't hold up a follow-up for too long, as the band gives the impression of having quite a bit more to say with their music. Check it out if you're in the mood for thoughtful doom with a harsh edge.
For Fans Of; Bell Witch, Disenchanter, Heavydeath, Toward Atlantis Lights, WarHorse