Author Topic: Doom metal  (Read 5815 times)

kngen

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2021, 10:30:56 PM »
Windhand
Inter Arma

We're pretty spoiled here in Richmond, it has to be said.

Other bands from here worth checking out: Prisoner, Left Cross, BAT, Terminal Bliss (the last two aren't doom in the slightest, but still great and worth a listen).

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2021, 04:52:07 AM »
Terminal Bliss are fucken grind bro. I listened to that this week, pretty good!


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2021, 07:42:40 AM »
Are people still talking about Pallbearer?

I think they were hotly tipped for a bit but I saw them supporting YOB and they bored the piss out of me.

That's the problem with a lot of doom, aesthetics over composition.

aaanyway https://youtu.be/YbkS7FKObPo

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2021, 10:25:16 AM »
Terminal Bliss are fucken grind bro. I listened to that this week, pretty good!

listening now, not sure I'd pay $10 for a 10-minute album though

Everything Went Red by Diploid is worth the cash

actually since we're English listen to The Afternoon Gentlemen.

ok enough grindcore in a thread about the polar opposite to grindcore

edit: put on Inter Arma because I've heard lots of good things about them; their cover of Southern Man! omg. Not really doom though. Oh wow and there's Running Down a Dream later in the album. 
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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2021, 04:23:48 AM »
New Gatecreeper EP (Unexpected Reality) is dead good, load of grindcore songs then a big fuck off doomy epic.

Doesn't stay doom all the way through there's grind and power metal (twin guitar Maiden riffs), probably more. It's a fucking belter.

Doom Metal is one of those things like Black Metal where I generally prefer it as an ingredient than delivered pure and uncut - Deafheaven and Wayfarer mix Black Metal into their music, some bands drop in some slo-oooo--ooo-ow doomy sections then get back on the fucken rock riffs, I like that.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2021, 06:11:26 PM »
NO)))

Magnum Valentino

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2021, 06:16:07 PM »
New Gatecreeper EP (Unexpected Reality) is dead good, load of grindcore songs then a big fuck off doomy epic.

Doesn't stay doom all the way through there's grind and power metal (twin guitar Maiden riffs), probably more. It's a fucking belter.

Doom Metal is one of those things like Black Metal where I generally prefer it as an ingredient than delivered pure and uncut - Deafheaven and Wayfarer mix Black Metal into their music, some bands drop in some slo-oooo--ooo-ow doomy sections then get back on the fucken rock riffs, I like that.

"Hey Sunn 0))), how about a fucking chorus?"

Type O Negative used it exactly like that, as an ingredient. The early verses of the excellent The Profit Of Doom have fabulous ponderous doomy riffs and drumming, and fantastic angry spoken vocals. Their debut album has some terrific doom moments too.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2021, 08:53:39 PM »
I went through a phase of being mad on Cathedral after loving one or two songs that were on Metal Hammer CDs, but their full albums never grabbed me as much as the ones on the magazine CDs. I love a bit of Windhand though. Candlemass have some funny videos.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2021, 09:08:01 PM »
Forest of Equilibrium is great, I don't even really have loads of time for the Eternal Mirror.  I'm really one and done with Cathedral, don't know why.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2021, 07:14:19 AM »
I went through a phase of being mad on Cathedral after loving one or two songs that were on Metal Hammer CDs, but their full albums never grabbed me as much as the ones on the magazine CDs. I love a bit of Windhand though. Candlemass have some funny videos.

Bet you it was Melancholy Emperor and Resisting the Ghost. If so, this post applies to me also.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2021, 03:35:01 PM »
Terminal Bliss are fucken grind bro. I listened to that this week, pretty good!

You think? Doesn't sound grindy at all to me. Makes me think more of hectic mid-90s hardcore like In/Humanity or Mukilteo Fairies. Admittedly, I stopped listening to grindcore after DA's Inalienable Dreamless (didn't seem much point after that!) so it could have changed in the interim.


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2021, 05:52:06 AM »
You think? Doesn't sound grindy at all to me. Makes me think more of hectic mid-90s hardcore like In/Humanity or Mukilteo Fairies. Admittedly, I stopped listening to grindcore after DA's Inalienable Dreamless (didn't seem much point after that!) so it could have changed in the interim.

I think the boundaries between genres are mushy. This had:
  • short songs
  • blast beats
  • screaming

Which are grind things. It also had some weird electronic, experimental noises and some other non-grind things.

So, maybe not.

Meh, I'm going to give it another spin.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2021, 11:51:35 AM »
Reverend Bizzarre are/were great.

Google them. Some great pics of the group.


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2021, 12:29:24 PM »
If we’re talking about ‘back in the day’ bands I used to really like Ramesses.  Bit limp on record listening back but really solid live.

Most of them went on to form the excellent, if stupidly-named 11 Paranoias.

11PARANOIAS - Asterismal

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2021, 02:59:25 PM »
I just listened to the first Cathedral EP (In Memorium), and I'm into it.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2021, 09:41:08 AM »
Bet you it was Melancholy Emperor and Resisting the Ghost. If so, this post applies to me also.

Melancholy Emperor sounds familiar, if that's the one that says "holy father" in the chorus, I think I ended up getting the album. I also loved Monster Magnet then and wanted to get more into the retro/stoner genre based on my love for them, but none of the other bands ever grabbed me as much as Monster Magnet.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2021, 10:23:46 AM »
Melancholy Emperor sounds familiar, if that's the one that says "holy father" in the chorus, I think I ended up getting the album. I also loved Monster Magnet then and wanted to get more into the retro/stoner genre based on my love for them, but none of the other bands ever grabbed me as much as Monster Magnet.

