Best Doom Metal Bands
The Top Ten
Just listen to solidarity. thank me later
Nightfall, best doom metal album of all time
They are simply the Masters of Doom
Those 6 songs are incredible.
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 created Doom. But They isn't a best band in this genre. I just can't stand them guitar sound
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.
Please listen "inheritance" from katatonia!
They're more of a Gothic metal band, their first two albums were the only ones that included doom.
The Great Cold Distance, Night is the New Day, & Dead End Kings are amongst the best of the genre.
The definition of underground. Most people either don't know them, or worship them. Probably the heaviest Doom Metal band of all time, they're extremely unique and interesting. Definitely deserves a higher spot than 6.
Hands down the best, most unique doom band around.
No doom band can match Electric Wizard
Number 1, and nothing else they just remind the genre and can't stand the place 16
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 forever
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 have heard off and on of this band. But, I have recently taken the time to listen to at least one of their songs. 'No Lonlier Star' and I am SHOCKED! No, seriously! I mean I have honestly NEVER heard anything like it before in my life ever, and that's simply the honest truth about it! I could go on and on about them based on this song alone, but I'll keep this short and sweet. They RULE! And rightfully have earned a place of honor in my playlist for 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
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
Listen to "Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Part II).
The song Love You To Death alone beats everything Ghost has and ever will do ever.
October Rust, Bloody Kisses. Arguments are now invalid.
Just listen to angel song... U will in love with this band
Paradise Lost is by far the best doom band in history I just love the Icon album they are way too underrated and I cannot believe that Type O Negative are better as they SUCK.
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!
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!
Idiots, they're hard rock. Cheesy ass hard rock. Literally no doom elements whatsoever.
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
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
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...)
They not only pioneered doom metal, but metal in general. Alongside Black Sabbath, they are considered the early pioneers and sometimes founders of Metal
The early pioneer of doom. Should be in top 2.
True pionners. Great band, not like Ghayst
Should be higher. And they should get noticed more to be honest such a great band.
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
Come on they should be in at least top 5, simply they have made beautiful music, go checkout woods 5
Woods 5 is a flawless album!
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.
VERY BEST IN STILL AND MUCH FEELINGS IN THEIR MUSIC
The slowest band in existence
I simply hate this band, and it's Drone not Doom metal
Great modern metal band! Drawing a ton of influence from the greats, like type o negative and sabath.
Listen To Lament Song If You Want To Know Uaral Band
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
Underrated band, should be higher
Most of the bands on thisnlist are gothic metal, not doom. Listen to Forest Of Equilibrium, it's about as true as doom metal gets
Draconian, Tiamat, Paradise lost, Katatonia are not doom metal. Bands. BS, pentagram, cathedral... They are doom metal bands. Listen to them and compere them.
For the beganer's I'll suggest a song"Ashes you leave". You are gonna love them. I bet.
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.