Writing catchy songs without making it cheesy is a sign of having good songwriting abilities, but such ironic statement coming from someone who listens to cheesy, faux and shitty DSBM acts like Shining is ignored by default.
Extremely stupid view, Maco - Death's "Symbolic" is piece of phenomenal catchy shit, but it also stands as fuckin' classic for true death metal. As RiffM4chine said, making catchy songs without losing death metal pride is something which not everyone can do, but still, it is possible.
Maco097 what an idiotic comment
I mean aside from having Agalloch and Katatonia in your all-time top artists and then making that comment
There is plenty of catchy death/black that isn't 'broken' unless you'd like to indict bands like Darkthrone, Autopsy, Immortal, Morbid Angel etc as 'broken'
@dark_wisdom - I knew Asphyx, but Coffins.. there was first time I heard of them. They're a bit too thrashy in some tracks, but after some more listenings even these songs fitted my ears well. So, thanks for another great death/doom band which I can discover!
@otsukaretimu - thanks a lot, bro! I was not into Incantation' discography that much, but both albums surprised me a lot. It was not exactly what I wanted from death metal, but they had really nice, dark, gloomy atmosphere. I especially like "Abolishment of Immaculate Serenity" and ambient-like "Outro" from Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish EP. Both of them have great dark "passages", which caught my attention even on first listen.
@Toma400 If albums like diabolical conquest or Mortal throne of the nazarene don't do anything for you, I suggest you to check out Asphyx or Coffins. Those bands seem to fit the description of what you're looking for. Also, Disma, the new band of Craig Pillard (vocals on onward to golgotha) sounds like a "doomier" version of Incantation.
Toma400, as I'm slowly making my way through their discography, I would say that's pretty hard to find. Their signature sound seems to be that "chaos." I don't know, Mortal Throne of Nazarene has some slower, dirgier moments, especially at the end. Also, the Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish EP might suit your needs.
Can someone recommend me something from Incantation which is fuckin' heavy, but it lacks in fast thrashy percussion? I want to get into Incantation, but I can't bc of this "chaos" they make in their music. So if there is something more "doom death", I will be happy to know it.
yes they're "collector / artist proof" variant editions outside from the standard run of 50 (grey) colored posters that I was asked to print FOR Incantation and FOR the show & all the bands that played on that date of the tour.