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Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:24 am
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:31 am 

OM has released the album of the year for me (Advaitic Songs), and it's some of the best music I've ever heard.
The eastern-meets-doom-metal sound they have is very unique. Really bass heavy, a thick smoke kind of sound (I can imagine smoking hookah to them),
and of course the eastern/religious vibe. Is there anything out there like them
For anyone who needs a sample, here is some from their latest album.


EDIT - Just heard some of the solo stuff from Karl Sanders and I love it. Only have Saurian Meditations, but is there any other music out there similar to his Ancient Egyptian style music?

Basically, anything exotic/foreign influenced music? Would prefer if it's made from metal musicians, but open to anything.

Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:24 am
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:56 pm 

Not even stuff similar to Natural Snow Buildings or Six Organs of Admittance?
Anything would be appreciated!

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:35 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:46 pm 

I havent heard much else that could compare to those two bands but maybe you will dig Wreathes. Definate eastern sound to it, almost chant like vocals.


Two members of wreathes are also in a band called Kinit Her. They are much more experimental but check them out too. The burial hex split called Vedic hymns would be your best bet.


I think a lot of the bands comparable to this are not going to be in the Metal Genre per se. Check out more neofolk and ritual ambient bands.


Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:02 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:51 pm 



It's too much albums, make a search on the internet of which one you should get into.


Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:00 am
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:04 pm 

I also listen to Karl Sanders and find the (fantastic) "Atlantean Monument" album by Lord Wind quite similar in atmosphere. Not as "eastern" sounding as Karl S. but very percussive, "ancient" (in terms of evoking pictures in your mind).

Here is sth to check out:
SWORD OF STEEL - classic fantasy/horror artworks with a high dosage of blood and boobs ;)

BULLETRIDE ACTIONWEAR - my logo works and graphic stuff
click to visit my Deviantart-Page for some logo and shirt design work
(contact me if your band needs logo / design work)


Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:47 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:19 am 

Check out Grails, the drummer for Om played with them and they definitely got that Eastern vibe going on. They're purely instrumental, but the way I see it, they're so good they don't need a vocalist. Here's some tracks by them:

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:22 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:20 pm 

Check out White Buzz and Naam.

Naam is sort of like 60's psychedelic rock with a pretty cool vibe similar to Om.

White Buzz sounds a lot like Om. More so than any other bands I've heard.


Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:01 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:28 pm 

I keep meaning to check out Karl Sanders solo stuff. But for middle-eastern sounding music, Trial of the Bow is fairly mandatory, featuring members of Disembowelment.

Not metal-related, but one of the best middle-eastern albums ever is Rabih Abou-Khalil's "Nafas" album

Or maybe some authentic Afghan rubab music (sometimes spelt rabab), like this album by Essa Kassimi


Or if you don't mind some far-out space/psych-rock, maybe some of Ozric Tentacles material. Guitarist Ed Wynne is a master of eastern styles.
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Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:24 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:56 am 

Sorry to resurrect this after so long, but I wondered if anyone else had come across any Om-like middle eastern (or simply 'world') inspired music - be it stoner doom, or any other sort of music, really.

Loved a lot of the suggestions here, including Naam, WhiteBuzz, and the Afghan and Lebanese music mentioned above.

Everyone should definitely be listening to Ozric Tentacles, and see them live if they get the opportunity.

My own suggestion is Blaak Heat Shujaa - full album available on youtube:


A friend pointed this out to me earlier, and its pretty darn good - particularly psychedelic and somewhat OM-esque and/or desert-like vibes going on.

Look forward to seeing if anyone has any other suggestions.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:41 am 

There's a band called Zaum that's heavily Om-influenced but with sitar-like sounds that makes them sorta sound like Grails. There's apparently a full length coming out soon.

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Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:01 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:05 am 

Check out the band Bong from the UK. They combine long psychedelic drone/doom songs with the Sitar and Shahi Baaja.

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