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Once again, a nice doomy year; to your hit lists!

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I hardly listened to any new doom this year. Anything in particular worth mentioning that grabbed your attention? Forget the banalities, I need something super-duper engaging and wonderful, for, as you already suspect, I have heard almost everything there is out there style, sound and aesthetics-wise. Blow my mind!...


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very good albums:

Arakk - Under Søvnen (Funeral)
HellLight - As We Slowly Fade (melo funerary death doom)
Void Of Silence - The Sky Is Over ("apocalyptic" lyrical doom??)
Altars Of Grief - Iris (death doom)
Monolithe - Nebula Septem (cosmic doom)
Eirð - Rituals (atmo ritualistic doom)
Woebegone Obscured - The Forestroamer (baroque death doom)
Rezn - Calm Black Water (Ethereal yet intense Stoner doom)
Шишкин Лес (Cone Forest) - Универс (Funeral drone doom)
Vanishing Kids - Heavy Dreamer (vintage female-fronted Doom)
Holy Grove - Holy Grove II (Punchy yet sensitive female-fronted Doom)
SOL - Before We Disappear (ritualistic sinister doom)
DIRGE - Lost Empyrean (post-Doom)
Comatose Vigil A.K. - Evangelium Nihil (Funeral doom)
Oltretomba - L'Ouverture Des Fosses (Necro Doom)
UN - Sentiment (Funeral Sludge Doom)


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good albums:

YOB - Our Raw Heart (Stoner Doom)
Pantheist - Seeking Infinity (Lyrical funerary death doom)
Faal - Desolate Grief (extreme death doom)
Aporya - Dead Men Do Not Suffer (death doom)
Green Lung - Free the Witch (opiate stoner doom)
Apostle of Solitude - From Gold to Ash (lyrical trad doom)
Et Moriemur - Epigrammata (baroque death doom)
Dautha - Brethren Of The Black Soil (ritualistic trad doom)
Famyne - ST (mournful trad doom)
Messa - Feast For Water (ritualistic female-fronted doom)
Deathbell - With the Beyond (mournful female-fronted doom)
Evoken - Hypnagogia (proggy death doom)
Collapse Of Light - Each Failing Step (atmo death doom)
HUATA - lux initiatrix terrae (Stoner Doom)

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wyrd wrote:
I need something super-duper engaging and wonderful,


Off my list, Monolithe and Woebegone Obscured might interest you. Otherwise, try the new P.H.O.B.O.S., it's some very good indus doom, but too noisy for me...!

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I liked PHOBOS on their (his) 2008 Ancedipal album, which really impressed me.
Monolith's newest I did dig quite a bit, although nothing on the album surpassed the mighty and epic Burst In the Event Horizon track which is for me the crest of this album, putting all other tracks in its shadow, which is a shame, because I needed something as epic as this very track, no less.
Huge fan of the ever changing Woebegone Obscured and I did listen to the advanced digital album sent to me some months ago courtesy of the cool and awesome, one and only Stu Greg from Aesthetic Death Rex, I remember I quite liked it although it did not blow my mind. The artwork though was super cool.
Is Void of Silence any good these days? I have all of their older releases up until their breaking up and going into obscurity for some years.
The only thing I can relate with these days, in terms of that darkness and mystique I constantly search in music is the work of Emil from Sol. Despite owning only his first album, from what I've heard, his music is right up my alley, and half of his recording are not even metal...


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Sleep - The Scientist (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Windhand - Eternal Return (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Spaceslug - Eye the Tide (Stoner/Doom/Post-Metal)
Alastor - Slave to the Grave (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Lowen - A Crypt in the Stars (Atmospheric/Progressive Doom Metal)
Deathbell - With the Beyond (Traditional Doom Metal)
Witchthroat Serpent - Swallow the Serpent (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Haunted - Dayburner (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Messa - Feast for Water (Traditional Doom Metal)
Drug Cult - Drug Cult (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Shrooms Circle - Shrooms Circle (Stoner/Doom Metal)
Aeonian Sorrow - Into the Eternity a Moment We Are (Funeral Doom/Death Metal)
Un - Sentiment (Funeral Doom/Sludge Metal)
Mournful Congregation - The Incubus of Karma (Funeral Doom Metal)
Evoken - Hypnagogia (Funeral Doom/Death Metal)
Void of Silence - The Sky Over (Atmospheric Doom Metal)
The Hyle - Preproduction (Traditional/Stoner Doom Metal)
Ripis - Shadow Dies in Morning Light (Traditional Doom Metal)
Byrgan - Byrgan (Traditional Doom Metal)
Khemmis - Desolation (Traditional Doom Metal)
Yob - Our Raw Heart (Doom/Post-Metal)
Conan - Existential Void Guardian (Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal)
Thou - Magus (Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal)
Chrch - Light Will Consume Us All (Funeral Doom/Sludge Metal)
Bongripper - Terminal (Sludge/Drone/Doom Metal)
The White Swan - Touch Taste Destroy (Sludge/Doom Metal)
Without - Elaborations III (Atmospheric Doom/Post-Metal)
Holy Grove - Holy Grove II (Traditional Doom/Stoner Metal)
Horehound - Holocene (Sludge/Doom Metal)
Witchkiss - The Austere Curtains of Our Eyes (Sludge/Doom Metal)
Hangman's Chair - Banlieue triste (Gothic/Doom Metal)
Collapse Of Light - Each Failing Step (Atmospheric Doom/Death Metal)
Fading Bliss - Journeys in Solitude (Gothic/Death/Doom Metal)

