This is an alphabetical list of doom metal bands including stoner metal, sludge metal, drone metal and funeral doom, artists that play within a genre that fuses doom metal with another, such as death/doom and black/doom, and artists that have played doom metal at some point in their career.
Doom metal, a subgenre of heavy metal, is one of the first metal genres to catch on with the public. Known for it's slower tempos, low sound, brooding guitars and dark lyrics that usually featured images of despair, dread and death (so the whole doom thing isn't just a clever name), doom metal emerged at the end of the 1960s when hard rock was beginning to become a legit genre.
Black Sabbath's original video performance of the song "Black Sabbath"
Black Sabbath is widely regarded as the first doom metal band.
Loudwire counts down the 10 best doom metal bands of all time. Loudwire counts down the 10 best doom metal bands of all time.
Doom metal is a form of heavy metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. Generally, doom metal features very slow tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "denser" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of dread or impending doom, and often an atmosphere of despair.
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Saint Vitus' eponymous 1984 debut album is considered one of the first doom metal albums.
Doom-metal is one of metal's many offshoots and it hasn't ever achieved the kind of commercial or even, critical praise that a lot of the lesser interesting ones have. The bands within this smaller scene bow to the altar of Iommi and Black Sabbath.
Inspired largely by the lumbering dirges and stoned, paranoid darkness of Black Sabbath, doom metal is one of the very few heavy metal subgenres to prize feel and mood more than flashy technique (though the latter can certainly be present).
The official music video for the song "Mirror Mirror" by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. This song is from their 3rd album Ancient Dreams (1988).
Ancient Dreams was the band's first album to chart in the U.S. (#74 on the Billboard album chart).
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Doom metal is exploding right now. Here are the bands you need to be listening to.