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Here's a list that contains only Death Doom and Melodic Death Doom Metal albums, so Gothic (check out my other list for that), Funeral or Sludge Doom etc. are NOT included here (but elements from those subgenres might be present in some of the albums on this list). The reason I made this list is because "death doom" is easily my all-time favourite subgenre of music in general. Also, there's not a single similar list on MS to be found (at least to my knowing), hence why I feel people who are into this subgenre can use this list to find out more great music. The list is ordened to my own preference and all these albums are worth at least an 8/10 (the alphabetically ranked albums on the bottom of the list will eventually be ranked among the others, but I haven't listened enough to those to do so). The styles (pure/melodic/atmospheric death doom metal) of the ranked albums are also added so it's easier for people to find what they're looking for. I only add 1 album per band for the sake of variety as well as for keeping the list comprehensible. Lastly, give me suggestions so I can check 'em out and add them to the list (only albums that are featured on MS).

Created by: Erik M. | 04.08.2013



1. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
1996 / Style: Pure/Atmospheric
2. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
1993 / Style: Pure
3. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
1996 / Style: Melodic/Atmospheric
4. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
2002 / Style: Melodic/Atmospheric
5. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
1993 / Style: Pure
6. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
1995 / Style: Pure/Atmospheric
7. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002 / Style: Pure
8. Officium Triste - Reason
2004 / Style: Melodic
9. Slumber - Fallout
2004 / Style: Melodic
10. Ophis - Stream Of Misery
2007 / Style: Pure
11. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009 / Style: Pure/Post
12. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
2003 / Style: Melodic
13. Wine From Tears - Through The Eyes Of A Mad
2009 / Style: Melodic
14. Celestial Season - Solar Lovers
1995 / Style: Pure
15. Sadness - Ames De Marbre
1993 / Style: Avantgarde
16. Bilocate - Sudden Death Syndrome
2008 / Style: Melodic
17. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
2012 / Style: Pure
18. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
1994 / Style: Melodic
19. Paradise Lost - Shades Of God
1992 / Style: Pure
20. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
1993 / Style: Pure
21. Hanging Garden - Inherit The Eden
2007 / Style: Melodic
22. Unholy - Gracefallen
1999 / Style: Pure/Atmospheric
23. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
2006 / Style: Melodic
24. Mar De Grises - Draining The Waterheart
2008 / Style: Melodic
25. Chalice Of Doom - Into Hypnagogia
2013 / Style: Melodic
26. Morgion - Solinari
1999 / Style: Pure/Atmospheric
27. October Tide - Rain Without End
1997 / Style: Melodic
28. Why Angels Fall - The Unveiling
2010 / Style: Atmospheric
29. Whispering Forest - Of Shadows And Pale Light
1998 / Style: Atmospheric
30. Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead
2010 / Style: Pure
31. Forest Of Shadows - Departure
2004 / Style: Pure/Atmospheric
32. Inborn Suffering - Wordless Hope
2006 / Style: Pure
33. Rapture - Futile
1999 / Style: Melodic
34. Shattered Hope - Absence
2010 / Style: Melodic/Atmospheric
35. Before The Rain - ...One Day Less
2007 / Style: Pure
36. Nox Aurea - Ascending In Triumph
2010 / Style: Melodic
37. Mourning Lenore - Loosely Bounded Infinities
2010 / Style: Melodic
38. Novembers Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure
2005 / Style: Pure
39. Doomed - In My Own Abyss
2012 / Style: Pure
40. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
2009 / Style: Melodic
41. The 11th Hour - Burden Of Grief
2009 / Style: Pure
42. Ablaze In Hatred - The Quietude Plains
2009 / Style: Melodic
43. Falling Leaves - Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun
2012 / Style: Melodic
44. The Gathering - Always...
1992 / Style: Pure
45. Graveyard Dirt - For Grace Or Damnation
2010 / Style: Pure
46. NOT YET RANKED ALBUMS
47. Abysmal Darkening - No Light Behind
2011
48. Anhedonist - Netherwards
2012
49. Frailty - Lost Lifeless Lights
2008
50. Frozen Pain - Remembrances
2006
51. Helevorn - Forthcoming Displeasures
2010
52. Morphia - Frozen Dust
2002
53. My Lament - Broken Leaf
2009
54. Necare - Ruin
2005
55. On The Edge Of The NetherRealm - Different Realms
2010
56. The Fall Of Every Season - From Below
2007
57. The Prophecy - Revelations
2006
58. Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight
2013
59. Whispering Gallery - Shades Of Sorrow
2005
60. Winter - Into Darkness
1990



