Shape Of Despair - Stream New Track, Album Cover Unveiled

More than a decade later, Finnish funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair are releasing a follow-up to Illusion's Play. And today is a big day because they are streaming the new song "Monotony Fields", taken from the new Shape Of Despair album of the same name. Also today, the band revealed the album cover art and tracklist. So you can take a look at all of that good stuff below. As for the music, enjoy it here. It's a 10-minute song to whet your appetite.

Described by guitarist Jarno Salomaa: "The song which reflects the album and its atmosphere the most... a slow trip into the mind of desperation."

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 Withdrawn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

Monotony Fields drops on June 15th worldwide, and on June 16th in North America through Season Of Mist.

Band profile: Shape Of Despair
Posted: 21.04.2015 by Bad English


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21.04.2015 - 19:39
God Alone
That cover is very similar to Novembre's Dreams d'azur.
21.04.2015 - 20:04
Mr. Doctor
The track is okaysh to good. It sounds like them but I dont feel excited about it.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
21.04.2015 - 22:30
Stamp Tramp
I like it. It's like 80's synth meets death metal.
Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
Listen to the Trench Talk podcast.
22.04.2015 - 21:11
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I'm with Rod on the track, although leaning more towards "okayish" rather than good. It's enjoyable to a degree, but if I try to listen intently rather than let it play in the background I become rather bored. Decent funeral doom, though something a bit more inventive would've been nice (although maybe that's not fair given how old SoD are...)

get that bag
23.04.2015 - 05:05
I thought it was average at first but the ending really sold me. Will definitely keep an eye out for the new album.
27.04.2015 - 15:02
Erik M.
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.04.2015 at 20:04

The track is okaysh to good. It sounds like them but I dont feel excited about it.

I feel the same way. It's "good" but I don't get the people who praise this like it's the best song they ever heard (on Youtube and Facebook for example).
27.04.2015 - 23:43
Yeah definitely not the best thing they've done at all. I hoped they'd go for the direction of their 1st or 2nd album, but this seems more in the vein of the 3rd one. Lacks the multi-layer essence of the band.
In fact, I can say that it is among the weakest they have ever done.
Giving my ears a rest from music.

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