Best Doom Metal Bands


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The Top Ten

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.

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.


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.


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

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

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).

5Swallow 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.


7Type O Negative
October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.

8Theatre of Tragedy

9Electric Wizard
It baffles me that these guys aren't top 10 at least. go listen to "Funeralopolis", damn it!


The Contenders


12Dark Sanctuary

13Virgin Black

14Acid King

15Ghost B.C.
Ghost should be first!


16Celtic Frost


18My Dying Bride
Number 1, and nothing else they just remind the genre and can't stand the place 16


If You don't know saturnus you better kill yourself, check Veronika Decides To Die Album, inspired from Paulo Coelho's Novel
Listen to "For Your Demons", it is one of the most emotional songs I have ever heard.

Listen To Lament Song If You Want To Know Uaral Band


Simply the pain and sadness, they are great
I love this band

21Woods of Ypres
I'm surprised that this band doesn't have more votes. Go listen to The Green Album and try to tell me it's not one of the most beautiful albums you've heard

22Forest of Shadows

23October Tide


25Sunn 0))

26Novembers Doom


30? Come on man! "Heaven on My Mind,"" Born in a Prison," "Run to the Light," "Memory's Garden","At the End of My Daze"

29Black Label Society
I love The BLS but they are not a doom metal band.-.


Sweden has never really been a spawning pool for many great doom metal bands, but Tiamat makes every metal fan's time worthwhile, (mostly) irrelevant of taste. Never getting truly dull in any way. There is an overall esoteric approach to the music, citing the use of psychadaelic drugs on various occasions. The guitar work is at times a distorted mass that saws through your speakers at while being perfectly crystal clear in other certain parts. While that alone being very gloomy, the vocal duties from Johan Edlund add to the overall haunting and great atmosphere.

Serenades and The Silent Enigma are brilliant.
How are they not on here? They're the original of the Peaceville three!

For the beganer's I'll suggest a song"Ashes you leave". You are gonna love them. I bet.


34St. Vitus
Surprised I didn't see them on here. They're one of doom metal's early pioneers.

35Forgotten Tomb

36Doom vs


38Daylight Dies
They are great just listen to them once


Should be at least top10 in my opinion!


42Shape of Despair

43Paradise Lost
What are they doing down here? Paradise Lost invented both death-doom and gothic doom!

44The Fall of Every Season

45The Sword

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