There's always a certain quality that tells me that a band is political and is pissed off and Rosa Faenskap have that energy in droves. From the moment I first pressed play on Jeg Blir Til Deg, I knew there was some serious anger bubbling beneath the surface. "Reform", which I am proud to premiere today, finds focus in Norway's inhumane treatment of drug addicts as a problem to be gotten rid instead of people to be supported. Such is the sorry mistreatment that many in the "West" would sentence those suffering from addiction but it is especially egregious in the supposedly progressive and utopian Scandinavian countries. Rosa Faenskap channel their deep seated derision of these policies into a vicious meld of post-metal and hardcore, which you can get a taste of down below.
Oh boy. From the very first note of "Reform" the track veritably explodes, sending shards of thick bass, roiling vocals, and aggression laden guitars flying everywhere. Throughout the track a haunting guitar lead lends a post-metal tinge to everything while the drums back up the rest of the instrumentation in their expressive fury. The end result is a track that goes hard but also has layers and depth to it, creating ambience and atmosphere while scorching everything in its path.
In that sense, it is a microcosm of the entire album which handles attack and introspection with equal dexterity. There are heavier moments on this album but also a lot of contemplation and patience woven between the shock and awe. Make sure to head on down below to the band's Bandcamp to pre-order it.