Shape of Despair   Monotony Fields
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 06/2015
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4.5 superblifter | November 7th 15

Not much of a fan of doom metal to be honest, but these guys are just fucking excellent. At the same level as their previous two albums. Welcome back, SoD.

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4.0 excellentTrey STAFF | October 9th 15

Moody, atmospheric and heavy funeral doom done right.

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4.5 superbbladee runner 20xx | September 21st 15

Crushes.

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3.8 excellentVoivod STAFF | August 22nd 15

I'm not sure if funeral doom has been designed to drive genre enthusiasts along memory lane by default, but albums like Monotony Fields are nothing but positive catalysts to the process; Through their recurring, majestic and drone-y arrangements, Shape of Despair may allow intronauting (sic) towards the lowermost layers of memory, only to re-emerge to the surface, relieved and a bit wiser... Favourite song: Monotony Fields. Stream: http://shapeofdespair.bandcamp.com/album/monotony-fields-2

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4.5 superbAlabaster Jones | July 27th 15

A comeback of monolithic proportions, Monotony Fields is exactly what you want from a funeral doom metal record: bleak guitars, thundering drums, pained vocals, and some great piano work with female vocals to boot. Though the album doesn't stray very far from the blueprint set by opener "Reaching The Innermost", every track here has something to appreciate, like the beautiful endings to "Descending Inner Night" and "Withdrawn", both utilizing evocative and airy vocals to create excellent dramatic effect. All of the tracks here are slow burners (the average track length according to the review is about nine minutes), but even with the albums immense length, this record is engaging enough not to bore the listener halfway through. A serious contender not only for the album of the year in metal, but also the comeback record of the year.

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4.0 excellentresident sputbirb with fancy hat | July 7th 15

top material right here.

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