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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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mz - 12.08.2013 at 16:05  
Someone should make and extensive list about entire extreme doom metal spectrum and cover areas like (pure)death doom, blackended doom, funeral doom, sludge doom and drone doom
mz - 12.08.2013 at 16:07  
Glad you added "Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay"
Erik M. - 15.08.2013 at 01:09  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2013 at 01:31

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.


I see. Not saying you're wrong, but I'll still give it a listen and then decide for myself whether it's death doom or not.

Written by Lit. on 12.08.2013 at 04:36

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


Not sure whether Marcel is referring to my list or to MS. If he's referring to MS then I agree, but if this is about my list then I'd like to know which albums aren't death doom in his opinion.

Written by Mr. Blonde on 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.


Yeah, I agree with what you said about Tales from the Thousand Lakes, it's indeed quite a unique album and not regular death doom at all. That's why I probably didn't even consider it for this list. Typical death doom would of course be Mourning Beloveth and Officium Triste and the likes.

Now about your suggestions. I hate to say this, but like the description says (and also numerous mentions in the comments) I don't add non-MS stuff and only full length albums. That being said, I might reconsider after a while, but first I'm going to "work" on having a solid list in which all the albums are ranked (right now about 20 albums aren't ranked yet, so need to listen to those (more)). By the way, you mentioned "beauty and the beast". Not sure if that's a coincidence, but I happen to have created a "beauty and the beast" list a couple of months ago, check it out! And I did add Cianide's debut, so I'll check that one out. If there's not enough doom (in my opinion), then I'll just delete it again.

Written by mz on 12.08.2013 at 16:05

Someone should make and extensive list about entire extreme doom metal spectrum and cover areas like (pure)death doom, blackended doom, funeral doom, sludge doom and drone doom


That would be a huge list. This list also covers pure as well as melodic death doom. I could indicate the melodic ones (with an M for example), good idea or not? As for blackened, funeral, sludge and drone doom, I'm not the right person to create such a list seeing as I don't nearly enjoy those styles as much as death doom. But yeah, it would be great if someone would indeed create lists that cover those subgenres.

Written by mz on 12.08.2013 at 16:07

Glad you added "Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay"


I initially added their debut, but seeing as it's far less popular than Vessels of Light and Decay (so barely anyone would know it), I decided to go for the 2nd album. Good thing I did, since I enjoyed it a lot. Still will check out the debut sooner or later though.
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.08.2013 at 03:24  
Written by Erik M. on 15.08.2013 at 01:09


I initially added their debut, but seeing as it's far less popular than Vessels of Light and Decay (so barely anyone would know it), I decided to go for the 2nd album. Good thing I did, since I enjoyed it a lot. Still will check out the debut sooner or later though.



it might not be as popular as their second album but their debut is just so much superior it isn't even funny any more. I would even dare say that their second album is one of the most overrated albums of last year
Mr. Blonde - 15.08.2013 at 05:39  
Written by Erik M. on 15.08.2013 at 01:09

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2013 at 01:31

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.


I see. Not saying you're wrong, but I'll still give it a listen and then decide for myself whether it's death doom or not.

Written by Lit. on 12.08.2013 at 04:36

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


Not sure whether Marcel is referring to my list or to MS. If he's referring to MS then I agree, but if this is about my list then I'd like to know which albums aren't death doom in his opinion.

Written by Mr. Blonde on 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.


Yeah, I agree with what you said about Tales from the Thousand Lakes, it's indeed quite a unique album and not regular death doom at all. That's why I probably didn't even consider it for this list. Typical death doom would of course be Mourning Beloveth and Officium Triste and the likes.

Now about your suggestions. I hate to say this, but like the description says (and also numerous mentions in the comments) I don't add non-MS stuff and only full length albums. That being said, I might reconsider after a while, but first I'm going to "work" on having a solid list in which all the albums are ranked (right now about 20 albums aren't ranked yet, so need to listen to those (more)). By the way, you mentioned "beauty and the beast". Not sure if that's a coincidence, but I happen to have created a "beauty and the beast" list a couple of months ago, check it out! And I did add Cianide's debut, so I'll check that one out. If there's not enough doom (in my opinion), then I'll just delete it again.

