Aisling Dhorcha by Beithíoch (Atmospheric Black Metal, 2008)
1. Glór Cianaosta (Primeval Voice)
2. An Anaithnid Dorcha (The Dark Unknown)
3. Dornán Talaimh (A Fistful of Earth)
4. Oíche Bhithbheo (Immortal Night)
5. Arm na Déithe (Weapon of the Gods)
6. Solas na Geallaí (Light of the Moon)
7. Súil Bhaloir (Balor’s Eye)
8. Athbhreith Lasánta (Fiery Rebirth)
9. Ag Stánadh ar Shíoraíocht (Staring at Eternity)
Re-released in 2016 on CD by Aurora Australis Records.
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‘Aisling Dhorcha’ means ‘A Dark Dream Vision’ and is a story of overcoming darkness and the symbolic rebirth of the light.
An ‘Aisling’ is an ancient form of epic poem in the Irish language. The poems take the form of a dream with prophetic overtones in which the dreamer is visited by the image of an otherworldly woman.
In Aisling Dhorcha the story begins with an ancient, terrible voice calling to the protagonist. They follow the voice and fall into a dream, passing into another world – one in which the true darkness of the real world is revealed to them. They have learned the truth of life and death, but it sickens them with a deep fear which they must learn to overcome.