For a unified death doom tag

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Created on: 15 Aug 2010
A user initiative aiming at the introduction of a standard for tagging the death/doom genre.

I created this group after visiting the pages of some bands from this often overlooked (or often reduced to certain famous Peaceville bands) genre and seeing the plethora of different tags people give for the genre: , , death/doom, death/doom metal, , , , , doom/death, doom/death metal, , ...

Of course everybody seems to pick a different one of the tags above, so when you visit the page of a band from this genre you'd never know from the tags because they are completely buried. Therefore I created this group with the aim of deciding for and then implementing a standardized tag for the genre, and hopefully cleaning up this whole mess with all the different variations on the same tag.

- Preliminary results of the Survey Thread as of September 5th, 2010: - Out of 8 participants, 8 argued in favour of death/doom metal

All members who have not taken part in the survey yet are requested to do so.

Here's quotes of two posts I made on this group's forum regarding how the subject matter is viewed by the populace of Metal-Archives:

On Metal-Archives, doom/death is actually used more often (755 times) than death/doom (531 times):

Search results for doom/death (755): Link
Search results for death/doom (531): Link
There's been a topic about it on Metal Archives early this year, it certainly showcases the sheer amount of inconsistency that is being shown towards the subject matter:

This group also doubles as a general purpose group for those few whose appreciation of and familiarity with the genre does not end with My Dying Bride and Katatonia (usually accompanied by a factually inaccurate - as in flat out wrong - inclusion of Opeth.) Unfortunately most - if not all - other death/doom groups on seem to want to have you believe that the few handful famous bands are all there is to the genre...

- Important reminder in case the question comes up in the future: "Funeral doom" is NOT a form of death/doom. Other than growled/'extreme' vocals the two have NOTHING in common!!


Affiliated groups: Bedroom Pride - For a unified death doom tag - I hate vinyl - Metal-Archives reviewers - Nuclear Blast - The Early Days - Paul Speckmann - Sabbat vs Sabbat - The true Poison!

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  • TheUnhinged

    I can honestly understand why there are two different tags. Death/Doom Metal is practically slow Death Metal like Disembowelment, Winter, and Encoffination. Doom/Death Metal is basically Doom Metal with sinister melodies and harsh vocals like Anathema, Mourning Beloveth, and Before the Rain. Then, there are bands that lie somewhere in the middle, such as Paramaecium, Paradise Lost, Morgion, and Novembers Doom. That sounds horribly nitpicky, though. :P

    2 Sep 2013 Reply

    "Death Doom". "Doom Death" sounds really uneven.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DrummingEdge133

    I prefer and use death/doom metal. Just seems to flow off the tongue better.

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • owlwf

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lordnehczneg

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • SNR1984A

    Yeah, I agree. Adding "melodic" in front of the tag makes perfect sense, I consider it adequate

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • droneriot

    I agree. It would be the same tag that there is a consensus for (seven people voting in favour of one does not seem enough to me to be considered a consensus yet, though) and add "melodic" in front of it. No?

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SNR1984A

    What about melodic death/doom stuff? We need a distinctive tag for that since melodic and non-melodic are quite different to each other

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • owlwf

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • droneriot

    First time the group actually has death/doom in the group charts, and not only that, it's three at once at the top, Cianide, Winter and Anathema! (The last one kind of sticks out as having nothing in common with the first two, but that matters not, it's the thought that counts, three death/doom bands co-leading the group charts together with the apparently inevitable Maiden and Priest (for which I'm co-responsible, of course.)) On an unrelated sidenote, having both Death Strike and Speckmann Project in the charts is a nice bonus. Very underrated bands, easily on par with Master. :)

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
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