Following on from his 2020 EP ‘Runes’, Lord Gothaur and his one man Black Metal/Ambient project Burgûli returned in 2022 with a new demo entitled ‘Abans que ens engoleixi la llum’ which was released on CD through Base Record Production.
I bleated on (Pun intended) about the vocal work of Lord Gothaur during my review of his ‘Runes’ EP, likening them to a constipated goat. However, the musical output was decent and if you could block out the vocals you had a half decent chance of enjoying the release.
Well you can scrap that notion for this ‘Abans que ens engoleixi la llum’ demo. Here, Burgûli plummets to new lo-fi depths with some of the worst drumming I’ve ever heard, a stodgy bass tone and awful riffs. This is a mess, and whilst it sounds like the goat spirit inhabiting his body has finally had a shit, the resulting croaky mess is no better.
Somebody get me this part of my life back.