Doom metal

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Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres.wikipedia
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Pentagram (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre. The following year, American band Pentagram would go on to release their debut, Relentless.
Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular.

Extreme metal

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Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres.
The term usually refers to a more abrasive, harsher, underground, non-commercialized style associated with the speed metal, thrash metal, black metal, death metal, and doom metal genres.

Trouble (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre. During 1984, two American pioneers also released their debuts; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album and Trouble released Psalm 9.
Trouble is an American doom metal band from Aurora, Illinois, formed in 1979 and considered one of the pioneers of the genre alongside Candlemass and Saint Vitus.

Candlemass (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre. The Swedish Candlemass would also prove influential with their first record Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in 1986 (and prior to that the 1984 album, Day of Retribution as Nemesis), from which the genre takes its name.
Candlemass is a Swedish doom metal band established in Stockholm in 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström.

Pagan Altar

During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.
Pagan Altar is a doom metal band from England.

Saint Vitus (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre. During 1984, two American pioneers also released their debuts; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album and Trouble released Psalm 9.
They are one of the first doom metal bands, alongside Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Trouble and Pagan Altar.

Count Raven

During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.
Count Raven are a doom metal band established in 1989 in Sweden.

The Obsessed

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.
The Obsessed is an American heavy metal band from Potomac, Maryland, United States, led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich and which combines elements of doom metal, stoner rock and punk rock.

Death-doom

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Doom metal bands influenced by other extreme metal genres often use growled or screamed vocals, as is the case of death-doom, black-doom, and funeral doom.
It combines the slow tempos and pessimistic or depressive mood of doom metal with the deep growling vocals and double kick drumming of death metal.

Cirith Ungol (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.
The group is known for lyrics based on fantasy (particularly sword and sorcery) and is an early doom and power metal band.

Blue Cheer

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Blue Cheer is often hailed as one of the first stoner metal bands.
They have also been noted as influential in the development of genres as disparate as punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal, experimental rock, and grunge.

Witchfinder General (band)

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During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Trouble, and Cirith Ungol) and Sweden (Candlemass, and later, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.
They were part of the new wave of British heavy metal scene and have been cited as a major influence on the doom metal genre.

Heavy metal music

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Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres.
In September 1969, the Beatles released the album Abbey Road containing the track "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" which has been credited as an early example of or influence on heavy metal or doom metal.

Psalm 9 (album)

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During 1984, two American pioneers also released their debuts; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album and Trouble released Psalm 9.
Psalm 9 is the debut studio album by the American doom metal band Trouble, released in 1984.

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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The Swedish Candlemass would also prove influential with their first record Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in 1986 (and prior to that the 1984 album, Day of Retribution as Nemesis), from which the genre takes its name.
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is the debut album of the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass.

Saint Vitus (album)

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During 1984, two American pioneers also released their debuts; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album and Trouble released Psalm 9.
Saint Vitus is the debut album by the American doom metal band Saint Vitus, released in early 1984 via SST Records.

Reverend Bizarre

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Notable bands include Reverend Bizarre, Minotauri, Dolorian, Shape of Despair, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Unholy.
Reverend Bizarre was a doom metal band from Finland.

Lucifer's Friend

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Other notable groups include Sir Lord Baltimore, Buffalo, Necromandus, Lucifer's Friend, Iron Claw and Leaf Hound.
Beyond heavy metal, the band has been cited, too, as one of the pioneers of doom metal, helping to define both genres due to their heavy sound and dark oriented lyrics of their acclaimed debut Lucifer's Friend of 1970, and returning to their roots in 1981 with Mean Machine, although more influenced by speed metal.

Sludge metal

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Regarded as sludge metal's birthplace, this scene originated in New Orleans in the late 1980s.
Sludge metal (also known as sludgecore or just sludge) is a genre of heavy metal music that originated through combining elements of doom metal and hardcore punk.

Shape of Despair

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Notable bands include Reverend Bizarre, Minotauri, Dolorian, Shape of Despair, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Unholy.
Shape of Despair is a funeral doom metal band from Finland.

Thergothon

Notable bands include Reverend Bizarre, Minotauri, Dolorian, Shape of Despair, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Unholy.
Thergothon was a Finnish doom metal band which lasted from 1990 until 1993 and pioneered the funeral doom microgenre.

Skepticism (band)

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Notable bands include Reverend Bizarre, Minotauri, Dolorian, Shape of Despair, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Unholy.
Skepticism is a funeral doom metal band from Finland.

Relentless (Pentagram album)

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The following year, American band Pentagram would go on to release their debut, Relentless.
Relentless is the debut studio album from Virginia doom metal band Pentagram.

Dolorian

Notable bands include Reverend Bizarre, Minotauri, Dolorian, Shape of Despair, Thergothon, Skepticism, and Unholy.
Dolorian is a doom metal band from Oulu, Finland.

Death metal

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A doom metal band like Mindrot was often described as a cross-over between death metal and gothic rock.
Death-doom combines the deep growled vocals and double-kick drumming of death metal with the slow tempos and melancholic atmosphere of doom metal.