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Fritillaria - 04.08.2013 at 21:59  
I so much agree with Brave Murder Day in the first place,but I don't agree at all with Anathema's Silent Enigma in 10th,hmmm I would place it in second and also Rapture's Songs For The Withering is so low in this list,and I would place it among the first ten, well I think I agree with the rest
mz - 04.08.2013 at 22:01  
Nice idea for a list. I must check out those which I am not familiar with.death doom is a great genre which I am not much familiar with. Anyway,you can also have these two bands on your list: Indesinence - Anhedonist
Fritillaria - 04.08.2013 at 22:09  
Oh and I wish there was Paradise Lost Draconian Times here too
Erik M. - 04.08.2013 at 22:32  
Written by Guest on 04.08.2013 at 21:59

I so much agree with Brave Murder Day in the first place,but I don't agree at all with Anathema's Silent Enigma in 10th,hmmm I would place it in second and also Rapture's Songs For The Withering is so low in this list,and I would place it among the first ten, well I think I agree with the rest


Thanks! Well, The Silent Enigma is still very high (which it should be of course), but not good enough to be any higher in my opinion. And as I wrote in the description, the ranking and ratings is simply my opinion, so I don't expect anyone to agree with it 100%, since that's almost impossible. The albums on the bottom aren't rated yet though, notice the lack of ratings!

Written by mz on 04.08.2013 at 22:01

Nice idea for a list. I must check out those which I am not familiar with.death doom is a great genre which I am not much familiar with. Anyway,you can also have these two bands on your list: Indesinence - Anhedonist


Thank you too, I'll definitely check out those bands.

Written by Guest on 04.08.2013 at 22:09

Oh and I wish there was Paradise Lost Draconian Times here too


Nope, read the description: only (melodic) death doom allowed for this list, so no other subgenres. And Dracanion Times is "gothic doom" in my book, so I won't ever add it.
Bad English - 04.08.2013 at 23:07  
Good lust
Erik M. - 04.08.2013 at 23:12  
Written by Bad English on 04.08.2013 at 23:07

Good lust


Thanks! Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Icy - 04.08.2013 at 23:14  
Nox Aurea "Via Gnosis" and Why Angels Fall "The Unveiling", those i would recommend to check out.

I should probably civilize myself, cos there's alot of albums that i haven't checked out.
Bad English - 04.08.2013 at 23:18  
Written by Erik M. on 04.08.2013 at 23:12

Written by Bad English on 04.08.2013 at 23:07

Good lust


Thanks! Let me know if you have any suggestions.



Frozen pain , brazlialan band what was activatred some week ago
Erik M. - 04.08.2013 at 23:31  
Written by Bad English on 04.08.2013 at 23:18

Frozen pain , brazlialan band what was activatred some week ago


I also noticed that band and I'm going to check 'em out. Added to the list.

Written by Icy on 04.08.2013 at 23:14

Nox Aurea "Via Gnosis" and Why Angels Fall "The Unveiling", those i would recommend to check out.

I should probably civilize myself, cos there's alot of albums that i haven't checked out.


Both added and will check them out. I'd recommend to start off with the really high rated stuff (obviously).
Bad English - 04.08.2013 at 23:46  
I dont give adcices anymore, but try read my werry old doom sugestion post somehthing
Deinonychus - 05.08.2013 at 17:30  
Cool list, you're one of the few users who seem to have a very similar taste to mine. Do you have a last.fm account?

Ablaze in Hatred do not get enough love!

May I suggest you take a listen at Dream of Poe and Vin de Mia Trix?
ImperialTroll - 05.08.2013 at 17:33  
Awesome list! You should also try Chalice of Doom and Falling Leaves. Two Melodic Death\Doom bands from the Middle East
Erik M. - 05.08.2013 at 17:47  
Written by Deinonychus on 05.08.2013 at 17:30

Cool list, you're one of the few users who seem to have a very similar taste to mine. Do you have a last.fm account?

