Shedfromthebody
Amare


3.7
great

Review

by jesper STAFF
December 23rd, 2023 | 7 replies


Release Date: 12/22/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: here's your present

Look, I know we’re deep (deep) into year-end list week, or for those with more of a life than me, late-December celebrations with loved ones. You’re probably not looking for new music - but have you ever considered what gems you might be missing out on? What about those poor albums that, for reasons unknown, are unleashed towards the very, very end of the year?

Alright, FOMO instilled and empathy activated, allow me to tell you about some quality doomgaze that entered the world on December 22nd, 2023: Shedfromthebody’s Amare. This project, masterminded by the Finnish Suvi Savikko, might not adhere to tactical release dates, but the icy tones of her third record are a perfect fit for the barren landscapes of early winter. Its songs are dense, drawn out and dynamic, allowing Savikko’s hauntingly airy vocals to solidify a rather pristine and oppressive atmosphere. Opening cut “Titania” instantly showcases Shedfromthebody’s ability to contrast the intense with the ethereal, while the expansive slow-burner “Hush” makes for a gorgeous highlight that grows more and more daunting as it reveals its many layers of reverb.

Even though the second half of the record does not quite live up to the excellence of its first four tracks, Amare presents an immersive half-hour experience that has enough diversity and sonic subtleties to keep me interested throughout and wishing for more. If anything, Shedfromthebody is showing some serious potential - perhaps the next album could be released in, say, mid-November or mid-January (manifesting). This music deserves your patience, it deserves to be heard - and you deserve to hear it. Happy list wee-, uh, holidays.




Recent reviews by this author
Big|Brave A Chaos of FlowersComing Up Roses (UK) Coming Up Roses
Coals SanatoriumPink Milk Night On Earth
Remo Drive MercyThe Last Dinner Party Prelude to Ecstasy
user ratings (10)
3.7
great


Comments:Add a Comment 
JesperL
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2023


5439 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

this slaps and slays

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 23rd 2023


10699 Comments


Remember digging the first album, checked this one on the fly, it's solid at least.

Hawks
December 23rd 2023


86772 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gotta czech.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
December 26th 2023


32015 Comments


oh no, goth girl doomgaze at this time of the year, the shop's closed lady!

kidding, gonna check, just for you Jesp.

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
December 26th 2023


5439 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

haha hell yeah dewi, where would we be without our goth girl doomgazers < 3

Wildcardbitchesss
December 26th 2023


11623 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I made my aoty list too early… part 2

Hawks
February 3rd 2024


86772 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Finally czeched this it is AMAZING WOW.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2023 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy