Best Doom Metal Bands

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1Katatonia

The Great Cold Distance, Night is the New Day, & Dead End Kings are amongst the best of the genre.

Katatonia is legendary, pretty much everything they have ever released is quality. laugh out loud I don't know who put Draconian on here, phaha.

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2Candlemass

Why oh why are they not #1. They are the definition of old school metal. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus is considered the pinnacle of epic doom metal - ryanrimmel

How are these guys not on top? Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a great album- so much feeling in the intros to A Sorceror's Pledge and Solitude, and the Phrygian Dominant give Demon's Gate the most delightfully evil feel. And, of course, the guitar harmonies in Black Stone Wielder. Besides, the videos for mirror mirror and Bewitched (especially bewitched) are hilarious. Plus, Leif Edling is a bass player and the main songwriter, so that is just automatically awesome

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3Draconian

Definitely Draconian
One of the greatest doom metal bands EVER!
I've been listening to doom metal music for so many years now and I've never seen a band like them, they're the best in the business.
If you wanna try them just listen to "Death, Come Near Me" from the album "Arcane Rain Fell", the saddest 15:22 minutes of your life, do not listen to the Demo version of this song.
You'll love this band!
I'm sure. - d4rk92

The Solitude. It Grieves My Heart. I think that says enough. Where Lovers Mourn, I would say, is one of the greatest doom metal albums of all time. - djh101

Draconian is the only band which force you to cry, specially 'Death Coming near' song

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4Black Sabbath

The first doom metal band and the first metal band in history definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.

Wow black sabbath? In a doom metal list?! Who the hell put BS in here?!

Well... Not contrary to popular belief, Black Sabbath's earlier work consisted of a slower, darker sound which is why they are consider by most to be the inspiration for doom metal. Where as some have gone as far as to label them one of, if not the, first doom metal band (which would explain why they have 10% of the vote).

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5Type O Negative

October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.

6Ghost B.C.

Ghost is in my opinion the best modern metal band. They have extreme satanic lyrics, but not the cliche Black Metal "Rawraghraw hail satan" kind. They have deep, dark, lyrics that literally make you feel like you are present at a Satanic ritual. Papa Emeritus has an incredible voice, great melodies from the instrumentalists, and they are good enough that Dave Grohl himself jumped on board. He produced Ghost's EP "If You Have Ghost" and performed studio drums. A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost basically said that Dave Grohl sometimes drums for Ghost in live performances. Ghost is one of those bands where I can honestly say that there is no song that I dislike. Even their worst song sounds good! - ryanrimmel

Dark and deep sound that Will give you goosebumps by their awesome sound.

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7Swallow the Sun

Just listen to "10 Silver Bullets" and "Rooms & Shadows" from "Songs From The North I" Album and you well know "Swallow the Sun" is God of Doom/Death Metal

The music "Cathedral Walls" ft. Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) just explains why this is one of the best Doom Metal Bands in the world.

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8Melvins

Come on these guys influenced all of the heavy New Orleans bands like Crowbar. Not to mention they influenced Nirvana's Bleach, heaviest punk album. I have no idea why Crowbar isn't on this list because they should be second to Sabbath.

9Danzig
10Electric Wizard

It baffles me that these guys aren't top 10 at least. go listen to "Funeralopolis", damn it!

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11Pentagram

They not only pioneered doom metal, but metal in general. Alongside Black Sabbath, they are considered the early pioneers and sometimes founders of Metal - ryanrimmel

12My Dying Bride

Number 1, and nothing else they just remind the genre and can't stand the place 16 - Rhapsody

One of Great Trinity of Doom Metal.

If there's one band who can do a bloody miserable, evil, slow, heavy as song, it's my dying bride.

That's what doom is, right? So why aren't they fighting with Candlemass and katatonia for nr1?

13Theatre of Tragedy

VERY BEST IN STILL AND MUCH FEELINGS IN THEIR MUSIC

14Sleep

Does no one know or appreciate Sleep on this site? They are by far one of the best stoner rock/metal bands ever and one of the best doom bands! There is no way they shouldn't be in the top 5 - ryanrimmel

15Uaral

Listen To Lament Song If You Want To Know Uaral Band - RaminLp

Come on 20? Really? I guess you know nothing about DOOM if UARAL is on 20th rate

Simply the pain and sadness, they are great

The best music I have ever heard

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16Virgin Black
17Celtic Frost
18Acid King
19Dark Sanctuary
20Kyuss
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