Written by mz on 12.08.2013 at 16:05

Someone should make and extensive list about entire extreme doom metal spectrum and cover areas like (pure)death doom, blackended doom, funeral doom, sludge doom and drone doom


That would be a huge list. This list also covers pure as well as melodic death doom. I could indicate the melodic ones (with an M for example), good idea or not? As for blackened, funeral, sludge and drone doom, I'm not the right person to create such a list seeing as I don't nearly enjoy those styles as much as death doom. But yeah, it would be great if someone would indeed create lists that cover those subgenres.

Written by mz on 12.08.2013 at 16:07

Glad you added "Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay"


I initially added their debut, but seeing as it's far less popular than Vessels of Light and Decay (so barely anyone would know it), I decided to go for the 2nd album. Good thing I did, since I enjoyed it a lot. Still will check out the debut sooner or later though.


I love Tales from the 1k Lakes so much. I don't know what it is about that album... it's just f'n captivating. Elegy is great too, but wouldn't make any sense on this particular list.

About the non-full album stuff. That's cool, and yeah I did see that. I mostly just wanted to give those bands a shout out, more than anything. I don't really expect you to add the EPs for Serenity Fades and Mythic. That is all good.

Cianide is death first, than doom... but there is a Sabbathy haze over that death metal none the less. I think it qualifies to stay, but hey it's your list.

Paramaecium is probably the strongest candidate I mentioned though. InExordium is how to find them here though as they changed their name to an opening track off an old album under Paramaecium. They have one of those invisible profiles here. If it ever gets activated... they deserve an add on the list. They are a religious band, but not one that requires a religious listener to appreciate. I honestly feel they are on par with bands like My Dying Bride, and that's a small, proud group.
psykometal - 16.08.2013 at 06:17  
Phlebotomized as Melodic Death/Doom? They sounded like Progressive Death when I listened to them...
psykometal - 16.08.2013 at 06:35  
Just checked out Indesinence, and it reminded me a bit of Faal, which I checked out earlier this year and it was really good. Any recommendations for bands along the lines of Faal and Indesinence with 2013 releases?
MechanisT - 16.08.2013 at 13:30  
No Novembre? I haz a severe sad.

Also; Eternal Oath's latest (not 100% sure about whether it's death-doom or not) and Ad Intra (though I doubt you'll feature them here since they're not on MS, but shared for the greater purpose of discovering new music nonetheless).
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.08.2013 at 13:58  
Written by psykometal on 16.08.2013 at 06:17

Phlebotomized as Melodic Death/Doom? They sounded like Progressive Death when I listened to them...


there is quite a bit of doom in their as well. Wouldn't really call it progressive though. That would be like calling Always by The Gathering or My Dying Bride's debut progressive
psykometal - 16.08.2013 at 14:45  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.08.2013 at 13:58

there is quite a bit of doom in their as well. Wouldn't really call it progressive though. That would be like calling Always by The Gathering or My Dying Bride's debut progressive

Well the shifts in the music within the songs, and from song to song in some cases (as well as the "symphonic" presence) is what made me think Progressive. It's so different from a lot of other stuff I've listened to from that time period and earlier. By today's standards I would consider it Progressive, by 1994 standards (which is something I never considered originally, being the "revisionist" that I am ) it was probably considered very Avantgarde.
Erik M. - 19.08.2013 at 22:12  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.08.2013 at 03:24

it might not be as popular as their second album but their debut is just so much superior it isn't even funny any more. I would even dare say that their second album is one of the most overrated albums of last year


Okay, I'll check it out then and decide which one should be on this list.

Written by Mr. Blonde on 15.08.2013 at 05:39

I love Tales from the 1k Lakes so much. I don't know what it is about that album... it's just f'n captivating. Elegy is great too, but wouldn't make any sense on this particular list.

About the non-full album stuff. That's cool, and yeah I did see that. I mostly just wanted to give those bands a shout out, more than anything. I don't really expect you to add the EPs for Serenity Fades and Mythic. That is all good.

Cianide is death first, than doom... but there is a Sabbathy haze over that death metal none the less. I think it qualifies to stay, but hey it's your list.

Paramaecium is probably the strongest candidate I mentioned though. InExordium is how to find them here though as they changed their name to an opening track off an old album under Paramaecium. They have one of those invisible profiles here. If it ever gets activated... they deserve an add on the list. They are a religious band, but not one that requires a religious listener to appreciate. I honestly feel they are on par with bands like My Dying Bride, and that's a small, proud group.


