“Atropos” is as spiritual as any music I can think of, including Arvo Part and Gorecki. The twist of dark neofolk blending with blackened doom metal is exactly what everyone forgot they’ve been waiting for. I want to say that Vouna is “ahead of their time”, but it’s not accurate. Vouna is timeless. Vouna is spiritual music for nihilists like us.
Doom metal is charactarized by downtuned guitars, thick distortion, incredibly slow drums/tempos, and a combination of dissonance and melody. Most doom metal contains “growls” or gutteral vocals. Bands like Khemmis use classic metal vocal styles over doom metal traditions.
Melodic doom favorites at None So Vinyl include Katatonia, Shape Of Despair, Un, Saturnus, October Tide, Rapture, Novembers Doom, and of course, old Anathema.
“Doom/death” is another side of doom, and it’s a big favorite around here. Krypts, Spectral Voice, Mortiferum, Hyperdontia, Void Rot, Phobophilic, Ataraxy, Atavisma, Tomb Mold, and Outer Heaven have been on heavy rotation since 2019.
The most epic metal music festival in the USA, featuring underground extreme metal bands performing in front of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming.
Seattle’s finest re-released their sleeper classic “The Tomb Of All Things”, and I almost missed out on this reissue. One of the two color variants is now sold out, which is no surprise. The other will be sold out soon, no doubt, and I’m ordering a copy right now.
Atramentus, Bell Witch, Convocation, Saturnus
1. Krypts, 2. Amorphis, 3. Wintersun…
Ellende brings us a perfect balance of post-rock introspection with all the intensity of traditional black metal.
With Triebe, Ellende brings us a perfect balance of post-rock introspection with all the intensity of traditional black metal.
The epitome of death metal perfection. We love Krypts.
Spectral Voice is one of those bands that is both slow and fast. Importantly, they’re always crushingly heavy. My favorite moments from Spectral Voice, as a biased blast-beat fanatic, are when things get fast. The doom parts are also very enjoyable, convincing me to “give the doom side a chance” when I’m usually…