Briargh is the blackened pagan folk metal act by Morbid Shrine's owner Dux Briargh. Influenced by acts like Burzum and Drudkh he started working on this project years ago. To me, it sounds like a very old school black metal album with several folk influences thrown in, which obviously is a good idea. It's been awhile since I heard something like this and I have to say, I'm glad this album reached me.
What I like most about this album, is the combination of bleak black metal and the warm sound of the instruments. It's an odd contradiction but one that works very well. This isn't a mere blast-beats driven piece of black metal but a melodic and mysterious sounding version of the genre, highlighting in songs like 'El Llanto del Bosque' and 'Dubos Etenos'. Often I'm reminded of acts like Bergthron, Windir or Falkenbach.
I really think it would be a shame if this album wouldn't get much attention. It is a very strong example of a strange and underrated subgenre. So yes, I would like to recommend it to all the black metalheads out there, certainly the ones who love a bit of paganism and melody in their music. Nice work...