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Are there any listeners of this of subgenre of doom metal? What are your favourite bands or albums of this subgenre of doom metal? My fav bands are Agalloch (in their music you can also find elements of black metal, post rock and folk) The 3rd and The Mortal (but only their debut is atmospheric doom) Yearning, Clouds, Lethian Dreams, Trees of Eternity, The Fall of Every Season and Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers (after they released their second album Joy Parade they changed name on Flowing Tears and started playing gothic metal)

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1 hour ago, MacabreEternal said:

I will be honest I never knew there was such a thing.  I find most doom atmospheric in nature almost by virtue of the genre, I should check out this sub-genre if out out of nothing more than curiosity. 

At the beginning check out Agalloch. Atmosphere of their music is something amazing. Especially I recommend you their debut album Pale Folklore.

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5 hours ago, Earendel said:

Are there any listeners of this of subgenre of doom metal? What are your favourite bands or albums of this subgenre of doom metal? My fav bands are Agalloch (in their music you can also find elements of black metal, post rock and folk) The 3rd and The Mortal (but only their debut is atmospheric doom) Yearning, Clouds, Lethian Dreams, Trees of Eternity, The Fall of Every Season and Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers (after they released their second album Joy Parade they changed name on Flowing Tears and started playing gothic metal)

You've mentioned Trees of Eternity. I simply love 'Hour of the Nightingale'. What an amazing album. What an incredible voice Aleah Stanbridge had. I can't say enough about this album and her tragic death. The opening track 'My Requiem' is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard with incredible, prescient, lyrics. 

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9 hours ago, Requiem said:

You've mentioned Trees of Eternity. I simply love 'Hour of the Nightingale'. What an amazing album. What an incredible voice Aleah Stanbridge had. I can't say enough about this album and her tragic death. The opening track 'My Requiem' is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard with incredible, prescient, lyrics. 

I agree with you. This album and incredible voice Aleah are wonderful. Before she became a part of Trees of Eternity she released demo with her solo songs. You can find all her solo songs on youtube. I miss her so much. But our Whispering Ghost will be always alive in music and our hearts.

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On 04/10/2017 at 4:31 AM, Iceni said:

Awesome, more Trees of Eternity fans. "My Requiem" was actually my favorite from that album too.

I can't listen to that song without getting chills. It's a great example of when music is more than the sum of its parts. 

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I'll tell you another atmospheric doom metal album that is utterly transcendent: Funeral - 'From these Wounds'

This is a deeply affecting album that is the perfect combination of emotional riffs and vocals. It took me a while to figure out why the other albums by Funeral didn't have anywhere near the same quality - and the answer is because 'From these Wounds' is the only album the band did with that vocalist and the main songwriter. The effect is perfect. 

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On 10/6/2017 at 8:54 PM, Requiem said:

I'll tell you another atmospheric doom metal album that is utterly transcendent: Funeral - 'From these Wounds'

This is a deeply affecting album that is the perfect combination of emotional riffs and vocals. It took me a while to figure out why the other albums by Funeral didn't have anywhere near the same quality - and the answer is because 'From these Wounds' is the only album the band did with that vocalist and the main songwriter. The effect is perfect. 

Agree wholeheartedly - my favorite doom album. Their latest wasn't bad either though. You want something similar, with even deeper vocals and odd melodies, check out Fallen:

https://fallendoom.bandcamp.com/releases

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6 hours ago, Iceni said:

Agree wholeheartedly - my favorite doom album. Their latest wasn't bad either though. You want something similar, with even deeper vocals and odd melodies, check out Fallen:

https://fallendoom.bandcamp.com/releases

Fallen are definitely pretty cool, and pretty much of a standard of non-'From These Wounds' level Funeral. I guess because it's Kjetil Ottersen's band, and he was the main songwriter for Funeral on certain albums. I mention in my post above that 'Wounds' is the only album where Frode and Kjetil actually seem to cross paths, and the result is magic. On their own the result is ok but just not hitting that magic, if you know what I mean. 

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