Ablaze in Hatred do not get enough love!

May I suggest you take a listen at Dream of Poe and Vin de Mia Trix?


Thanks man! Yes, we seem to have a similar taste indeed. You're implying Ablaze In Hatred needs to be higher on the list?

I don't have a Last.fm account and you're not the first to ask/suggest to get one, but I'm not planning on creating such an account since I don't feel I need one. And thanks for the suggestions, but A Dream of Poe seems to be labelled as "gothic doom" everywhere, so I'll listen to it first before adding it to the list. Vin de Mia Trix isn't on MS, so won't add it, sorry.

Written by Guest on 05.08.2013 at 17:33

Awesome list! You should also try Chalice of Doom and Falling Leaves. Two Melodic Death\Doom bands from the Middle East


Glad to see you like it (finally some recognition ), thanks! Definitely will check out Chalice of Doom and Falling Leaves, as both have really high ratings here on MS ). Added them to this list as well, since (as the description says) I'll eventually check everything out and this helps me remind me of that.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.08.2013 at 17:49  
The newest Chalice Of Doom is loads better than quite a few albums in this list.
As well as The Second Ring Of Power by Unholy

and to limit myself to Dutch death doom
Beyond Belief's compilation called Dawn should also be in it.
Mystic Charm - Shadows Of The Unknown
Celestial Season - Forever Scarlett Passion and Solar Lovers
Castle - Castle
Spina Bifida - Ziyadah
Sad Whisperings - Sensitive to Autumn
Whispering Gallery - any of their three full-lengths would do
Orphanage - By Time Alone or Oblivion although there is a bit of Gothic in there as well
Abysmal Darkening - No Light Behind
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Mourning
Necro Schizma
Nymphea Aurora
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
Eria D' Or
Morphia
Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense.


btw yes I know some bands have released only demos but those are still really well-known names within the Dutch doom scene and also in the international doom scene
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.08.2013 at 17:51  
Written by Erik M. on 05.08.2013 at 17:47

but A Dream of Poe seems to be labelled as "gothic doom" everywhere,



but they are way more death doom than gothic doom, saw them at Dutch Doom days in 2011
Erik M. - 05.08.2013 at 18:00  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.08.2013 at 17:49

The newest Chalice Of Doom is loads better than quite a few albums in this list.
As well as The Second Ring Of Power by Unholy

and to limit myself to Dutch death doom
Beyond Belief's compilation called Dawn should also be in it.
Mystic Charm - Shadows Of The Unknown
Celestial Season - Forever Scarlett Passion and Solar Lovers
Castle - Castle
Spina Bifida - Ziyadah
Sad Whisperings - Sensitive to Autumn
Whispering Gallery - any of their three full-lengths would do
Orphanage - By Time Alone or Oblivion although there is a bit of Gothic in there as well
Abysmal Darkening - No Light Behind
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Mourning
Necro Schizma
Nymphea Aurora
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
Eria D' Or
Morphia
Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense.


btw yes I know some bands have released only demos but those are still really well-known names within the Dutch doom scene and also in the international doom scene


Oh man, I shouldn't have said that in the shoutbox just now. Just kidding of course , but I'll only add full-length albums of bands that are featured on MS (also the "invisible" bands of course), otherwise this list will be far too big. I also might go back to 2 albums/band when the list if getting really large.

And I know you (and other people) might not agree with how I ranked the albums (it's impossible to 100% agree of course, but I already removed the ratings since then it's a bit too extreme I think), but I ranked them since I like it a lot more than a boring alphabetical ranking (which also seems too easy for a list like this). By the way, The Second Ring of Power is already on this list, but not properly ranked yet. I assume all this stuff is worthy of this list, but I'd like to have the absolute best stuff on here (so all your 9's for example, since you don't hand out 10's, hahaha). I don't have the time now, but I'll add your suggestions later.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.08.2013 at 17:51

but they are way more death doom than gothic doom, saw them at Dutch Doom days in 2011


Okay, then I'll add them, since there are more albums on here that aren't 100% death doom, but I just want to avoid the true gothic doom stuff.
Deinonychus - 05.08.2013 at 18:27  
Written by Erik M. on 05.08.2013 at 17:47

Written by Deinonychus on 05.08.2013 at 17:30

Cool list, you're one of the few users who seem to have a very similar taste to mine. Do you have a last.fm account?

