Bréag Naofa, proponents of a sludge post metal rather personal, appear from the musical forge of Seattle. The band has to its credit two full lengths and some split albums and, in the light of what is contained in this ep entitled Cearo, it will be the case to recover as soon as possible such works: in fact, Bréag Naofa (in Gaelic means more or less sacred lie) with these two long songs show how sludge does not have to be necessarily monochrome or based mostly on a rough and powerful impact. Especially the crescendo that characterizes The Morning Of is the distinctive element of one of the most beautiful songs listened to lately, with its liquid post-metal that develops with patience giving beautiful melodies, even when the band raises the engine revs to the maximum, what happens instead for the entire duration of Phosphorus, much more driven at the rhythmic level but equally enveloping in its procession more linear but no less intense. The sextet, which uses a triple guitar, surprises and convinces with an interpretation of great maturity, fully expressed through a melodic research that is always put before the obsessive riffing that usually characterizes the sludge. Cearo turns out to be the ideal spring to eviscerate what has already been done by Bréag Naofa, appreciable also for their dramatic lyrical proposal, which turn out to be not only an interesting and futuristic prospect but a reality already made, accomplished and absolutely to be brought to the knowledge of those who want to enjoy angry music but at the same time able to move and make people think.
2017 – Independent