Genre: FUNERAL DOOM
SHAPE OF DESPAIR
has been a forerunner of what is generally (and quite inanely) classified as ”funeral doom” for the last 15 odd years. After the demise of their death metal band in 1995, Jarno Salomaa and Tomi Ullgren decided to create something different, something darker, something to reflect the abject atmosphere of life in the council estates and the contrasting serenity found in the nature surrounding their area. The band paints such disconsolate sonic landscapes, that terms like ”glacial”, ”gargantuan” and ”monstrous” have been used to try and describe their bleak hymns but alas, words fall short and simply cannot convey the crushing weight, vastness and melancholy of their sorrowful dirge.