Shapeless Misery

The Sombre

Album – 20 November 2020
Digital, Cassette, CD

A momentous and sorrowful album, in the vein of the Doom / Death pioneers of the early Nineties, and a masterfully heavy sonic achievement wrought with pain and despair.

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.

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.


Hard copy


Here’s the majestic, crushingly beautiful “Shapless Misery” for you listening pleasure – a wall of death-doom sadness propped up by an almost alienated, detached and mechanical drum sound that both pays homage to the 90s classics while adding de Jong’s signature dehumanized touch to the mix.
Machine music


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