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Doom metal is a form of heavy metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. Generally, doom metal features very slow tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "denser" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of dread or impending doom, and often an atmosphere of despair.

Musically, doom metal is strongly influenced by the…

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  • where is Amorphis' The Karelian Istmus??? That's pure doom... And Cathedral???? Come on...who makes this charts??
  • Top artists make no sense
  • Just because they play faster than most doom metal bands doesn't make Pentagram something else. Unless you're going to tell me that songs like Nightmare Gown aren't build around doom metal riffs.
  • Pentagram is too fast man
  • those bands aren't even doom metal Where is Electric Wizard, Reverend Bizarre, pentagram ??
  • more than half of the top tracks arent even metal
  • For My Fallen Angel -> 2nd top track of doom metal right....
  • Southern Belgian occult quartet. Twisted atmospheres blended with forgotten tales of witchcraft rituals. Ignobilis Ritae : A call upon the women burnt on the pyre...a requiem for those who burn. https://www.facebook.com/OLDDWVRMS http://olddwvrms.bandcamp.com/releases http://www.lastfm.fr/music/OLDDWVRMS
  • http://www.last.fm/festival/4120645+Blowup+Vol.+1
  • I'm a big Katatonia fan, but Katatonia isn't doom metal from long time ago.

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