Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields



8.4 | 255 votes |
Release date: 15 June 2015
Style: Funeral doom metal

Owners:

190 have it
24 want it


01. Reaching The Innermost
02. Monotony Fields
03. Descending Inner Night
04. The Distant Dream Of Life
05. Withdrawn
06. In Longing
07. The Blank Journey
08. Written In My Scars

Top 20 albums of 2015: 14

Line-up
Natalie Koskinen - vocals
Henri "Kaamos" Koivula - vocals
Jarno Salomaa - guitars, keyboards
Tomi Ullgrén - guitars
Samu Ruotsalainen - drums
Sami Uusitalo - bass

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24.06.2015 - 04:51
Written by Nihil Aeternum on 22.06.2015 at 14:17

Their great album "Angels in Distress" is almost in the Top 200, only one vote is missing.

I voted bud
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24.06.2015 - 22:58
Rating: 10
lord artan
Omfg.....another masterpiece ....wow....it's so perfect
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28.06.2015 - 02:48
Rating: 10
indexqwest
Doom!!!!!!!!!!
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02.07.2015 - 21:47
Rating: 10
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Ok, the 1 ratings have already started to appear... punch me if those have another purpose than pushing this album downwards on the top 20 ranking albums of 2015.
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03.07.2015 - 03:23
Dima
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 02.07.2015 at 21:47

Ok, the 1 ratings have already started to appear... punch me if those have another purpose than pushing this album downwards on the top 20 ranking albums of 2015.


Well one of them looks 'legit' for a lack for a better word but the other I'd wipe. I should probably listen to this given all the praise it's generating.
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06.07.2015 - 12:24
Piledr1ver
I started listening to this album this morning, and I can't get past the first song. I just keep rewinding it. It was a long time since something hit me like that.
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06.07.2015 - 12:29
IronAngel
Such a beautiful sound. The songcraft is good, but this sound is like drowning in warm milk.
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07.07.2015 - 19:37
Rating: 9
Glabrezu
So ethereal.. unreachable.. Breathtaking album!!
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Exploring life
Without fear without feeling
I am one with my torment
And forever blind
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08.07.2015 - 13:43
Rating: 10
Maggie.pi
What an album!! Wow!
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08.07.2015 - 18:25
Rating: 10
Aerich
If this isn't going to be my album of the year, then I must admit God exists.
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12.07.2015 - 05:29
Ganondox
The impressionist butt is what brought me over, the music is what made me stay. Never thought I'd actually enjoy funeral doom, this is definately something.
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12.07.2015 - 21:11
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Excellent stuff, totally worth the 11 year wait and surely exceeds expectations. Personal favourites for me are "Reaching the Innermost", the title track and "The Blank Journey".
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28.07.2015 - 00:37
Rating: 10
Loendt
Wonderful record!
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09.08.2015 - 09:22
Dima
Written by Aerich on 08.07.2015 at 18:25

If this isn't going to be my album of the year, then I must admit God exists.


Lol what does this even mean
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09.08.2015 - 11:03
Rating: 10
Aerich
Written by Dima on 09.08.2015 at 09:22

Written by Aerich on 08.07.2015 at 18:25

If this isn't going to be my album of the year, then I must admit God exists.


Lol what does this even mean


Long story short it means that something crazy must happen if this isn't going to be my #1 this year.
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16.08.2015 - 04:30
Rating: 9
masterofdisguise
Not a funeral doom fan, but damn... this is amazing.
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23.08.2015 - 21:35
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Definitely better than I expected. I would say it's my second favourite SoD album, with the debut still being the best.

I can't exactly put my finger on it, but this music is just awesome... the atmosphere is amazing and almost unheard of, even in the genre.

Best album of 2015.
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24.09.2015 - 07:50
Soulhole
Not a fan of funeral doom but this is truly beautiful music. Really liking this, along with Ahab's BOTGC. Glad these bands have made an impression on me this year and have given me a reason to revisit a genre I thought I would never appreciate.
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16.10.2015 - 19:19
LuciferOfGayness
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Great!
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16.11.2015 - 12:04
Rating: 10
luke715@live.com.au
An absolutely breath-taking album. Soul-crushing, spine-tingling and hauntingly beautiful. The atmosphere created in this album is incredible, and unlike any other I've heard. The slow riffs, ambient synths, harsh vocals and occasionally angelic female vocals all work together so perfectly.

For me, there isn't a weak track and there isn't a moment wasted. Although personal highlight's would be 'The Distant Dream of Life' and 'Reaching the Innermost'. Definitely album of the year for me, and potentially one of my favourite albums of all time.
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08.12.2015 - 20:33
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by luke715@live.com.au on 16.11.2015 at 12:04

An absolutely breath-taking album. Soul-crushing, spine-tingling and hauntingly beautiful. The atmosphere created in this album is incredible, and unlike any other I've heard. The slow riffs, ambient synths, harsh vocals and occasionally angelic female vocals all work together so perfectly.

For me, there isn't a weak track and there isn't a moment wasted. Although personal highlight's would be 'The Distant Dream of Life' and 'Reaching the Innermost'. Definitely album of the year for me, and potentially one of my favourite albums of all time.


I am slowly getting to this insight... Its a devlish grower.
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11.12.2015 - 23:20
Rating: 9
woodsmoke666
Not listened to any funeral doom in years but I did really like their debut album at the time.

This album is excellent, dreamy like the debut. Really enjoying this!
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15.12.2015 - 11:56
Rating: 10
Himedal
I haven't been here for a while but exclusively came to rate this album and tell everyone that if you're into funeral doom you need to listen to this album.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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04.03.2016 - 13:45
Rating: 10
bgcasio
This is the best album done before the group. And new vocalist Henri "Kaamos" Koivula with levels above the old
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26.07.2016 - 14:49
Rating: 9
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Near to perfect doom.
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The Fangirl.
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28.05.2017 - 17:04
solar
Shape of Despair always produces a rush of emotions that is so beautiful. It's like drowning into an abyss. Very well done.
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