It is! It's one of favourite songs ever, it's perfect in every way. Lee Dorrian's post-Cathedral band Tombs have some good doom tunes as well.

I enjoyed the Monster Magnet song on the Matrix soundtrack though found out years later they'd ripped it off from a Hawkwind song quite shamelessly.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2021, 05:06:43 PM »
Kerrang made Monster Magnet's Powertrip their album of the year in 1998. I loved it too, though Kerrang's endorsement didn't seem help them break into pop culture. Rock Sound magazine always gave hugely hyped up, super-positive reviews to stoner rock albums too. Weirdly then it seemed like QOTSA were like some lesser sidekick to Monster Magnet, but they got huge while MM lagged behind with problems. I didn't know at the time MM's Dave Wyndorf was in a punk band which hung out with the Ramones in the 70s.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2021, 06:48:15 PM »
Yeah Powertrip is fucking skill. I really like Wyndorf's voice, it has a really nice classic 70s rock sound to it.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2021, 04:08:01 AM »
The first 4 MM albums are fucking incredible. Negasonic Teenage Warhead from Dopes to Infinity is just so joyous. Gonna listen to it now. For me, the band seriously went off the boil after Powertrip.

A shout out to the first few LPs from Fu Manchu as well. Insanely heavy, groovy vibes from the rhythm section(s).

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2021, 01:12:23 PM »
Lee Dorrian's post-Cathedral band Tombs have some good doom tunes as well.
I can't find hide nor hair of this project online. There is a band called Tombs who sound decent, though.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2021, 01:20:57 PM »
If we’re talking about ‘back in the day’ bands I used to really like Ramesses.  Bit limp on record listening back but really solid live.

I managed to catch Ramesses playing at the Underworld, think they were support to Sourvein. They were monstrous, and in the outro squall they even had Woodward being burnt alive in the Wicker Man.

As you say, none of their recorded stuff really hit the same but I still listen to this regularly:

https://youtu.be/sqiLETAhj7M


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2021, 01:40:17 PM »
I can't find hide nor hair of this project online. There is a band called Tombs who sound decent, though.

Talking out me hole, they're called From the Dead and I was thinking of their song Egyptian Tomb.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2021, 11:37:38 PM »
I can't find hide nor hair of this project online. There is a band called Tombs who sound decent, though.

Yeah, Tombs are great. Non-hipster blackish metal (even though they're from Brooklyn) with a bit of blackgaze, bit of psychedelia. Absolutely crushing live.

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2021, 10:13:07 AM »
I can't find hide nor hair of this project online. There is a band called Tombs who sound decent, though.

There's also that Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine record (Dorrian and Sunn/O))) )

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2021, 05:52:06 PM »
There's also that Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine record (Dorrian and Sunn/O))) )
Definitely, just listening to that one and it's fantastic.


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2021, 04:24:37 PM »
A friend of mine just put me on to Admiral Angry, who released their one and only album "Buster" back in 2009. I've read that a lot of the anger on this record is fuelled by the fact that their guitarist was well on his way to dying of cystic fibrosis at the tragically young age of 22 when it was created. Whether that's true or not (the source of inspiration I mean, not the death, which definitely did happen), this album fucking slams so hard. Seriously grinding low end tones, hammering drums, disgustipated vocals, a relentless trudging mire of thick, heavy bleakness.

Tone and mixing plays a huge part in how much I enjoy metal and consequently a lot of bands/records, no matter how great their tunes are, do relatively nothing for me and I'll switch off very quickly, but this album is fucking enormous and devastating. It hooked me in instantly and I'm stuck inside.

https://shelsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/buster


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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2021, 01:30:03 PM »
I just discovered a doom band I really like are locals, so I stand a chance of going to see them at some point soon. They're called Fister, and their new album "Video Death" is pretty damn good. I still don't know enough to know what your more knowledgeable metal people think of them, but I like what I've heard so far.

Re: Doom metal
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2021, 03:07:18 PM »
Tee hee! "Fister".

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Re: Doom metal
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2021, 03:17:52 PM »
For some reason, doom, sludge, and stoner metal are my 'autumn' genres. Something about the days getting shorter and the leaves turning fills me with the desire to listen to bands with names like Pagan Altar and Crypt Sermon.

That new Gatecreeper (and especially the 11-minute banger mentioned) is well worth listening to as are their earlier albums.

I generally don't have the patience for single songs longer than 30 minutes, my arbitrary doom sweet spot is between 7 and 12 minutes. Don't ask me why.

Another +1 for Windhand, noice stuff. Sleep are an essential band I reckon. I have a lot of time for OM too, although along with Earth I guess they're more drone-doom.

Anyhow, I recommend Conan - 'Hawk as Weapon' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfGlmGaDTHE

Crypt Sermon - 'Temple Doors' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spfXao0s4p8 (love the singer's Dio affectations, this is what I think of as traditional doom)
 
 Are Batushka 'doom' or 'blackened doom' or 'Millenial gregorian-metal' I don't know but these cats sing in...medieval Polish? and rock slowly  Батюшка - Песнь 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odUuR9BDhTU

MP3 blogs aren't really a thing anymore but there was a great one called 'The Day After Sabbath' which covered all the proto-metal/Sabbath inspired bands like Captain Beyond and Leaf Hound who are all interesting.

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