"1k Lakes"? That's just being lazy, no offense hahaha. Only heard that one and the debut though and honestly I'm not that interested in their more recent albums because it's totally not my cup of tea. Oh, and I will check out InExordium nonetheless. I don't mind if the profile is invisible, as long as they are on MS. I'm irreligious so good to hear it's not very religious music, haha. You say they're on par with MDB? Well, that's definitely a good thing then.

Written by psykometal on 16.08.2013 at 06:17

Phlebotomized as Melodic Death/Doom? They sounded like Progressive Death when I listened to them...


I listened to that album and they're way more (progressive/avantgarde) death metal than doom, so I agree.

Written by psykometal on 16.08.2013 at 06:35

Just checked out Indesinence, and it reminded me a bit of Faal, which I checked out earlier this year and it was really good. Any recommendations for bands along the lines of Faal and Indesinence with 2013 releases?


How about Chalice of Doom's latest album? I still have to check it out myself (going to buy that album soon, in fact), but aside from that one I can't think of other similar albums that were released this year. But I agree, Indesinence - Vessels of Light and Decay is really great stuff, even though the debut seems to be better (according to Marcel).

Written by MechanisT on 16.08.2013 at 13:30

No Novembre? I haz a severe sad.

Also; Eternal Oath's latest (not 100% sure about whether it's death-doom or not) and Ad Intra (though I doubt you'll feature them here since they're not on MS, but shared for the greater purpose of discovering new music nonetheless).



I've listened to Classica and Novembrine Waltz and in my opinion those albums aren't really death doom (despite the band being labelled as death doom). Rather more progressive and they reminded me a bit of Opeth at times, which is also far from death doom. Which Novembre albums are in your opinion death doom?

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.08.2013 at 13:58

there is quite a bit of doom in their as well. Wouldn't really call it progressive though. That would be like calling Always by The Gathering or My Dying Bride's debut progressive


It's either progressive or avantgarde if you ask me, and there's way more death in it than doom as well. Maybe I'm totally wrong here, but I listened to the album pretty carefully to determine the style. In any case there's not enough doom in it to keep it on this list, so I removed it. That being said, it's awesome stuff, so that album is definitely going on my debut album list. Lastly, it doesn't sound anything like the debuts of MDB and The Gathering.

Written by psykometal on 16.08.2013 at 14:45

Well the shifts in the music within the songs, and from song to song in some cases (as well as the "symphonic" presence) is what made me think Progressive. It's so different from a lot of other stuff I've listened to from that time period and earlier. By today's standards I would consider it Progressive, by 1994 standards (which is something I never considered originally, being the "revisionist" that I am ) it was probably considered very Avantgarde.


Agreed. It's far from pure/melodic death doom in my opinion. Hell, I don't even consider it to be death doom, but rather avantgarde/progressive death metal. I really would've liked to keep it on this list, but it simply doesn't fit the list at all. Same goes for Lit.'s recommendation (Millennnium's debut) which was somewhat questionable as well so I decided to delete that one too (not enough doom in it as far as I'm concerned). It's definitely going on my debut albums list though.
mz - 19.08.2013 at 22:58  
I'd say it would be good idea to distinguish pure death doom from melodic death doom
psykometal - 19.08.2013 at 22:59  
Written by Erik M. on 19.08.2013 at 22:12

How about Chalice of Doom's latest album? I still have to check it out myself (going to buy that album soon, in fact), but aside from that one I can't think of other similar albums that were released this year. But I agree, Indesinence - Vessels of Light and Decay is really great stuff, even though the debut seems to be better (according to Marcel).

Well the music sounds pretty good, but the vocals do sound a little contrived. Will have to give it more time me thinks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTA-QNQZZnM
MechanisT - 20.08.2013 at 00:56  
I dunno, I always found them to be fairly death-doom (as well as progressive as you pointed out) in their sound, in particular those albums you mentioned. I don't find any strong Opeth resemblance, apart from the prog aspects. In any case, your call.
psykometal - 20.08.2013 at 07:14  
Falling Leaves reminds me a lot of Officium Triste, wonder if they were going for that or not (I think somewhere somebody compared those 2 bands already but not sure if this was that band or not; but I'm sure it was probably DoomKing Marcel who wrote it ).
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2013 at 17:13  
Written by psykometal on 20.08.2013 at 07:14

Falling Leaves reminds me a lot of Officium Triste, wonder if they were going for that or not (I think somewhere somebody compared those 2 bands already but not sure if this was that band or not; but I'm sure it was probably DoomKing Marcel who wrote it ).



why do you think they had Pim Blankenstein of OT do guest vocals? As well as Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom and Josep Brunet of Helevorn?
psykometal - 20.08.2013 at 17:21  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.08.2013 at 17:13

why do you think they had Pim Blankenstein of OT do guest vocals? As well as Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom and Josep Brunet of Helevorn?

