Shape of Despair Return

2021-11-17 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 12 Comments
Finnish funeral doomers Shape of Despair will be dropping their new album, Return to the Void, on February 25th, 2022 via Season of Mist. The band's first new song, 'Reflection in Slow Time', can be streamed below.



"Return to the Void isn't the follow-up to Monotony Fields in the traditional sense," Salomaa says. "As stated, the songwriting goes way back to the first music we put together for Raven. I will say my approach has changed after all these years of making music. I found new and different ways to shape the arrangements and my compositions. What matters most, I think, is that it still has the Shape of Despair atmosphere."

"Return to the Void is a title we thought would best describe the album," says Koivula. "It is a return for us in many ways. We were heading [musically] towards early Shape of Despair. Plus, Samu's back in the band. Overall, my lyrics have a red line through them—a sense of solitude and depression. The state where you find that everything has lost its meaning.
There is no past or future, only this one moment drifting near the firmament."

"We recorded the album on our own, which allowed us the freedom to record whenever and however long we wanted," says Salomaa. "Everything was done in late winter, with the mixing taking place between February and March of 2021. We had a couple of weekends to mix with Samu, but most of it was done without us. The mastering was then finalized in May 2021. [The sound is] mainly raw but still heavy. The main focus was to keep our sound world intact. I think this album sounds the most accurate we’ve ever wanted our albums to sound."

Tracklist:
1. Return To The Void (09:14)
2. Dissolution (08:59)
3. Solitary Downfall (11:06)
4. Reflection In Slow Time (08:08)
5. Forfeit (08:00)
6. The Inner Desolation (11:48)

Return to the Void is available for pre-ordering in the Season of Mist shop on CD and vinyl at:
https://shop.season-of-mist.com/list/shape-of-despair-return-to-the-void

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Flugmorph
November 17th 2021
25234 Comments


this sounds very promising, looking forward to the album. monotony fields was fantastic

necropig
November 17th 2021
6342 Comments


gloomz

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2021
9331 Comments


looking forward to the album. monotony fields was fantastic [2]

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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2021
15821 Comments


Currently nursing half a chubb because of this news.

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necropig
November 17th 2021
6342 Comments


gnocchi staying strong for nnn

Flugmorph
November 18th 2021
25234 Comments


non-stop nut november

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2021
15821 Comments


@n.pork

as if any self respecting guy would go looking for an excuse not to nut, sounds like a copout for lesser men to me.

DarkNoctus
November 18th 2021
11719 Comments


monotony fields was a masterpiece. has a lot to stand up to.

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PortalofPerfection
November 18th 2021
2550 Comments


This is gooooood

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rage11111ro
November 21st 2021
466 Comments


Had the luck to see them live, absolutely amazing..hyped to hear the new one

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2021
15821 Comments


Okay, can confirm the album is fire.

TheSonomaDude
November 22nd 2021
8289 Comments


this is unexpected but very welcome



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