Hamferð – “Támsins likam”

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Mar 182018
 

Faroaese doom metal band Hamferð return with the third part of their trilogy, Támsins likam, an album that is at once crushing and beautiful.

Often, where a band is from can have a great impact on their sound and  Hamferð  hail from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, which lie roughly between Norway and Iceland in the North Atlantic. Culturally, the islands have their roots in Nordic culture but due to the relative isolation, many of the movements that swept across Europe never made the jump to the Faroe islands, so they maintain a strong traditional culture that draws on stories of hardship, unpredictable weather, superstition, and history. Within this setting the band developed, forming in 2008 releasing one ep and two albums of a conceptual trilogy, Vilst er síðsta fet (ep, 2010), the critically acclaimed Evst (2013) and now, Támsins likam. As with previous recordings the band recorded at Studio Bloch in the Faroe Islands but this time had Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir) mix the album in his Dugout Production Studios.

Being that this is advertised as doom metal and given the sometimes what I imagine to be bleak environment the band  originates from, one can enter the listening experience with a good bit of expectation around what is to come.  Singer Jón Aldará described the album as marking “the beginning of the end. It’s the third and final part of our reverse chronological saga, which explores mortality and the perverting nature of loss through the lens of Faroese culture and mythology.”  Certainly heavy topics and the much like on the previous album Evst, the band delivers amazing performances filled with nuance and emotion, heavy and crushing, and yet, beautiful. Continue reading »

Jan 112018
 

Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album “Támsins likam” this Friday, January 12th, via Metal Blade Records!

The band has now released the third single taken off “Támsins likam”, scroll down to listen to ‘Stygd’!

At the same location you can watch the lyric video for the first single ‘Hon syndrast’ as well as the production video for the 2nd single ‘Frosthvarv’! Make sure to check out the pre-order section, you can purchase “Támsins likam’ in the following formats:

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Dec 052017
 

Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album “Támsins likam” January 12th via Metal Blade Records.

The band has now released a brand new video for the 2nd single ‘Frosthvarv’. The video can be watched below.

Comments Hamferð: “For years we have been working towards using video material to bring a visual aspect to our music. But not until now have we been able to produce something with the quality that we always strive for. We are extremely pleased to have found the right group of people to work with, and we believe the result to be something truly special.”

Afterwards watch the lyric video for the first single ‘Hon syndrast’ below. You can pre-order the album in the following formats: Continue reading »

Nov 152017
 

Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album “Támsins likam” January 12th via Metal Blade Records.

Hamferð comments: “‘Támsins likam‘ is a natural progression of the Hamferð sound, and we feel that it is our most special and cohesive work yet. Even more so than on previous albums, we have sought to create a full musical epic; inspired among other things by classical symphonies and progressive concept albums. It should be obvious that we are extremely excited to start performing this new material on the road.”

As of today, you can watch the lyric video for the first single, ‘Hon syndrast’ below. And you can pre-order the album in the following formats: Continue reading »