Because they wanted to sound like Opeth...?
Erik M. - 21.08.2013 at 22:50  
Written by mz on 19.08.2013 at 22:58

I'd say it would be good idea to distinguish pure death doom from melodic death doom


Done. Also have quite a few labelled as "atmospheric" because there's still a difference between atmospheric and melodic death doom metal. Check it out and let me know if there are any albums you'd label differently.

Written by psykometal on 19.08.2013 at 22:59

Well the music sounds pretty good, but the vocals do sound a little contrived. Will have to give it more time me thinks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTA-QNQZZnM


Yep, I agree. The vocals aren't really good (that's my first impression), but they don't ruin it at all for me (hell, I love Uaral's full length album and the growls in that one are way worse). Oh, and like I just said I've added the style of the albums (pure, melodic and atmospheric... and avantgarde in one case). This makes it a bit easier for you (and others) to find similar music.

Written by psykometal on 20.08.2013 at 07:14

Falling Leaves reminds me a lot of Officium Triste, wonder if they were going for that or not (I think somewhere somebody compared those 2 bands already but not sure if this was that band or not; but I'm sure it was probably DoomKing Marcel who wrote it ).


It indeed resembles OT, but also Saturnus and of course Wine From Tears (seeing as those last two are also pretty similar). Others would be Hanging Garden and Daylight Dies, but haven't given those two bands a lot of time yet. And by the way, I was the one who compared those bands in the shoutbox when I was listening to Falling Leaves.

Written by psykometal on 20.08.2013 at 17:21

Because they wanted to sound like Opeth...?


I don't get it.
psykometal - 22.08.2013 at 05:14  
Written by Erik M. on 21.08.2013 at 22:50

I don't get it.

We were talking about Marcel being the doom know-it-all in the SB the other day and I made the crack about how he might as well consider Opeth a death/doom band because he calls Phlebotomized death/doom just because it has some slow doom-y parts in it, remember?
mz - 22.08.2013 at 09:29  
Written by Erik M. on 21.08.2013 at 22:50

Written by mz on 19.08.2013 at 22:58

I'd say it would be good idea to distinguish pure death doom from melodic death doom


Done. Also have quite a few labelled as "atmospheric" because there's still a difference between atmospheric and melodic death doom metal. Check it out and let me know if there are any albums you'd label differently.

Good job I am not familiar with all of the albums on this list so I can not judge all of your tags but tbh, I personally do not think that atmospheric doom would be appropriate term to describe albums like BMD. Stick to melodic tag and you will be fine since the difference between melodic doom and atmospheric doom does not seem to be big. Moreover, you have mentioned avantgrade (doom) as a genre of an album. If you do not want to limit yourself to pure, melodic and atmospheric, IMO it's better to point out that Erosion is post death doom metal
anyway, this list is really great. thanks for making it. Death doom noobs like me could find a lot of gems here
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.08.2013 at 12:04  
Written by psykometal on 22.08.2013 at 05:14

Written by Erik M. on 21.08.2013 at 22:50

I don't get it.

We were talking about Marcel being the doom know-it-all in the SB the other day and I made the crack about how he might as well consider Opeth a death/doom band because he calls Phlebotomized death/doom just because it has some slow doom-y parts in it, remember?


I would never call Opeth death/doom or even death metal because there is no doom in their sound and also no death metal
psykometal - 22.08.2013 at 14:38  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.08.2013 at 12:04

I would never call Opeth death/doom or even death metal because there is no doom in their sound and also no death metal

Well duh. That was the joke.
Erik M. - 23.08.2013 at 01:46  
Written by psykometal on 22.08.2013 at 05:14

We were talking about Marcel being the doom know-it-all in the SB the other day and I made the crack about how he might as well consider Opeth a death/doom band because he calls Phlebotomized death/doom just because it has some slow doom-y parts in it, remember?


Haha, I understand now. By the way, what do you think of the added styles to this list? Makes it a bit easier to find similar bands.

