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Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower temposlow-tuned guitars and a Toccata - Duo Bergerac - Toccata "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres. The electric guitarbass guitar and drum kit are the most common instruments used to play doom metal although keyboards are sometimes usedbut its structures are rooted in the same scales as in blues.
Another defining characteristic is the consistent focus on slow tempos and minor tonality with much use of dissonance especially in the form of the tritoneemploying the usage of repetitive The River - Various - Doom Metal with little regard to harmonic progression and musical structure.
Traditional doom metal vocalists favour clean vocalswhich are often performed with a sense of despair, desperation or pain; imitating the high-tone wails of Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath Frank Ferrara BangBobby Liebling PentagramThe Shape Of Things To Come - Antarktis Utopia - 030550 and Zeeb Parkes Witchfinder General.
So-called "epic doom" vocalists often take it a step further, singing in an operatic style. Doom metal bands influenced by other extreme metal genres often use growled or screamed vocals, as is the case of death-doomblack-doomand funeral doom.
Lyrics in doom metal play a key role. Influenced by notable blues musicians like Robert Johnson and Son House normally they are gloomy and pessimistic,  including themes such as: sufferingdepressionfeargriefdread, death and anger. While some bands write lyrics in introspective and personal ways, others convey their themes using symbolism — which may be inspired by occult arts and literature. Some doom metal bands use religious themes in their music.
Troubleone of the genre's pioneers, were among the first to incorporate XI.
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For many bands, the use of religious themes is for aesthetic and symbolic purposes only. Furthermore, some doom metal bands write lyrics about drugs or drug addiction. This is most common among stoner doom bands, who often describe hallucinogenic or psychedelic experiences.
Doom metal is rooted in the music of early Black Sabbath. Aside from Pentagram and Black Sabbath, other groups from the s would heavily influence the genre's development. Blue Cheer is often hailed as one of the first stoner metal bands. Through the use of loud amplifiers and guitar feedback, their debut Vincebus Eruptum created a template for other artists to follow.
During the early-mids, bands from England and the United States  contributed much to the formation of doom metal as a distinct genre. Duringtwo American pioneers also released their debuts; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album and Trouble released Psalm 9.
That same year American band Cirith Ungol formed in released their second studio album, King of the Dead —regarded by many as an early influence on doom. The River - Various - Doom Metal Swedish Candlemass would also prove influential with their first record Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in and prior to that the album, Day of Retribution as Nemesisfrom which the genre takes its name.
Some doom metal bands were also influenced by the underground gothic rock and post-punk scene of the s, showing Aces High - Iron Maiden - Live After Death (DVD) with the dark themes addressed through lyrics and the music atmosphere, both music styles deal with.
A doom metal band like Mindrot was often described as a cross-over between death metal and To You - Andy Shauf - The Party rock.
Like other extreme metal genres, doom metal also has regionally based scenes, with their own particular characteristics:.
In one of the greatest doom metal outputs, Finnish groups focus more on the depressive mood of the genre, evoking an intense grieving feeling. Regarded as sludge metal 's birthplace,  this scene originated in New Orleans in the late s.
This scene formed in the early s and was kickstarted by Pentagram and The Obsessed. The Pacific Northwest region — primarily OregonWashingtonand British Columbia — has been host to a growing scene of doom, sludge, and stoner metal   since the s. It is influenced by the geographical origin of grunge music and a sound pioneered in part by Washington band The Melvins. Palm Desert, Californiahosts a thriving desert rock and stoner metal scene, drawing heavy influences from psychedeliablues and hardcore punkoften featuring distinctive repetitive drum beats, a propensity for The River - Various - Doom Metal jammingand "trance-like" or "sludgy" grooves.
Black-doom, also known as blackened doom, is a style that combines the slowness and thicker, bassier sound of doom metal with the shrieking vocals and heavily distorted guitar sound of black metal. Pioneered by black-doom bands like Opthalamia, KatatoniaBethlehemForgotten The River - Various - Doom Metal and Shiningdepressive suicidal black metal, also known as suicidal black metal, depressive black metal or DSBM, is a style that melds the second wave -style of black metal with doom metal,  with lyrics revolving around themes such as depression, self-harm, misanthrophy, suicide, and death.
Blackened death-doom is a genre that combines the slow tempos and monolithic drumming of doom metal, the complex and loud riffage of death metal and the shrieking vocals of black metal. Death-doom is a style that combines the slow tempos and pessimistic atmosphere of doom metal with the deep growling vocals and The River - Various - Doom Metal drumming of death metal. Funeral doom is a genre that crosses death-doom with funeral dirge music. Drone metal also known as drone doom is a style of doom metal that is largely defined by drones ; notes or chords that are sustained and repeated throughout a piece of music.
Epic doom has a heavy classical influence. One of the main characteristics are the vocals; vocalists typically employ cleanoperatic and choral singing, accompanied by keyboarding and drumming performed in a bombastic fashion in order to evoke Seventh Star - Dead End "epic" sensation. Gothic-doom, also known as doom-gothic, is a style that combines more traditional elements of doom metal with gothic rock.
Progressive doom is a fusion genre that combines elements of progressive metal and doom metal. Sludge metal also known as sludge doom   or sludgecore  is a style that combines doom metal and hardcore punkand sometimes Southern rock. Many sludge bands compose slow and heavy songs that contain brief hardcore passages.
Vocals are usually shouted or screamed, and lyrics often focus on The River - Various - Doom Metal , drug abuse, politics and anger towards society. Stoner metal or stoner doom   describes doom metal that incorporates psychedelic rock and acid rock elements. Influenced by 70s and 80s heavy metal traditional doom metal bands more commonly use higher guitar tunings, and do not play as slow as many other doom bands.
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