CD in deluxe Digipak with 8-page booklet
Genre: Funeral Doom Metal
Für Fans von: FUNERAL, EVOKEN, MOURNING BELOVETH, MAR DE GRISES
There are few doom bands out there that manage to express sorrow and despair in such a majestic and beautiful manner as Finland's SHAPE OF DESPAIR. SHAPE OF DESPAIR’s latest full-length is a product of their environment, enveloping the listener in cold, eternal darkness like a lonely Finnish winter. And much like the long, funereal winters of their homeland, the atmosphere in ‘Return to the Void’ is bleak but ethereal.
The funeral doom icons do not merely offer a soundtrack to one’s agony, but also demonstrate the beauty that can often be found in misery.
Ever since starting out in 1995, the five piece is of the most appreciated acts in the funeral doom genre, despite the several year gaps in between their releases. With their new album 'Return to the Void', the Finns transfer life's negative sides into musical form. SHAPE OF DESPAIR encloses a world of oppression, solitude and self-loathe from which to seek freedom and final solutions.
1. Return To The Void
3. Solitary Downfall
4. Reflection In Slow Time
6. The Inner Desolation