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The Top Ten
Please listen "inheritance" from katatonia!
I wouldn't classify their newer material (after Brave Murder Day/ Sounds of Decay) as doom metal, but they remain a great band to this day. Their doom material alone isn't my favorite, but it definitely packs a punch. - AngryByrd
The Great Cold Distance, Night is the New Day, & Dead End Kings are amongst the best of the genre.
I think they're more melodic death metal than doom.V 4 Comments
Just listen to solidarity. thank me later
They are simply the Masters of Doom
Doom metal masters, Candlemass
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 - ryanrimmelV 3 Comments
The first doom metal band and the first metal band in history definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.
Black Sabbath basically made doom metal just listen to the song Black Sabbath.
Best metal band of any sub group or future group.
They aren't 100% doom Metal but they did create the genre - christangrantV 7 Comments
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
Sovran is my favorite album - Acid_BubbleV 6 Comments
Hands down the best, most unique doom band around.
No doom band can match Electric Wizard
Doom without Electric Wizard is not doomy and earthy enough!V 1 Comment
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.
Ghost shouldn't even be here, there not metal let alone doom metal, there a good rock band but not metal... if you think Ghost is the best modern metal band then I feel extremely sorry for you
This was the band that got me into metal.I started with lighter metalV 1 Comment
The song Love You To Death alone beats everything Ghost has and ever will do ever.
October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.
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?
Sure best Doom band foreverV 2 Comments
Where as original doom metal pioneers like paradise and katatonia were only grasping the potential of the genre in regards to capturing human emotion, Swallow the Sun Perfected it making some of the most emotional music ever in any genre, Plague of Butterflies is perhaps the most beautiful I've ever heard
The music "Cathedral Walls" ft. Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) just explains why this is one of the best Doom Metal Bands in the world.
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
They are number 1V 4 Comments
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
It's sucks that a band like ghost can be above a true Metal band. - Rambles
What are they doing down here? Paradise Lost invented both death-doom and gothic doom!
Guys, what, they the originators of everything we know about Doom Metal nowadays, especially gothic doom
I agree, with Dying Bride this band should be in the first place!
Just listen to their guitar solo man!V 3 Comments
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.
The Melvins are great how are they not at the top.
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
Matt Pike may have not invented Doom, but by god he wrote the book on how to do it right!
"Dopesmoker" is the epitome of stoner doom (at least for me...)
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 doom I have ever listenV 16 Comments
VERY BEST IN STILL AND MUCH FEELINGS IN THEIR MUSIC
Go listen to Through Silver In Blood and Times of Grace. If everyone who reads this does so, these guys will be at least number 10. - AngryByrd
Surprised I didn't see them on here. They're one of doom metal's early pioneers.
Saint Vitus is the very definition of doom.they should be much higher on the list.
"I know I don't belong,
and there's nothing I can do
I was born too late
And I'll never be like you"
You can't be more doom than this!
One of the best songs in history has been released by this fantastic band which is "our wings are burning" this group also has another albums that every doom/gothic metel fan should listen.
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"
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