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The Sombre (NL) - Monuments of Grief CD

The Sombre (NL) - Monuments of Grief CD


THE SOMBRE is the work of Maurice de Jong, insanely prolific mainman of Gnaw Their Tongues, De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering, Hagetisse, Golden Ashes, and countless others.

Almost too perfectly titled, Monuments of Grief is perhaps the most poignant distillation yet of THE SOMBRE’s heartwrenching style of doom-death. De Jong doesn’t step too far away from the miserable majesty of their preceding two records, but there’s an ever-so-slight expansion of atmosphere across Monuments of Grief, as the man expertly swathes his towering creations with subtle synth and plaintive piano, all while always allowing the CRUSH of sadness to wash over the listener.

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