Hamferd are a band from the Faroe Islands that plays an atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their album "Tamsins Likam" which will be released in 2018 by Metal Blade Records.
Acoustic guitars start off the album along with some melodic vocals a few seconds later while the heavy guitar riffs takes the music into more of a doom metal direction as well as introducing death metal growls onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some songs also bringing in clean vocals and as the album progresses a small amount of black metal elements can be heard as well as having acoustic guitars also return on some of the later tracks and they also give the songs a more progressive feeling, a decent amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and the music also speeds up briefly and also adds in a small amount of blast beats.
Hamferd plays a musical style that takes atmospheric doom and melodic death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Faroese language and cover a concept involving the history and folklore of their culture.
In my opinion Hamferd are a very great sounding atmospheric and progressive mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stygd" and "Vapn I Anda". 8 out of 10.