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I am now getting the feeling that this place -- this website -- is going to ruin my already shaky finances. There are so many great bands that I've never heard of before ... and given that I've been pretty much raised on a diet of Black Sabbath, I've always had a soft spot for that which is some times called "Sabbath worship". I liked Pentagram and Saint Vitus back in the day, of course ... and I fucking LOVE the Melvins. Then there is this and there is that and and and ... sorry Mac, kiss your wallet goodbye. Fuck me, I came out of this thread with a two digit wishlist. Oh well. What can you do?

Anyway, I think there is a case to be made for Darkthrone's Panzerfaust being at least a distant cousin of the doom genre. It was a big sidestep away from the three albums that preceded it anyway (or "the trinity" as it were). Check this out (with doom in mind):

A fun fact I came across along the way: Akelei. It was the calling code of German submarines during WW2 and the first word they cracked after Alan Turing figured out the Enigma machine back at Bletchley Park. Nowadays a great doom metal band, it would seem. How befitting.  

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I am now getting the feeling that this place -- this website -- is going to ruin my already shaky finances. There are so many great bands that I've never heard of before ... and given that I've been pretty much raised on a diet of Black Sabbath, I've always had a soft spot for that which is some times called "Sabbath worship". I liked Pentagram and Saint Vitus back in the day, of course ... and I fucking LOVE the Melvins. Then there is this and there is that and and and ... sorry Mac, kiss your wallet goodbye. Fuck me, I came out of this thread with a two digit wishlist. Oh well. What can you do?
Anyway, I think there is a case to be made for Darkthrone's Panzerfaust being at least a distant cousin of the doom genre. It was a big sidestep away from the three albums that preceded it anyway (or "the trinity" as it were). Check this out (with doom in mind):
A fun fact I came across along the way: Akelei. It was the calling code of German submarines during WW2 and the first word they cracked after Alan Turing figured out the Enigma machine back at Bletchley Park. Nowadays a great doom metal band, it would seem. How befitting.  
I don't hear any doom in any of Darkthrone's albums outside of a riff or two. Panzerfaust increased the presence of mid-paced Celtic Frost riffs, but it's not any different than, say, In the Shadow of the Horns from their first black metal album. Black metal can be slow and mid-paced too.

Glad you're finding some new music to your liking. I have a hard time staying on top of keeping these threads updated, but I enjoy spreading the word, as I know others do.

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In the fine old tradition of backwards Satan speak, turning DOOM on its head will give you MOOD. Not saying it's the right way, I am of the opinion that doom metal is very mood-focused. Which has me digging for some really old stuff that may (or may not) have been working the same angle ... so that it may (or may not) be part of the DNA of modern doom metal (whether we like it or not). Geneticists are constantly speaking of the mythical LUCA (last universal common ancestor) and where exactly on the path of evolution you should put it. At the very least, I think Sabanna Breeze was onto something along those lines, in 1968:

Then came Black Sabbath, of course. With the rather predictable tail of copycats and spin-off products. There once was a band that called themselves Supernaut -- no hiding the Sabbath lineage there -- who were into dark, dirty sounding and not least repetitiously monotonous music ... which I think is a fine example of early doom metal.

 

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Been listening to A lot of FORN again recently. Something about that Blackened Doom sound that this band seem to do so well. Very atmospheric and has you getting lost within. 

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