Bosque is a one-man project from Portugal, live aided by a drummer. The act has been around for quite some time now, but stubbornly holds on to the vintage, analog style of recording, hence the overall production quality. I don't think any computers or other electronics were used and I'm torn between two opinions about that aspect. On one hand, it sounds extremely genuine and personal. On the other hand, with a professional production this album could have been a blast.
The music on this album is pretty awesome, that's for sure. Three long tracks of despair, hopelessness, emptiness and nihilism appear on this album, each of them being a strong example of the funeral doom genre. Driving on slow, but methodical drums, the songs are intense riff-worshiping journeys, here and there accompanied by clean vocals. Those vocals sound equally melancholic and eerie as the vintage doom riffs.
They make me wish I was there when they recorded it. I feel like the whole thing was played live by member DM and the session drummer and recorded on tape, a bit like a live performance which I really wanted to see. If you like obscurity and the occasional slab of slow, bleak music, this certainly is something you need in your collection ànd you should try to witness this live one day. But still, a thicker production might have turned this into a doomed highlight.