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Powerful goth doom bands

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by rusofil, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. rusofil

    rusofil New Metal Member

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    After so many years (around 13, I think) of sticking to few old, good symphonic/goth metal bands, I came to conclusion there's only few bands that are REALLY worth of listening. I complained about it in my 2013 post (and much earlier too), I'm complaining now, in the end of 2019. But now I decided to move on (after finding out I won't find anything else I'd like to listen to, because 99% of symphonic metal bands sound the same and really childish to me). I still love symphonic music, so I looked around and laid my eyes on doom metal. Doom metal itself isn't my genre, so I found subgenre, gothic doom. I played few playlists on Youtube and well, while 1/10 songs is really good (there's delicacy of symphonic elements and there's growl and other sounds from hell), most of these sound just like mediocre gothic metal.
    I randomly found Virgin Black and it's like, holy fuck, it's so fucking awesome! It's very symphonic and dark and this is what I needed. Also, Draconian, Estatic Fear, early Lacrimas Profundere and very early Anathema and The sins of thy beloved are very good.
    Well, I hate random Google and Lastfm toplists (especially Lastfm after it was stripped of band similarity option) so I'm asking you. Based on what I already liked, can you give me other bands I'd like to listen to? I usually hate female fronted bands, as most of them sound the same, just like mediocre so called symphonic metal, but if there's something with powerful, female voices, I want it. But still I prefer male fronted bands.
     
  2. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    13 years you're a fan of goth metal and are now only just getting around to hearing Virgin Black? Dayum.
     
  3. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Tiamat ftw



     
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    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    Gothic doom seems to get pushed to the side more than most subgenres. So I sympathize you have few responses here. I think it can be hard to classify.... I'd not be surprised if some of these aren't technically considered. Basically anything vampiric or werewolfy? Without too much testosterone? Idk I gave up on fully understanding subgenres.














     
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    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Only one there I'd take issue with is Lamented Souls, it's pretty much trad doom. But whatever it fucking rules so who cares.

    Lemme shill these newer guys from Finland:





     
  6. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Fuck, I need to revisit some classics. Awesome list!
     
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    Tristania - Widow's Weeds sounds like it would be up your alley.
     
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    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    I've always had the impression that gothic metal was a clean vocals dominated genre, is that not an identifying feature?
     
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    The beauty and the beast style codified by bands like Theatre of Tragedy, Tristania, The Sins of Thy Beloved, et al. has a mix of clean and harsh vocals as a defining feature, owing do the death-doom influence of the Peaceville bands.
     
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    FUNERAL is what are you looking for; perfecy mix of crushing doom riffage with gothic atmosphere and vocals.



    Other suggestions would be:







    Not pure or exactly doom, but this album is simply PERFECT in the mourning atmosphere.

     
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    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    Ahhhhhh yes I forgot about the beauty and the beast thing.
     
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