Poland's Painthing offer a debut with some good ideas spread thinly throughout a poor execution. Serves four outstanding tracks that leave you sonically crushed and trampled by thousands of hoofs! It's both a melancholic symphony and a sonic statement to defend life against the real existing adversities. Makes me wonder why I haul around 200lbs worth of heads for shows. Blending influences like Windhand, Jex Thoth and Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore, the Italian band has evolved from the droning occult doom sound of their first album 'Belfry' to a refreshing, even darker and more atmospheric approach. I like Lost Control, Sleepless, Electricity, Flying, Judgement.
As the name of the genre suggests, the lyrical content usually revolves around despair, suffering, depression, anger, doom and dread. Walking the line between what was considered spamming and what businesses wanted to communicate was sometimes clouded and at the minimum confusing for business and members in general. The extraordinary, haunting vocal style of Patrícia Andrade and vast passages reminiscent of a full string orchestra are making the album a gloomy, operatic sound experience. Oh and mini wah is obviously a space saver too! It's all about what you run in front of it. I don't like my wah, so I won't recommend it.
Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. I liked alot of black metal too, and still do. It's a great set up, just go through the green channel. Hellos, picked up a bass a year or so ago, and am quite digging it. Lyrical content usually revolves around drug abuse, suffering, anger towards society and politics. Kinda what I'm thinkin' here, guess that counts as a resounding maybe eh? They are the reason I chose my screen name.
Great selection and some new ones for me to check out. It's the immanent blues that makes me swing to the slow groove of 'Grimmest Hits'. The extreme can be at a crawling pace and depressing. Does it all serve as good background music to, ahem, other activities? We are an amateur site, run by volunteers and, as such, we are always looking for new contributors to join our ranks. This might have been one of the reasons for Scott Reagers to part from the band in 1986. If you have a little time and talent to spare, and would like to be a part of the worldwide community here, please get in touch. You could look at an Orange Dark Terror, too.
Favorite tracks: 'Keeping The Lighthouse' and 'My Heart Is Leaving Here'! Combines enthralling doom with jazz-tinged, dreamy ambience. It consists of low tuned guitars and slower tempos, with a rather heavy sound. I was way into Napalm Death and the whole Earache Records thing and I heard that Lee Dorian had left Napalm to start a new band. It gets way loud for bedroom playing I even played it in the practice space with my drummer and bass player running his mini acoustic rig thru his 2x15 cab. We'll be delighted to hear from you! I liked My Dying Bride.
This can go off in many directions. I knew nothing about Cathedral and my first spin of that record was one of the few times I got goose bumps while listening to something for the first time. It was probably caught by the spam filter. Some examples of traditional doom bands: Sludge doom is the fusion of doom metal, hardcore punk and Southern rock. Yeah I just recently bought their first three but I've owned After the Fall forever. Anyhoo, a couple of local metal-playing buds liked the rigs and the fact that un-fashionable aka cheap old gear could kick like that. I was way into Napalm Death and the whole Earache Records thing and I heard that Lee Dorian had left Napalm to start a new band.
Most of my friends with good amps live over an hour away and guitar center is also over an hour away. And I definitely don't think of Agalloch as Doom either, don't get me wrong here they are a great band but just don't fit into the mold of typical doom. Nonetheless this is simply the truth in this case. Glad to see I'm not alone. They're a rare band that I seem to like their later day material better. The band's second full length, 'Light Will Consume Us All', carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention on their debut. The vocals are mostly clean and the music is heavy, while the lyrics are dark and eerie.
Serves raw, Sabbathian doom and driving, hips shaking proto-stoner with maximum fuzz on the howling guitars as well as reverberating, weed tanned vocals. My recommendation is to check out your local pawn shop or Craig's List adverts and pick any reputable amp that falls within your price range. Most of the vocals are clean, though other types of doom which I will get into consist of screaming, shouting, shrieks or growls. Not being a student of the genre, but having listened to it here and there, I actually tried building a doom patch or two in my various modelers to explore playing the style. Serves typical Zakk-style guitars shooting one ultra-catchy riff and lead after another.
Partially feels like My Dying Bride recruited Death-mastermind Chuck Schuldiner R. Like most doom, the songs are slow and heavy. Serves eight absolutely authentic, ultra-heavy tracks of thick and catchy doom metal. I may as well use this to plug the sludge band i've been in for the past 10 years. Black Sabbath are credited with influencing the genre, while American and English bands actually got the genre up on it's feet in the 1980's. Songs are often very long and lack beat or rhythm in the traditional sense.
I dont listen to Anathema as much, cause it makes me kinda sad. I really love their music, and it's one of the few bands that I hadn't seen mentioned here. Revives classical themes of monolithically rolling 'Dopesmoker' and crushing 'Holy Mountain' albums with Matt Pike High On Fire riffing at maximum distortion level and Al Cisneros monotonously bubbling Om style vocals. Some people like flangers instead. Lastly, I agree about Agalloch, great band, but not doom metal, but I don't care enough about it to argue over it. Despite the warm welcome received, the band remained largely inactive after this release.