Ablaze in Hatred do not get enough love!

May I suggest you take a listen at Dream of Poe and Vin de Mia Trix?


Thanks man! Yes, we seem to have a similar taste indeed. You're implying Ablaze In Hatred needs to be higher on the list?

I don't have a Last.fm account and you're not the first to ask/suggest to get one, but I'm not planning on creating such an account since I don't feel I need one. And thanks for the suggestions, but A Dream of Poe seems to be labelled as "gothic doom" everywhere, so I'll listen to it first before adding it to the list. Vin de Mia Trix isn't on MS, so won't add it, sorry.

About Ablaze in Hatred, in fact, I'm just glad it's in someone's list. I heard they're in studio now, so we should hear so more news soon!
Also, check out Depressed Mode.
Dark†SymphonY - 05.08.2013 at 20:52  
Emols is back with a new list
Interesting albums, I already know most and a few I am already checking out. I have a few suggestions if your interested:
Bilocate
Doom:VS - Might be classed as Funeral Doom, but you can decide.
Virgin Black - Their latest release 'Fortissimo'.
Erik M. - 06.08.2013 at 01:27  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.08.2013 at 17:49

The newest Chalice Of Doom is loads better than quite a few albums in this list.
As well as The Second Ring Of Power by Unholy

and to limit myself to Dutch death doom
Beyond Belief's compilation called Dawn should also be in it.
Mystic Charm - Shadows Of The Unknown
Celestial Season - Forever Scarlett Passion and Solar Lovers
Castle - Castle
Spina Bifida - Ziyadah
Sad Whisperings - Sensitive to Autumn
Whispering Gallery - any of their three full-lengths would do
Orphanage - By Time Alone or Oblivion although there is a bit of Gothic in there as well
Abysmal Darkening - No Light Behind
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Mourning
Necro Schizma
Nymphea Aurora
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
Eria D' Or
Morphia
Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense.


btw yes I know some bands have released only demos but those are still really well-known names within the Dutch doom scene and also in the international doom scene


Okay, I added all of your suggestions (the ones that qualify for this list at least, haha), so I have a lot of work to do. And as I said, if you have other essential death doom albums (featured on MS), then let me know.

Written by Deinonychus on 05.08.2013 at 18:27

About Ablaze in Hatred, in fact, I'm just glad it's in someone's list. I heard they're in studio now, so we should hear so more news soon!
Also, check out Depressed Mode.


Haha obviously they are in this list, it's a great band. Have to give the debut a bit more spins though since I'm not very familiar with it yet. I know Depressed Mode and from what I recall they are too funeral doom to be on this list, sorry (but if I'm totally wrong here, let me know).

Written by Dark†SymphonY on 05.08.2013 at 20:52

Emols is back with a new list
Interesting albums, I already know most and a few I am already checking out. I have a few suggestions if your interested:
Bilocate
Doom:VS - Might be classed as Funeral Doom, but you can decide.
Virgin Black - Their latest release 'Fortissimo'.


Yeah. And it'll be my last list ever or at least for many months I think (unless I decide to do a best to worst list of Summoning after all, but I feel they're too consistent for a list like that). Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. I've heard all of those already, but didn't consider Bilocate because in my memory it wasn't really death doom. Listening to it right now and I was wrong, hence why I added it. Didn't add Doom:VS because of that one being funeral doom, but actually it sounds way more like Mourning Beloveth than (for example) Ahab or Shape of Despair, so also added. Virgin Black's most recent album wasn't added because of the gothic elements but it's indeed more death doom than gothic doom, so also added.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 11:57  
Written by Erik M. on 06.08.2013 at 01:27

