Aubzagl are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very aggressive and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 ep "Eilifa Aubzagl".
A very dark sounding intro starts off the ep before going into a heavier musical direction while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Clean playing can also be heard on a couple of tracks while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
At times the music gets very atmospheric sounding along with the vocals also getting deeper in some parts of the recording as well as some of the songs also adding in elements of post black metal. when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the ep progresses a brief use of noise elements can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and the closing track also adds in a small amount of whispered vocals. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropy, darkness, death and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Aubzagl are a very great sounding aggressive and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Hermit" and "The Adversary". 8 out of 10.