Death MetalMusic labeled simply “death metal” can often be characterized as traditional death metal, or old-school death metal. This generally refers to the sound championed by early death metal icons like Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Entombed, etc.
Doom MetalDoom 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.