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.08.2013 at 17:49

The newest Chalice Of Doom is loads better than quite a few albums in this list.
As well as The Second Ring Of Power by Unholy

and to limit myself to Dutch death doom
Beyond Belief's compilation called Dawn should also be in it.
Mystic Charm - Shadows Of The Unknown
Celestial Season - Forever Scarlett Passion and Solar Lovers
Castle - Castle
Spina Bifida - Ziyadah
Sad Whisperings - Sensitive to Autumn
Whispering Gallery - any of their three full-lengths would do
Orphanage - By Time Alone or Oblivion although there is a bit of Gothic in there as well
Abysmal Darkening - No Light Behind
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Mourning
Necro Schizma
Nymphea Aurora
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
Eria D' Or
Morphia
Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense.


btw yes I know some bands have released only demos but those are still really well-known names within the Dutch doom scene and also in the international doom scene


Okay, I added all of your suggestions (the ones that qualify for this list at least, haha),



No, you didn't Or else you would have also added Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium, Orphanage, Sad Whisperings, Spina Bifida, Castle, Mystic Charm, or a full-length by Beyond Belief
Alex Fenger - 06.08.2013 at 12:54  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 11:57

No, you didn't Or else you would have also added Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium, Orphanage, Sad Whisperings, Spina Bifida, Castle, Mystic Charm, or a full-length by Beyond Belief

I wouldn't really call The Spooky Gloom (Sempiternal Deathreign) a death doom album. You obviously know better than me, I've just never regarded it as such. I guess I should re-listen to it sometime soon. A great album nonetheless.
Erik M. - 06.08.2013 at 13:09  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 11:57

No, you didn't Or else you would have also added Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium, Orphanage, Sad Whisperings, Spina Bifida, Castle, Mystic Charm, or a full-length by Beyond Belief


Well, I meant the ones that meet my own rules and all those you just mentioned aren't on MS (or don't have a full-length album) or else I would've added them. Oh, and you're right about Orphanage but I'm not sure and have to listen again to decide whether to add them or not (the first two albums are already on my other list and try to avoid the gothic stuff for this list). Btw, Castle is also on MS, but not with an album called "Castle"?
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 13:37  
Written by Erik M. on 06.08.2013 at 13:09

. Btw, Castle is also on MS, but not with an album called "Castle"?



That's a different Castle and it's a lot worse The Castle I am talking about is Dutch and only released two demos and one full length and has split up quite a long time ago.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 13:39  
Written by Alex Fenger on 06.08.2013 at 12:54

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 11:57

No, you didn't Or else you would have also added Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium, Orphanage, Sad Whisperings, Spina Bifida, Castle, Mystic Charm, or a full-length by Beyond Belief

I wouldn't really call The Spooky Gloom (Sempiternal Deathreign) a death doom album. You obviously know better than me, I've just never regarded it as such. I guess I should re-listen to it sometime soon. A great album nonetheless.


so you also don't regard Disembowelment's album or the Decomposed album here as death doom albums. I would guess?
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 13:42  
Written by Erik M. on 06.08.2013 at 13:09

... and all those you just mentioned aren't on MS


So what? MS is lacking quite a few absolutely brilliant death doom bands, since MS is NOT a band database as such. So, imo, even though those bands are featured (either invisible or visible) here on MS they do deserve to be mentioned in a list which pretends to list the BEST death doom albums
Alex Fenger - 06.08.2013 at 13:55  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 13:39

so you also don't regard Disembowelment's album or the Decomposed album here as death doom albums. I would guess?

I would regard the two in my top 5 death doom albums ever. Looks like I really need to re-listen to TSG, as both of the releases you mentioned are 100% death doom.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 14:00  
Written by Alex Fenger on 06.08.2013 at 13:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 13:39

so you also don't regard Disembowelment's album or the Decomposed album here as death doom albums. I would guess?

I would regard the two in my top 5 death doom albums ever. Looks like I really need to re-listen to TSG, as both of the releases you mentioned are 100% death doom.



there's loads of pure death metal parts on both Disembowelment's and Decomposed's albums and that i also the case with Sempiternal Deathreign
InnerSelf - 06.08.2013 at 16:26  
You pretty much covered the genre with this list awesome place to pick albums for people trying to get into the genre.
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 16:30  
Written by InnerSelf on 06.08.2013 at 16:26

You pretty much covered the genre with this list awesome place to pick albums for people trying to get into the genre.



