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nex666
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:52 pm 
 

I'm looking for blackened doom? I'm not sure if that's the right word for it...

I'm not really keen at all on clean vocals and I really like black metal style vocals, especially tortured/insane sounding screams/vocals (bethlehem etc) so that would be a plus.

Any recommendations for me? Cheers..

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The_Kreator
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm 
 

I'm actually working on a black metal/doom project myself :lol:

but, I'm afraid I have no recommendations for you :(

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Belial
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:08 pm 
 

Woods of Belial are good if you're looking for the "torture" stuff, they're industrial black/doom.
There is Funeralium who also have those Bethlehem-like vocals.

Otherwise, check out Dolorian, Deinonychus, Forgotten Tomb, Void of Silence (first album is more like "haunting", while the last one is more epic and sad sounding overall) and Forest of Shadows if you like Katatonia.

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Celtic_Fire_666
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:15 pm 
 

They are Blackened Funeral Doom, but Black and Doom are there regardless:

Abyssmal Sorrow: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=101469
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Man_who_lost_the_sun
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:19 pm 
 

Faustcoven! Traditional/true doom riffing with black metal aggression, vocals, production, and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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Perplexed_Sjel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:44 pm 
 

Velnias are generally well thought of. Their debut is well worth a look.

I'd also recommend the lesser known Leech. Although I do feel Mania are a much better band (associated band with several of the same musicians), but they do play a different style of music, so comparisons are limited. Actually check Mania out too (you can find a link on the Leech page, of course).

Technically speaking, Fleshpress could be considered blackened doom, though they do incorporate many other genres. Still, worth a listen.

Black Bile are decent, though very obscure and difficult to get a hold of. Check out Nokturn's review, it seems to hit the nail on the head.

To me, Schmerz sound like blackened doom, mixed in with a touch of DSBM. Its far better than a number of its fellow bands within the depressive sub-genre. Sounds like a mixture of black metal and Nortt, or Elysian Blaze, both of whom are also worth checking out - particularly Elysian Blaze's epic 'Levitating the Carnal'.

Another obscure band this time - Woebegone Obscured (a band with an apt name). Their debut is brilliant, but unfortunately relatively unknown. Highly recommended as it also mixes a death metal tinge into the fray, reminding me slightly of Disembowelment, the Australian legendary band.

Beatrik are an absolute MUST. 'Requiem of December' is practically perfect in every way.

Vhernen are the opposite of clichéd black/doom. Just look at the instruments the bands only member uses!

Other recommendations:
Carpathian Full Moon
Dictator
Ghast
Gurtholfinn
Melissa
Misery's Omen
Raventale

What about Forgotten Woods?


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grindcore12345
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:45 pm 
 

im surprised no ones said nortt
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Perplexed_Sjel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:48 pm 
 

I believe I did. :P

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grindcore12345
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:57 pm 
 

oh sorry i didn't read your post properly
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Perplexed_Sjel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:02 pm 
 

That always helps. :)

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The_Kreator
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:26 pm 
 

I second the Nortt and Forgotten Tomb recs.

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nex666
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:23 pm 
 

The_Kreator wrote:
I'm actually working on a black metal/doom project myself :lol:

but, I'm afraid I have no recommendations for you :(

Awesome, got any material recorded? I always keen to hear.

Thanks to all for the rest of the recommendations, I will have to spend a good night trying to find myspaces etc and listening.

Have heard a couple of bands because I like some DSBM.

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The_Kreator
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:42 pm 
 

I have a small tape recording. Read this for further details on my project.

But I really advise getting Forgotten Tomb, especially Love's Burial Ground.

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Scourge441
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:07 pm 
 

I second the recommendation of Misery's Omen. Especially because their bassist is really good, which is something rare among both the black and doom genres.

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Man_who_lost_the_sun
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:13 pm 
 

Scourge441 wrote:
I second the recommendation of Misery's Omen. Especially because their bassist is really good, which is something rare among both the black and doom genres.

Doom has some of the best bassists I've heard.

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LokiGoddess
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:50 pm 
 

Conjuration (of Finland) is what you need. it's REAL blackened doom metal. Not "black/doom metal" like Faustcoven or "black metal with doom elements" like Samael (well, around the time of their first full length, anyway). It's just straight up, oldschool (mid 80's) style doom metal with some touches of black metal here and there. The vox are just stellar.
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Weerwolf
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:34 am 
 

Forgotten Tomb Love's Burial Ground should be all you need.

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caspian
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:39 am 
 

Highgate might be up your alley. Heavy pounding and super repetitive but they get the job done.
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Bezerko
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:52 am 
 

As far as I'm concerned the best of the "modern" black/doom bands (i.e, those that do a funeral doom/black metal crossover thing) is Funeral Mourning, their full length is absolutely amazing.

As for Misery's Omen, as one might be able to tell from my review of Hope Dies, I'm a fan. :D

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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:33 am 
 

Beatrik's ''Requiem of December''. The vocals aren't typical black metal ones, but they're still very emotional, more lower pitched, also quite understandable.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:07 am 
 

ANCIENT WISDOM - The Calling
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Weerwolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:05 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
Beatrik's ''Requiem of December''. The vocals aren't typical black metal ones, but they're still very emotional, more lower pitched, also quite understandable.

Yes, we must spread the word.

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Catachthonian
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm 
 

Unholy's earlier recordings (circa 1990-1993).
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Perplexed_Sjel
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:41 pm 
 

Weerwolf wrote:
colin040 wrote:
Beatrik's ''Requiem of December''. The vocals aren't typical black metal ones, but they're still very emotional, more lower pitched, also quite understandable.

Yes, we must spread the word.


Didn't I recommend that to you a while back on Last Fm? :P

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Weerwolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:05 pm 
 

Perplexed_Sjel wrote:
Weerwolf wrote:
colin040 wrote:
Beatrik's ''Requiem of December''. The vocals aren't typical black metal ones, but they're still very emotional, more lower pitched, also quite understandable.

Yes, we must spread the word.


Didn't I recommend that to you a while back on Last Fm? :P

You've already recced some great things, but I know Beatrik already quite some time. I think I bought both his albums about 2 years ago and have been listening to both of 'em on a frequent basis. I think you may have confused it with something else hehe

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Perplexed_Sjel
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:15 pm 
 

Damn. :( Still, Beatrik's album is a must hear. :P

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Thor_Evlor
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:28 pm 
 

http://www.myspace.com/lordmantis

A hybrid of black and doom/sludge, it's Bill from Indian and Drew and Charlie from Avichi. Not pure black/doom like Nortt and the rest, but still a great record you might dig.
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