|Carrying a haulage of blackened Heavy Metal Doom in its gothic Post-Punk drive, “Sticka En Kniv I Världen” does what it says on the tin, providing a stab of something unearthly but also hyper-real with songs like “I Have No Face” as a stark eye-meeting stare of emotion.
Shaam describes “I Have No Face” as: “dying inside and out, a glimpse of hope but not strong enough to last. When you have no face, you are blind on the outside but not on the inside, and that face is trying to survive, holding on to a big desire, because that desire is the hope of surviving.”
Where desperate urges meet cries for survival and a vital force, Shaam Larein is, as she says, “between dream and reality,” beautifully controlled chaos.
With a devout appreciation of the mystic powers inherent in heavy music, Shaam Larein will ignite memories of Swedish Metal artists such as In Solitude, who swayed towards the eclectic and gothic atmospheres Shaam’s music touches on in their later days. With artist friends from back home in Uppsala, Pelle Åhman making the Album cover and his brother Gottfrid Åhman, both of In Solitude fame, making four videos for Shaam Larein, the links weave closer, but it is to artists like Chelsea Wolfe, Ruth Rundle & Marissa Nadler that you can imagine fans drawing parallels and opening their heart to the enigmatic sound of ‘Sticka En Kniv I Världen’.
Shaam describes her music as “a touch of aggression mixed with passion” and ‘Sticka En Kniv I Världen’ for her is about finding the light through a sea of darkness “accepting the melancholy and seeing the beauty of what lies underneath our mysterious sound”.
For a world of heavy rock, hungry for a new wave of something dark and mysterious, Shaam Larein has it all in unparalleled dosage, just waiting to be discovered.
‘Sticka En Kniv I Världen’ will be released on December 9th by Svart Records.