Best Doom Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Katatonia
Please listen "inheritance" from katatonia!
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.
[Newest]They haven't put out one bad album.

dragonzrmetal


2Draconian
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

3Candlemass
Just listen to solidarity. thank me later
Katatonia isn't metal! Candlemass are GODS of doom
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


4Black Sabbath
The first doom metal band and the first metal band in history definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.
No doubt they're god of doom metal
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).

5Type O Negative
October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.

6Swallow the Sun
The music "Cathedral Walls" ft. Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) just explains why this is one of the best Doom Metal Bands in the world.

7Melvins

8Electric Wizard
It baffles me that these guys aren't top 10 at least. go listen to "Funeralopolis", damn it!

9Pentagram
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


10Theatre of Tragedy
VERY BEST IN STILL AND MUCH FEELINGS IN THEIR MUSIC

The Contenders

11Danzig

12Acid King

13My 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.

14Virgin Black

15Dark Sanctuary

16Sleep
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


17Ghost B.C.
Ghost should be first!

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18Uaral
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

19Celtic Frost

20Kyuss

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