I will probably add more to this as more bands come to mind. 2018 was definitely a good year for stoner/doom!

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Is Void of Silence any good these days?


It took me some time to get used to the new singer whose voice is far cleaner and more lyrical than before, but they once again manage to sound truly captivating on the whole.


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The only thing I can relate with these days, in terms of that darkness and mystique I constantly search in music is the work of Emil from Sol.


I must review my judgement on his latest one, isn't more than just good in fact!
https://soldoom.bandcamp.com/album/before-we-disappear

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Sorry to be boring, but it would be good to have the genre mentioned... so I can avoid stoner and trad... :)

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Merchant of Doom wrote:
Sorry to be boring, but it would be good to have the genre mentioned... so I can avoid stoner and trad... :)


Good idea. Stoner is not mu thing, but trad doom, when it's good, it's fucking awesome. Have you not listened to Count Raven yet? As NTNR says: Blasphemy!


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Merchant of Doom wrote:
Sorry to be boring, but it would be good to have the genre mentioned... so I can avoid stoner and trad... :)


Ugh you're no fun! :p However, I'll never turn down an offer to nitpick the genres on a bunch of albums. :;):

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Have you not listened to Count Raven yet? As NTNR says: Blasphemy!


Yes, I have and I hated it...

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Merchant of Doom wrote:
Sorry to be boring, but it would be good to have the genre mentioned... so I can avoid stoner and trad... :)


Ugh you're no fun! :p However, I'll never turn down an offer to nitpick the genres on a bunch of albums. :;):


Thank you very much! And to baphomet too... :p

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wyrd wrote:
Have you not listened to Count Raven yet? As NTNR says: Blasphemy!


Yes, I have and I hated it...


How can anyone hate an album like Mammons War is absolutely beyond me...


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My list:
1. Forest of Shadows - Among the dormant watchers
2. Self-hatred - Hlubiny

But I think I should revisit;
Hamferd - Tamsins likam
Sullen Guest - IIIIXXI
Altars of Grief - Iris
Ocean of Grief- Nightfalls Lament
Monolithe - Nebula Septem
My Silent Wake - There Was Death
Mournful Congregation - Incubus of Karma
...and many others


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wyrd wrote:
Have you not listened to Count Raven yet? As NTNR says: Blasphemy!


Yes, I have and I hated it...


How can anyone hate an album like Mammons War is absolutely beyond me...



it's called having different tastes...

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it's called having different tastes...


It's called having bad taste...


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wyrd wrote:
Merchant of Doom wrote:

it's called having different tastes...


It's called having bad taste...


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I can't even think of any 2018 releases I may have heard outside of 'Nevertanezra - Bastard of Prometheus'. I'm very far behind this year.

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I can't even think of any 2018 releases I may have heard outside of 'Nevertanezra - Bastard of Prometheus'. I'm very far behind this year.



Blasphemy!

Seriously, what the hell is Nevertanezra? And cool of you to elegantly self-promote your project. Shame on you :-)


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NTNR wrote:
I can't even think of any 2018 releases I may have heard outside of 'Nevertanezra - Bastard of Prometheus'. I'm very far behind this year.



Blasphemy!

Seriously, what the hell is Nevertanezra? And cool of you to elegantly self-promote your project. Shame on you :-)


:vince: LMFAO! I wasn't intentionally trying to promote but I suppose it's unavoidable under the circumstances. What is Nevertanezra? Madness! Some bands have breakdowns, Nevertanezra has letdowns. :shock:

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