Top Doom and/or Melodeath Albums I Keep Getting Back To

Thumbs up: +1
Lately I have found that I am really, really into melodeath and doom/melancholic metal albums. I enjoy other genres, but after a while I keep reverting back to a small list of masterpieces.

This is a list of these albums. They somehow keep finding their way back into my CD player. As it happens, they (mostly) fit in the following genres:

Doom metal
Melodic (mostly Death) metal
Finnish metal

I have tried to sort them from "most" liked to "least" liked, but it's incredibly difficult to put certain albums in a more favourable position than others. So you'll have to take the numbering with a grain of salt.

This is a work in progress and updates whenever I find something to add to this prestigious list.

BEWARE. The word "atmosphere" is used excessively in te descriptions

Created by: Therapy? | 24.10.2012

1. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
2009 -- Starting with the album that deserves #1 of my list without a single doubt. This is a superb mix between dark growls, epic clean parts and simple but memorable guitar parts. Discovered live as pre-programme to Amorphis, I was blown away and determinedly bought this album at their merch stand after the show. Best. Spent. Money. EVER. The atmosphere of this album can't get more perfect.
2. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
2012 -- REALLY loving the atmosphere in this one despite the lack of Jonas' growls. ESPECIALLY awesome when using the 5.1 DVD. You will not want to go back to regular CD sound.
3. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
2011 -- I really love the "new" Amorphis, and this album is a great continuation of their last couple of albums, with minor improvements.
4. Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising
2011 -- Found this by accident, was instantly impressed by the wintery, gloomy feeling it gave me.
5. Insomnium - Across The Dark
2009 -- Not knowing this band at that time (but having vaguely heard of it), this was an impulse-buy during holiday. I had visited countless CD stores and didn't find a single interesting album to buy. That annoyed me, so I was determined to go home with at least one album. I'm super glad I that this was it. Great melodic parts and nice autumny atmosphere caught me by surprise.
6. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
2011 --
7. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
2009 -- Where fans of "old" Katatonia mostly don't like the crystal clear production of this album, I really dig and even prefer it. Jonas' voice perfectly fits this extremely atmospheric music.
8. In Mourning - Monolith
2010 -- Don't ask me why, this album just stuck me as innovative and interesting. Found it using "Similar Artists" on on Ghost Brigade's page.
9. Slumber - Fallout
2004 -- VERY hard to come by (unfortunately I don't own it yet as prices don't go below 60 euros) even as a download. Impressive band. Unfortunately this masterpiece is their only album. They don't exist anymore.
10. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005 -- Loving the sheer brutality of Loomis' guitarwork (epic solo's everywhere!) and the odd-ish yet powerful voice of Warrel Dane. Their best album by far.
11. Warrel Dane - Praises To The War Machine
2008 -- This album feels really personal. It's less brutal than Nevermore but Warrel's voice creates some emotional songs that know no equal.
12. Dawn Of Solace - The Darkness
13. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
14. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
15. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
16. Luca Turilli - Prophet Of The Last Eclipse
2002 -- I like this album because it brings something entirely different to the table. Next to epic powermetal, it is a great musical representation of the word "cosmic". Indeed, it has a bit of a spacy sound to it. It's a cool mix.

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
[ More lists by Therapy? ]

Hits total: 964 | This month: 6