Written by mz on 22.08.2013 at 09:29

Good job I am not familiar with all of the albums on this list so I can not judge all of your tags but tbh, I personally do not think that atmospheric doom would be appropriate term to describe albums like BMD. Stick to melodic tag and you will be fine since the difference between melodic doom and atmospheric doom does not seem to be big. Moreover, you have mentioned avantgrade (doom) as a genre of an album. If you do not want to limit yourself to pure, melodic and atmospheric, IMO it's better to point out that Erosion is post death doom metal
anyway, this list is really great. thanks for making it. Death doom noobs like me could find a lot of gems here


Thanks. Funnily I'm also not familiar with everything on this list. Still quite a few albums I need to check out (I listened to everything that's ranked of course). About BMD, I think calling it melodic is pushing it, but the whole album has some sort of mysterious atmosphere to it so it's actually quite atmospheric. Then listen to Slumber for example, which is really melodic and totally different from BMD or a real atmospheric album like Sadness' debut (which is also the only album that has avantgarde in it). So for now I'm keeping it like this to distinguish the albums even more from eachother, while still being in the same subgenre. Also added the "Post" metal tag to Erosion by the way. Anyway, I'm glad you like this list, so thanks.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.08.2013 at 12:04

I would never call Opeth death/doom or even death metal because there is no doom in their sound and also no death metal


I'd simply call Opeth extreme progressive metal, like they are labelled on MS. A couple of doom metal lists have featured Opeth albums, which is funny because there's indeed no doom at all in their sound.
Dima - 06.09.2013 at 17:55  
Nice list. I have to say that Desire's Locus Horrendus wins it for me. Their other album 'Infinity' is also out of this world.
Erik M. - 06.09.2013 at 21:42  
Written by Dima on 06.09.2013 at 17:55

Nice list. I have to say that Desire's Locus Horrendus wins it for me. Their other album 'Infinity' is also out of this world.


Thanks again. Oh, and the top 4 albums are actually all 10/10's for me, so keep that in mind. Yeah, the debut is also brilliant, but still not as great as Locus Horrendus for me. However, I haven't spun that one a lot (Locus Horrendus probably 15-20 times already), so I might change my mind some day.
Dima - 07.09.2013 at 05:04  
Written by Erik M. on 06.09.2013 at 21:42

Written by Dima on 06.09.2013 at 17:55

Nice list. I have to say that Desire's Locus Horrendus wins it for me. Their other album 'Infinity' is also out of this world.


Thanks again. Oh, and the top 4 albums are actually all 10/10's for me, so keep that in mind. Yeah, the debut is also brilliant, but still not as great as Locus Horrendus for me. However, I haven't spun that one a lot (Locus Horrendus probably 15-20 times already), so I might change my mind some day.


Ye Locus Horrendus only just edges out Infinity for me.

Edit: Just listened to them both again. Despite the beauty of Infinity, Locus is superior.
Erik M. - 07.09.2013 at 18:59  
Written by Dima on 07.09.2013 at 05:04

Ye Locus Horrendus only just edges out Infinity for me.

Edit: Just listened to them both again. Despite the beauty of Infinity, Locus is superior.


I just listened to Infinity again and must say Locus Horrendus is definitely superior for me. Infinity actually only has 5 "real" tracks, while Locus Horrendus has 7 and is a lot longer as well, so for me it's more impressive. Also Locus Horrendus seems to be more consistent.
Monolithic - 21.09.2013 at 16:47  
Apart from massive pile of the quotes above and the debate on being subjective VS objective, I like this list.

Nice to see Slumber, Celestial Season, Katatonia, Mar De Grises and Bilocate here.
Erik M. - 21.09.2013 at 17:18  
Written by Monolithic on 21.09.2013 at 16:47

Apart from massive pile of the quotes above and the debate on being subjective VS objective, I like this list.

Nice to see Slumber, Celestial Season, Katatonia, Mar De Grises and Bilocate here.


Haha indeed. And thanks for the +1. It's obvious from the description why I made this list and it's pretty subjective because of multiple reasons. First, the albums of the bands that I've chosen are the best (my favourites) by those bands. Secondly, I ranked the albums to my own preference (roughly). Hell, I even had ratings on here but removed those to make the list less subjective as it's already subjective enough.

By the way, interesting you mention Celestial Season, a band which I didn't even know when I just created this list. Marcel pointed them out to me (as he actually knows far more death doom than me, not surprisingly of course) and I think that album (Solar Lovers) is excellent. Anyway, hope the list is of any use to you. On request of mz, I later on added the styles (atmospheric, melodic or pure death doom) to the ranked albums, so it's even more clear which albums are alike.
Monolithic - 21.09.2013 at 17:29  
Not a problem. Yeah I was searching for some Dutch death/doom metal until I stumbled upon "Forever Scarlet Passion". That and "Solar Lovers" made my day.

