Best Doom Metal Bands
The Top Ten
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
There is no denying what Black Sabbath did for metal, but Candlemass just sounds so good it's absolutely irresistable.
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
Originators of the doom style and tag, what more can be said?
You invent Doom Metal, master it and you get 4th...
Does this seem fair to you?
Black Sabbath are the GODS of Doom Metal, WHY 4TH?
The first doom metal band and the first metal band in history definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.
They created Doom. But They isn't a best band in this genre. I just can't stand them guitar sound
First is the best. And Black Sabbath is the first. Best doom metal ballad- "God Is Dead? "
By far my favorite metal band in general. Renkse's vocal express such emotions as the lyrics as well as the melody of their songs are amazing. Both their deathdoom time and their softer stuff are equally amazing. I believe their albums Tonights Decision, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and Viva Emptiness are pure gems of melancholic doom metal... I Dunno wht I could do without them. They helped me through very difficult times in my life.
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.
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.
They're more of a Gothic metal band, their first two albums were the only ones that included doom.
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.
Extremely earthy, you just want to chill and smoke something when you listen to this band (especially Dopethrone)!
Doom without Electric Wizard is not doomy and earthy enough!
It baffles me that these guys aren't top 10 at least. go listen to "Funeralopolis", damn it!
"My Dying Bride" is a real doom metal band, their music can shoot your mind with a huge shotgun, If you don't believe in my word, listen to "My Body, a Funeral", deeply sad and darken dark.
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?
Number 1, and nothing else they just remind the genre and can't stand the place 16
Just amazing...Aaron's voice is so unique and catheline blake is my favorite
"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! "
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!
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
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
The music "Cathedral Walls" ft. Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) just explains why this is one of the best Doom Metal Bands in the world.
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 should easily and deservedly be within the top three. Pl absolutely cemented the genre with "gothic" and "shades of god". Along with My Dying Bride, doom metal was defined in the early 90s upon the foundation of bands like St. Vitus and sabbath. The fact that Type O negative and BLS even made the list, let alone actually trumping actual doom metal bands, is testament to the low ratio of list contributers who even know what doom metal is in the first place.
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.
Paradise Lost are simply the best,the grandmaster of doom, their consistency and longevity is unmatched. The quality of their work is truly outstanding, trying to pick a favorite PL song is an exercise in futility, because you'll discover there's a Paradise Lost song for every season.
What are they doing down here? Paradise Lost invented both death-doom and gothic doom!
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!
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
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.
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...)
Early pioneers of metal, or they would be if they didn't take 15 years to release their first album. They should be at the top of the list. Big Four of Doom Metal: Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, and Trouble.
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
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
Should be higher. And they should get noticed more to be honest such a great band.
Green Album is absolutely perfect. Check out Dirty Window of Opportunity. Very Type O Neg-ish, just better.
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
I simply hate this band, and it's Drone not Doom metal
The slowest band in existence
Great modern metal band! Drawing a ton of influence from the greats, like type o negative and sabath.
Come on people they are great the only band that money and being famouse is not important for them they must be number 1
Come on 20? Really? I guess you know nothing about DOOM if UARAL is on 20th rate
Listen To Lament Song If You Want To Know Uaral Band
Simply the pain and sadness, they are great
Draconian, Tiamat, Paradise lost, Katatonia are not doom metal. Bands. BS, pentagram, cathedral... They are doom metal bands. Listen to them and compere them.
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
For the beganer's I'll suggest a song"Ashes you leave". You are gonna love them. I bet.
Underrated band, should be higher
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.