Short Sharp Shock #25

Svarta Sanningar is a new band brought to you by the talented singer of Beseech, whose voice acts as a well-performed focal point on this very enjoyable and moreish EP. His vocals are all in Swedish, and the EP seems to have a concept of sorts with a backstory. The music has a rock-based approach to darkly emotive music. Taking in various styles and influences from over the last few decades, (from the 70s onward, really), the songs on this release are compelling examples of how to write well-crafted rock music with a Gothic, gloomy edge. In places, it reminds me of a less-metal blend of Sentenced and Beseech, although with some different textures all of its own too. Much promise is contained in this EP, so make sure you check the band out.