It sure is, I think I'm gonna check out Solinari by Morgion and Gracefallen by Unholy. I think I'm gonna whip up a list of my favorite funeral doom stuff as well. that's the only genre I get picky in.
Erik M. - 21.09.2013 at 18:07  
Written by Monolithic on 21.09.2013 at 17:29

Not a problem. Yeah I was searching for some Dutch death/doom metal until I stumbled upon "Forever Scarlet Passion". That and "Solar Lovers" made my day.

It sure is, I think I'm gonna check out Solinari by Morgion and Gracefallen by Unholy. I think I'm gonna whip up a list of my favorite funeral doom stuff as well. that's the only genre I get picky in.


Well, Officium Triste is the most "famous" death doom metal band here in The Netherlands, so definitely check them out (any of their latest 3 albums is a good place to start). Also, The 11th Hour is great too, so check that one out as well (a one-man band from Ed Warby, who is also the drummer for Ayreon and lots of other bands). As far as I know, everything Morgion did was great, but unfortunately I only really enjoy Gracefallen by Unholy (the others have over-the-top growls that I can't really stand).

As far as funeral doom goes, I'm not that knowledgeable. Sure, I know quite a bit bands in that subgenre, but I highly prefer death doom to funeral doom. So I'm looking forward to seeing your list, but to be honest I didn't take you (judging from your lists) for someone who likes funeral doom.
Monolithic - 21.09.2013 at 18:47  
Added to my playlist. Thanks for the suggestions.

haha It's gonna take a while. I have some great albums here and there, so it's gonna take a while to sort out the appropriate albums for that list. Hopefully, I'll add more by the time I finish the list. If you had any suggestions on funeral doom metal let me know as well.
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.09.2013 at 18:24  
I really don't understand people calling The 1th Hour death/doom. The only thing deathy about them are first Rogga's grunts on the debut and then Pim's grunts on the second albu,. For the rest it has nothing to do with death/doom.Even Slumber and Rapture are more death/doom and that is telling as it is.
Erik M. - 22.09.2013 at 18:36  
Written by Monolithic on 21.09.2013 at 18:47

Added to my playlist. Thanks for the suggestions.

haha It's gonna take a while. I have some great albums here and there, so it's gonna take a while to sort out the appropriate albums for that list. Hopefully, I'll add more by the time I finish the list. If you had any suggestions on funeral doom metal let me know as well.


The only suggestions (which you probably already know) I have are:
- Evoken - Quietus (funeral death doom)
- Shape of Despair - Shades Of... (funeral doom, but very atmospheric)

I know Angels of Distress is the favourite album of many people, but I totally disagree with that. Way less consistent album than the debut. One song stands out and that is "Quiet These Paintings Are", but that's it for me. The debut however contains 5 massive songs that are all amazing.
Erik M. - 22.09.2013 at 18:37  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2013 at 18:24

I really don't understand people calling The 1th Hour death/doom. The only thing deathy about them are first Rogga's grunts on the debut and then Pim's grunts on the second albu,. For the rest it has nothing to do with death/doom.Even Slumber and Rapture are more death/doom and that is telling as it is.


Hmm, what would you call those bands then? The 11th Hour as simply "doom" and Slumber and Rapture both as "melodic doom"?
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.09.2013 at 18:40  
Written by Erik M. on 22.09.2013 at 18:37

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2013 at 18:24

I really don't understand people calling The 1th Hour death/doom. The only thing deathy about them are first Rogga's grunts on the debut and then Pim's grunts on the second albu,. For the rest it has nothing to do with death/doom.Even Slumber and Rapture are more death/doom and that is telling as it is.


Hmm, what would you call those bands then? The 11th Hour as simply "doom" and Slumber and Rapture both as "melodic doom"?


something like that indeed.

Btw I see you have Whispering Gallery in your list William van Dijk (Whispering Gallery's guitarist) will be filling in for Bram Bijlhout in Officium Triste during Dutch Doom Days, because Bram won't be able to play that date.
psykometal - 22.09.2013 at 19:31  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2013 at 18:40

Btw I see you have Whispering Gallery in your list William van Dijk (Whispering Gallery's guitarist) will be filling in for Bram Bijlhout in Officium Triste during Dutch Doom Days, because Bram won't be able to play that date.