I think those people will drown in this list
InnerSelf - 06.08.2013 at 16:34  
Hahaha yeah it's a bit overwhelming ... people need to go through some mediocre and crappy albums before discovering those jewels

I just realised you don't have Helevorn here ... you seriously need to check out their latest album, a masterpiece of (Male Vox) Gothic Death Doom
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.08.2013 at 16:45  
Written by InnerSelf on 06.08.2013 at 16:34

Hahaha yeah it's a bit overwhelming ... people need to go through some mediocre and crappy albums before discovering those jewels

I just realised you don't have Helevorn here ... you seriously need to check out their latest album, a masterpiece of (Male Vox) Gothic Death Doom



only the most recent Helevorn, indeed. Because the one before was way too much gothic whereas the latest is along the lines of Mourning Lenore.
But judging from the shoutbox just now erik hasn't heard helevorn.
Fritillaria - 06.08.2013 at 16:50  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.08.2013 at 17:49


Morphia



YUP! This band is really awesome.
Dark†SymphonY - 06.08.2013 at 19:47  
Just a thought, wouldn't Draconian possibly fit here? I know that there mostly Gothic/doom than Death/doom. Nox Aurea and Falling Leaves would have been my other suggestions but they've already been added.
Erik M. - 06.08.2013 at 22:53  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 13:37

That's a different Castle and it's a lot worse The Castle I am talking about is Dutch and only released two demos and one full length and has split up quite a long time ago.


I suspected as much, since I noticed you giving both of those albums (of Castle on MS) only a 7 (not low, but also not worthy of this list). But seeing as they're not featured on MS, I won't add that album. Rules are rules, sorry.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 13:42

So what? MS is lacking quite a few absolutely brilliant death doom bands, since MS is NOT a band database as such. So, imo, even though those bands are featured (either invisible or visible) here on MS they do deserve to be mentioned in a list which pretends to list the BEST death doom albums


Well, this is MS with only MS users and thus I only want to feature MS albums. On top of that, I'm trying to make this list comprehensible for people who are just starting to discover the subgenre and when I would add non-MS stuff that wouldn't really help as all that would do is make the list more elite, which I don't want since I want a comprehensible list. Not to mention it's already way too long for its own good.

Written by InnerSelf on 06.08.2013 at 16:26

You pretty much covered the genre with this list awesome place to pick albums for people trying to get into the genre.


Thanks man.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.08.2013 at 16:30

I think those people will drown in this list


I've been feeling the same way... it might be a good list for people who know a fair amount of death doom (like InnerSelf), but overwhelming for people who barely know death doom... and then it might be underwhelming for people like you who know a lot more death doom.

So yeah, a solution would be to only have 1 album/band but then I'd be ignoring really great albums, which I don't like. That way, it would make a difference of 22 albums. Also thinking of only putting on the stuff that's at least worth an 8.5 (instead of an 8) which would make a difference of about 10 albums. What do you think?

Written by InnerSelf on 06.08.2013 at 16:34

Hahaha yeah it's a bit overwhelming ... people need to go through some mediocre and crappy albums before discovering those jewels

I just realised you don't have Helevorn here ... you seriously need to check out their latest album, a masterpiece of (Male Vox) Gothic Death Doom


Huh? Okay, tell me which albums are NOT good and which albums are the "jewels", I'm curious. And I will check out that album you mentioned (since I indeed haven't heard Helevorn), thanks for the suggestion.

Written by Dark†SymphonY on 06.08.2013 at 19:47

Just a thought, wouldn't Draconian possibly fit here? I know that there mostly Gothic/doom than Death/doom. Nox Aurea and Falling Leaves would have been my other suggestions but they've already been added.


