Faroese doom metal is a powerful sound. "Hamferð" refers to an apparition: the image of a person facing death, appearing before his or her loved ones as an omen. For nearly a decade, the funereally dressed band have cast a unique expression, rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative music.
Hamferð is heavily inspired by the bands natural surroundings and cultural heritage. Faroese language, history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres and weather-beaten grimness; a trademark that has earned them worldwide recognition. Armed with their new album Támsins likam the band are currently blazing a trail across Europe.
Roughly translated as Body of the Mist, Támsins likam creates the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining both sound and songwriting, spearheaded by a strong desire to keep progressing and expanding. This has resulted in an album bustling with elements ancient and familiar, violent and strange, earthen and spectral – all the while fiercely seeking to surprise and move the listener.