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).


6Type O Negative
October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.

7Swallow 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.


9Theatre of Tragedy


The Contenders

11Electric Wizard
It baffles me that these guys aren't top 10 at least. go listen to "Funeralopolis", damn it!

12Virgin Black

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


14Dark Sanctuary

15Acid King

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


17Ghost B.C.
Ghost should be first!


18Celtic Frost


Listen To Lament Song If You Want To Know Uaral Band


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

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Updated Friday, May 22, 2015

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