Sorry, I'm very familiar with Draconian and I don't think it fits this list at all. They're definitely gothic doom as you said yourself, barely any death to hear in their music (could be me though). Also, I have a couple of albums on this list that are on my "beauty and the beast" list as well and don't want too many albums that are on both lists. I already checked Falling Leaves out and I definitely liked it, but many seem to dislike it. Doesn't matter to me since it only counts whether I like it or not, seeing as it's my list. Still have to check out Nox Aurea though.
The Melting Snow - 07.08.2013 at 00:40  
Wow! this is awesome. the list is a bit too long for my liking, but you've covered just about every good Doom Death album there is out there.

great to see Inborn Suffering, Saturnus, Officium Triste, Helevorn, The Prophecy, Falling Leaves in the list.
Surely, our music taste matches a lot
Erik M. - 07.08.2013 at 00:45  
Written by The Melting Snow on 07.08.2013 at 00:40

Wow! this is awesome. the list is a bit too long for my liking, but you've covered just about every good Doom Death album there is out there.

great to see Inborn Suffering, Saturnus, Officium Triste, Helevorn, The Prophecy, Falling Leaves in the list.
Surely, our music taste matches a lot


Thanks man! And actually I removed a lot of albums by the same bands (since I initially had 2 albums/band, unlike 1 album/band like how it is now). Then there were 75 albums on this list, whereas now "only" 54, so it's definitely an improvement since it's a lot less overwhelming now, but still long enough. If you have any suggestions then let me know.
InnerSelf - 07.08.2013 at 15:07  
Written by Erik M. on 06.08.2013 at 22:53

Huh? Okay, tell me which albums are NOT good and which albums are the "jewels", I'm curious. And I will check out that album you mentioned (since I indeed haven't heard Helevorn), thanks for the suggestion.

That's not what I meant, and looking back at my comment now, it was badly phrased.
I meant that your list covers all the brilliant albums of the genre that it saves people from stumbling upon mediocre albums before discovering those jewels
Erik M. - 07.08.2013 at 16:32  
Written by InnerSelf on 07.08.2013 at 15:07

That's not what I meant, and looking back at my comment now, it was badly phrased.
I meant that your list covers all the brilliant albums of the genre that it saves people from stumbling upon mediocre albums before discovering those jewels


Okay then, good to know.
TrollandDie - 10.08.2013 at 02:55  
Well, I've been wanting to make a journey through this area of metal for some time now.

This list shall supply me with what I require.
Erik M. - 10.08.2013 at 13:27  
Written by TrollandDie on 10.08.2013 at 02:55

Well, I've been wanting to make a journey through this area of metal for some time now.

This list shall supply me with what I require.


Great! Glad to be of service.
InnerSelf - 10.08.2013 at 13:33  
Really impressive Melodic Death Doom (with a slight Gothic touch), thought you might like it
Immensity

And the list lacks Lacrimas Profundere, you might want to check Memorandum and Burning: A Wish (their new stuff sucks so I suggest avoiding it )
Lit. - 11.08.2013 at 18:32  
Boy, you are just becoming the list maker on this site for me.
Ever try Dark Millennium's Above The Celestial Season?
Erik M. - 11.08.2013 at 19:40  
Written by InnerSelf on 10.08.2013 at 13:33

Really impressive Melodic Death Doom (with a slight Gothic touch), thought you might like it
Immensity

And the list lacks Lacrimas Profundere, you might want to check Memorandum and Burning: A Wish (their new stuff sucks so I suggest avoiding it )


Thanks, I'll give it a listen soon, but since I only add full length albums that are on MS I won't add it.

I checked out Memorandum but I'm not convinced it qualifies for this list, sorry... if any of their other albums are more death/doom then I might consider adding those. I just want to avoid the gothic doom stuff as much as possible.

Written by Lit. on 11.08.2013 at 18:32

Boy, you are just becoming the list maker on this site for me.
Ever try Dark Millennium's Above The Celestial Season?


I'll take that as a compliment, so thanks. Although as I said, this will likely be my last list for a while unless I suddenly get a great idea for another one.

