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I know that this is a sub-genre that can make people roll their eyes because there isn't anything that specifically separates it from death doom, but it's one of those things that I think "I know it when I hear it". But anyway, some of the best doom ever is often considered "funeral doom" by some. It's basically death doom with an overly depressive atmosphere? Not just super long growly doom, for instance I wouldn't consider Catacombs ( https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Catacombs/9386 ) funeral doom or some of the really doomy Runemagick albums. And even if there's no way to classify it, just bands that sound like these. :)

What are some that you know of or like? Skepticism is probably the king of this and is easily my favorite. "Lead and Aether" is at the top of the list of funeral doom albums. Other good ones that I love:

Thergothon - Stream from the Heavens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRJAkNSCn_Y
Shape of Despair - Illusion's Play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GVTYtOy3UM
Arcana Coelestia - Le Mirage de l'idéal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDkg2hQvibg
Comatose Vigil - Not a Gleam of Hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDkg2hQvibg

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Mournful Congregation

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One of my new faves from this year was the Loss-Horizonless on Profound Lore......Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Dapper is the only one on this board that has ever shown love for Arcana Coelestia. Band rules so much.

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CATACOMBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM-ohw4RuMs
ESOTERIC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2uB0ZYR6fM
EVOKEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnB2AI_-Fu8
FUNERAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iTpjZJqK-o
PROFETUS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17oJ3_Y02to&t=4s
TYRANNY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheYJHTkZxM
WORSHIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Leu5jqXGAo
YSIGIM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIFdhQg0rc

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Early Ahab
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Call of the Wretched Sea is about as good as it gets.

Voidhanger good job with the Profetus, I thought Vittra and I were the only people that enjoy that band.

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voodoo dust wrote:
Dapper is the only one on this board that has ever shown love for Arcana Coelestia. Band rules so much.

:cheers:

"Duskfall" is one of the best songs in this genre. It levels me. :bow:


I'll look into these. :) I have albums by Esoteric and Evoken but I just haven't listened to them enough.

A few I forgot about:

Ea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70b8TqlFYoo . Some of their songs are a little too long for me and they've done the one-continuous-45minute-song thing a few times which I can't get into, but the first album is really great.

Colosseum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNL6O1QVBg . The Finns really know what's up. :) I've only heard their first album but it's great shit.

Asunder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj67XrW5m_k . A Clarion Call is amazing. I'm not too big on Works Will Come Undone but this one is great shit too.

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Of the top of my head these are the bands that I have spent the most time with in the genre.
Ahab
Mournful Congregation
Bell Witch
Skepticism
Loss
Esoteric
Lycus
Evoken

The Call of The Wretched Sea is the gold standard form what I have heard, and I love Ahab's newer stuff, even though it's not 100% funeral doom anymore. Albums in this genre are incredibly challenging to absorb, but can also be very rewarding. I explore it slowly, and have a lot more stuff to look into. Of the bands that I like, Lycus seems to be one that not many people are on to yet. I think that both of their albums are top notch.


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Skepticism and Mournful Congregation are my favorites.

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Most of these have already been mentioned, but here are some of my favorites:

Ahab
Evoken
Loss
Lycus
Mournful Congregation
Skepticism
Thergothon

These probably don't qualify as strictly funeral doom, but I wanted to mention them anyway :) :
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Disembowelment / Inverloch
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31 Dec 2017, 15:21
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Esoteric and Evoken are the best for me.

Nortt is great black/funeral.


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Many great bands in the genre although I feel like I don't hear superb albums with the same frequency I used to. Never the less, this year brought us excellent full lengths from Bell Witch, Nortt, Loss, and Usnea, and I always look forward to new material from Mournful Congregation, Worship, any projects by the Catacombs/Heirophant dude, Arcana Coelestia, Evoken, Esoteric, Skepticism, etc.

For a definition of funeral doom I would just say it is death/doom with generally very slow tempos and an atmospheric penchant.

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disEMBOWELMENT is the epitome of great Funeral Doom, as is Winter., and Thergothen and some Skepticism.

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I have two Nortt albums and can't get into either. I also don't know that I'd consider Loss funeral doom but I don't think much of them anyway.

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i bet some of this genres records might be decent on 45.

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disEMBOWELMENT is the epitome of great Funeral Doom, as is Winter., and Thergothen and some Skepticism.


Disembowelment aren't funeral doom really in any way.


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disEMBOWELMENT is the epitome of great Funeral Doom, as is Winter., and Thergothen and some Skepticism.


Disembowelment aren't funeral doom really in any way.

I don't see Winter as funeral doom either.

I like a little funeral doom, but don't listen to it often.

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Blasphomet wrote:
BenMech wrote:
disEMBOWELMENT is the epitome of great Funeral Doom, as is Winter., and Thergothen and some Skepticism.


Disembowelment aren't funeral doom really in any way.

I don't see Winter as funeral doom either.

I like a little funeral doom, but don't listen to it often.


Yeah they aren't. I just stopped reading when I read Disembowelment. :lol:


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Neither of them are, but I think both of them influenced the genre.


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Hard to deny that. Even if you listen to Esoteric's first full length, the second track, Only Hate (Baresark), is a blast fest... which is out of the norm for funeral. But that album was 1994... the earliest days.

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I said initially that I didn't think Catacombs were funeral either but they were mentioned twice after that so what do I know. :lol:

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