You gona update the account with him as Touring musician?
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.09.2013 at 19:47  
Written by psykometal on 22.09.2013 at 19:31

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.09.2013 at 18:40

Btw I see you have Whispering Gallery in your list William van Dijk (Whispering Gallery's guitarist) will be filling in for Bram Bijlhout in Officium Triste during Dutch Doom Days, because Bram won't be able to play that date.

You gona update the account with him as Touring musician?



not sure yet, since it will be for just two gigs at the moment. The first one being a week earlier. Not sure if he will turn into a regular touring member.
psykometal - 06.10.2013 at 06:49  
Not sure if this qualifies as melodic death/doom, but it sounds pretty melodic to my ears; and I quite like their album.

http://vindemiatrix.bandcamp.com/
Erik M. - 09.10.2013 at 18:12  
Written by psykometal on 06.10.2013 at 06:49

Not sure if this qualifies as melodic death/doom, but it sounds pretty melodic to my ears; and I quite like their album.

http://vindemiatrix.bandcamp.com/


A late reply by me (although I did reply on Facebook ), but I just added the album.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.10.2013 at 17:13  
I am wondering if Erik wet himself yesterday in Little Devil seeing Officium Triste with temporary guitarist William van Dijk from Whispering Gallery playing a surprising stelist, due to the inclusion of Your Fall Grace at William's request, although closing song Like Atlas was played too fast.
Erik M. - 13.10.2013 at 21:53  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 17:13

I am wondering if Erik wet himself yesterday in Little Devil seeing Officium Triste with temporary guitarist William van Dijk from Whispering Gallery playing a surprising stelist, due to the inclusion of Your Fall Grace at William's request, although closing song Like Atlas was played too fast.


Hahaha. Yeah, it was an excellent setlist they had yesterday. All songs from the last 3 albums which are my favourite albums (of course Reason is my favourite, hence why it's on this list). Great to watch them perform Your Fall From Grace, because they never played it live before. I didn't notice Like Atlas was played too fast though, but that's probably because I'm easily satisfied when it comes to gigs, unlike you. Yes, the fact of seeing a great band perform is good enough for me most of the time. Of course when some aspects are obviously not good or even bad, then I'd still complain. But the more gigs you attend, the more critical you become. That obviously means you must be way more critical than me.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.10.2013 at 22:00  
Written by Erik M. on 13.10.2013 at 21:53

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 17:13

I am wondering if Erik wet himself yesterday in Little Devil seeing Officium Triste with temporary guitarist William van Dijk from Whispering Gallery playing a surprising stelist, due to the inclusion of Your Fall Grace at William's request, although closing song Like Atlas was played too fast.


Hahaha. Yeah, it was an excellent setlist they had yesterday. All songs from the last 3 albums which are my favourite albums (of course Reason is my favourite, hence why it's on this list). Great to watch them perform Your Fall From Grace, because they never played it live before. I didn't notice Like Atlas was played too fast though, but that's probably because I'm easily satisfied when it comes to gigs, unlike you. Yes, the fact of seeing a great band perform is good enough for me most of the time. Of course when some aspects are obviously not good or even bad, then I'd still complain. But the more gigs you attend, the more critical you become. That obviously means you must be way more critical than me.



it was a good gig though, yesterday. But then again I have never seen Officium Triste deliver even an average gig.
Some minro mistakes were made in the songs by William, but that was to be expected since he was extremely nervous, this being his first gig with OT. I think it was a good move to have this dress rehearsal a week before they play Dutch Doom Days in their hometown (come to think of it of the current live line-up only Pim and Lawrence are from Rotterdoom). This will have taken the nervous edge off William for next week.
Erik M. - 13.10.2013 at 22:08  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 22:00

it was a good gig though, yesterday. But then again I have never seen Officium Triste deliver even an average gig.
Some minro mistakes were made in the songs by William, but that was to be expected since he was extremely nervous, this being his first gig with OT. I think it was a good move to have this dress rehearsal a week before they play Dutch Doom Days in their hometown (come to think of it of the current live line-up only Pim and Lawrence are from Rotterdoom). This will have taken the nervous edge off William for next week.