Consider that album added (btw, I noticed it's "ashore" and not "above" ) and will check it out sooner or later.
Mr. Blonde - 11.08.2013 at 23:34  
That's a strong list E.Mols. I'm sort of surprised that Tales From The Thousand Lakes by Amorphis isn't on it though. Tales is an all time fav of mine, but admittedly, a difficult to categorize album as well. Still, it combines elements of death and doom in a unique manner. Though this album has a different sound than much of the list, the same general words used to describe the sound are present, which is what is interesting to me.
Erik M. - 11.08.2013 at 23:48  
Written by Mr. Blonde on 11.08.2013 at 23:34

That's a strong list E.Mols. I'm sort of surprised that Tales From The Thousand Lakes by Amorphis isn't on it though. Tales is all time fav of mine, but admittedly, a difficult to categorize album as well. Still, it combines elements of death and doom in a unique manner.


Thanks. I still have some work to do seeing as a lot of albums aren't ranked (which isn't extremely important, but I still aim to have 'em all ranked eventually).

Interesting you mention Tales of the Thousand Lakes. I own that album and listened to it quite a few times, although never considered it for this list for some reason. I think it does qualify seeing as it contains no gothic at all (unlike quite a few albums on this list) as well as it being a classic and all that. But don't be shocked by its (rather low) ranking on the list (still in the top 15 though), it's just my own preference.
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.08.2013 at 01:12  
Written by Lit. on 11.08.2013 at 18:32


Ever try Dark Millennium's Above The Celestial Season?


has nothing to do with death/doom. Melodic death metal, yes, death/doom, nope.
Erik M. - 12.08.2013 at 01:21  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2013 at 01:12

Has nothing to do with death/doom. Melodic death metal, yes, death/doom, nope.


Then why is it labelled as such on MS, in that review and on MA?
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.08.2013 at 01:31  
Written by Erik M. on 12.08.2013 at 01:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2013 at 01:12

Has nothing to do with death/doom. Melodic death metal, yes, death/doom, nope.


Then why is it labelled as such on MS, in that review and on MA?



because MA is wrong when it comes to this band and probably the one that submitted it here took it from MA.

MA is wrong a lot of times when it comes to genres. And here a lot is off as well according to me.
Mr. Blonde - 12.08.2013 at 03:03  
Cool, I see Tales has been added.

Also, the ranking isn't a huge deal to me. Inclusion is generally more important to me than rank with anyone's list (outside of top 5 or so). I mean, it's hard enough to get a group of people to agree on pizza toppings, let alone have them all agree on which toppings should receive the most priority on the pizza. That's a real weird analogy I know, but I think it conveys my point.

I honestly was just trying to think of non-gothic albums, and then it dawned on me. Even though Amorphis has (living up to their band name) altered their style again and again over the years. That one album always stood out as a milestone for me. The album sounds EXACTLY like the cover art looks, which that is impressive in it's own right. The themes of the Finnish epic, the Kalevala, and the haunting melodies used in songs like Black Winter Day made a really memorable death/doom album that doesn't fit the typical death/doom formula. I can see that album's influence in everything from other doom like October Tide to melodeath like Insomnium.

Let me see if I can think of other suggestions.
Ok, check out these five bands:
1. Serenity Fades - Earthborn = I'm pretty sure that EP is their only completed work, but it fits the criteria.
2. Dissolving of Prodigy - Lamentations of Innocence = should get some consideration. They do have quite a bit of a gothic sound, but no more than My Dying Bride, or Saturnus or other bands that this Czechoslovakian band emulates. They get a boner for flutes and recorders and stuff like that, but they have some good stuff. Lamentations of Innocents would probably be the album that best fits this list from them.
3. Mythic - Mourning in the Winter Solstice (EP) = an all female death/doom band from my hometown! It's a shame they didn't keep this band going, they are worth checking out.
4. Paramaecium (now known as inExhodrium) - either Within the Ancient Forest or Exhumed of the Earth = This is a Christian doom band, but it is challenging material that is both dark and uplifting at once, as they hail from Aussie land, the land of quality, Christian themed metal. They could be categorized as gothic, but they have enough death elements I think to warrant a spot here. But if not here, then on any Beauty and the Beast list, they belong.
5. Cianide - The Dying Truth = more traditional death leaning then much of the list. They are sort of like a doomier (and better imo) version of Autopsy
I'll echo Beyond Belief = I'm not surprised that Marcel mentioned them already though.
Lit. - 12.08.2013 at 04:36  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2013 at 01:31

And here a lot is off as well according to me.

...And that is where you lose your post loses its credibility.

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