Boghaunter is the name of a small dragonfly found in Maine, and it was this particular insect that Michael Demers thought of when he had to choose a moniker for his band. As the musician himself has made clear, his inspiration comes from listening to doom and post metal in their different facets, drawing sap from the work of bands like Tyranny, Indian, Neurosis, Hamferd and Mournful Congregation, among others; the result is an excellent ep entitled Writhe, with which Demers (vocals and guitar), accompanied by friends Joshua Kelley (bass) and Logan Magnon (drums and vocals), offers about 25 minutes of varied and well constructed doom. The sound now moves as agile and light as a dragonfly, but just like the dragonfly, it suddenly becomes threatening, taking on those funeral sludge connotations that give Boghaunter more than just a quick mention. Writhe is the perfect example of the balance reached between light and darkness, oppression and serenity, in an alternation of feelings that are the very synthesis of the flow of existence.
2018 – Seeing Red Records