I agree, definitely a good performance. First time I saw them they impressed more though, but that was not because of their performance but because then they played more than twice as long (a little under 2 hours I think) and the venue was just way better. Little Devil is good, but that venue in Ridderkerk was pretty awesome, in every aspect. Oh and it was kind of obvious that he was nervous, especially when he had to play that part in Like Atlas alone. Hehe, and I actually thought they were all from Rotterdam.
Marcel Hubregtse - 13.10.2013 at 22:13  
Written by Erik M. on 13.10.2013 at 22:08

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 22:00

it was a good gig though, yesterday. But then again I have never seen Officium Triste deliver even an average gig.
Some minro mistakes were made in the songs by William, but that was to be expected since he was extremely nervous, this being his first gig with OT. I think it was a good move to have this dress rehearsal a week before they play Dutch Doom Days in their hometown (come to think of it of the current live line-up only Pim and Lawrence are from Rotterdoom). This will have taken the nervous edge off William for next week.


I agree, definitely a good performance. First time I saw them they impressed more though, but that was not because of their performance but because then they played more than twice as long (a little under 2 hours I think) and the venue was just way better. Little Devil is good, but that venue in Ridderkerk was pretty awesome, in every aspect. Oh and it's kind of obvious that he was nervous, especially when he had to play that part in Like Atlas alone. Hehe, and I actually thought they were all from Rotterdam.



the line-up that played yesterday. NIels lives in Utrecht, William in Hoogland, Gerard somewhere in Brabant. Pim and Lau in ROtterdam. Martin (keyboard player and ex-drummer) who only plays live once in a while live in Germany. Bram who was on holiday, why William played, lives in Utrecht as well.

Originally Maritn is from Rotterdam and Gerard as well and also the Original guitarist Johan is from Rotterdam as is the Original bass player, who's name I have forgotten
Erik M. - 13.10.2013 at 22:17  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2013 at 22:13

the line-up that played yesterday. NIels lives in Utrecht, William in Hoogland, Gerard somewhere in Brabant. Pim and Lau in ROtterdam. Martin (keyboard player and ex-drummer) who only plays live once in a while live in Germany. Bram who was on holiday, why William played, lives in Utrecht as well.

Originally Maritn is from Rotterdam and Gerard as well and also the Original guitarist Johan is from Rotterdam as is the Original bass player, who's name I have forgotten


Haha, most of that I didn't know yet, so thanks for clearing that up.
Erik M. - 17.10.2013 at 21:46  
Written by Guest on 17.10.2013 at 21:41

Well shit, my favorite genre is Death Doom also.

I am displeased in the lack of Saturnus in this


Good to know and thanks for the +1. But Saturnus - Paradise Belongs to You is most definitely in it (hell, I even mentioned it's one of my favourite albums ever in your list ). I only list 1 album/band and Saturnus' debut is my favourite for sure, so that's why it is listed here. My second favourite would be Saturn In Ascension and after that Veronika Decides to Die and Martyre (never understood the hype around those two albums).

If I would list 2 or 3 albums per band the list would be too long as it would reach 100 albums easily then.
Erik M. - 17.10.2013 at 22:06  
Written by Guest on 17.10.2013 at 21:54

I never liked 1 album per band lists..
As for Saturnus: My two favorites are Veronika and Paradise, Saturn in Ascension comes close 3nd and Martyre not so close 4th..
I think you should relisten Veronika one time, it doesn't have the atmosphere of Paradise but it's awesome..

Can you do a list of your favorite Doom Death / Gothic Doom albums?


I initially had 2 albums/band, then even 3 albums/band but eventually changed it to 1 album/band because I got many suggestions and thus the list kept growing. Now with around 60 albums on it, I don't think it would be a good idea to have 2 albums/band on it since then there would be 80-100 albums listed easily. I'll think about it, but I'm not sure yet.

I listened to Veronika Decides to Die many times and I actually began to like it less after more spins. Not saying it isn't a great album, but for me it doesn't even come close to Paradise Belongs to You. This list is already death doom and many gothic doom albums are on my gothic list already, so I don't think I'll create a list of those two combined since most albums on these two lists would also be on that new list, which is a bit unnecessary. Not saying I won't do it, but let me think about it. Btw, would you say adding genres to my gothic list would be a good idea? I might just do that.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.10.2013 at 13:53  
Delirium - Zzooouhh should also be included imo

Erik M. - 18.10.2013 at 18:57  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.10.2013 at 13:53

Delirium - Zzooouhh should also be included imo




I listened to the whole album and must agree it's solid death doom for sure. Although seeing as it isn't featured on MS I'm not sure whether I'll include it, sorry. Don't you think the list is long enough already? If I were to include non-MS albums then it'll only increase in length. Anyway, I'll think about adding it nonetheless.

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