We are proud to announce the release of “Shapeless Misery”, the second full length by Doom / Death project THE SOMBRE.
Digital, CDs and a limited run of tapes will be released on the 20th November 2020.
Today we are premiering “The Golden Shroud”, the first song taken from The Sombre’s new album, and officially opening our digital pre-orders.
The Sombre is another great offspring coming from the prolific mind of Maurice De Jong, who is already behind illustrious projects such as Gnaw Their Tongues, The Night Spector, HAGETISSE and Golden Ashes, just to mention a few.
“Shapeless Misery” is a momentous and sorrowful album, in the vein of the Doom / Death pioneers of the early Nineties. A masterfully heavy sonic achievement wrought with pain and despair.
The Sombre’s new album is hypnotically haunting and bleak, dark and ominous, however also enriched by a palpable gothic presence from start to finish.
Combining monstrously downtuned and heavy riffs with shrieking vocals howling painful litanies in an agonising anguish, “Shapeless Misery” is a mid-paced masterpiece of melancholic and raw beauty.
A terrible silence from above (6:59)
My betrayal as a knife (5:01)
Shapeless misery (5:54)
Tears and dismay (6:09)
The golden shroud (5:56)
An untameable desire (5:44)
All music and lyrics by M. De Jong
Recorded in April / May 2020 by M. De Jong at DBJ III, Drachten – The Netherlands.
Cover Art by Gustave Doré.
FFO: My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost.