Thursday, September 08, 2011


Andrew Parker drops more science on the subject of Doom Metal....

Apparently there's seven sub-flavours of Doom listed in a Terrorizer special on the Best 40 Doom Albums ever.

True Doom, Doom/Death, Gothic Doom, Funereal Doom,Drone Doom, Stoner, Sludge

I wonder what exactly is it that makes Funereal Doom so much more funereal than regular doomy Doom? Or the other sorts. Seeing as they are all a bit on the funereal side...

Looking at the True Doom list, I see that Saint Vitus were not in fact the Original Non-Originals. That title goes to Witchfinder General with their 1982 LP Death Penalty (that band name almost makes them Hauntological Doom). And a year before Born Too Late, in 1986, Candlemass clinch the honor of genre-definer with their album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Here's that True Doom list in full:

Witchfinder General -- Death Penalty (1982)
Trouble -- Psalm 9 (1984)
Pentagram -- Self Titled (1985)
Candlemass -- Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986)
Saint Vitus -- Born Too Late (1987)
Cathedral -- Forest of Equilibrium (1991)
Solitude Aeturnus -- Beyond the Crimson Horizon (1992)
Sevenchurch -- Bleak Insight (1993)
Solstice -- New Dark Age (1998)
Reverend Bizarre -- In the Rectory ... (2002)

Perhaps by the time of Solstice and Reverend Bizarre, "True Doom" is turning into "Retro Doom"?

Course when I think of "doom" I also think of doomcore / doomtroopers / "Doomed Bunkerloops"