Finland's Skepticism is one of the pioneers of funeral doom metal. Combining painfully slow Doom/Death Metal styled riffs, solemn keyboards and sparse percussion with deep growling, boundaries were pushed once again. The band uses four instruments: drums, played with felt beaters, keyboards with organ pedals, guitar, and vocals. With this, they create songs that are both within the range of contemporary doom metal in terms of heaviness and slowness, yet far beyond the range of others where atmosphere and sound is considered.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Sol is a Seattle, Washington based hip-hop artist. His signature sound maintains a marriage between the core values of hip-hop and the mainstream sensibility of pop(ular) music. Sol says that he grew up on a combination of 90
There are at least 10 artists using the name Moss: 1) A British sludge/doom metal band.
2) A Dutch indie band.
3) A downtempo/nu-jazz producer
4) A progressive trance producer
5) A minimal producer/remixer
6) Ngati Tuwharetoa (dub)
7) A Finnish indie band
8) A garage producer
9) A new vocal jazz group
10) A chinese melodic death metal band. 1)
Formed in 2000, Moss is an occult doom metal band from the United Kingdom.
There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Mexican independent band, dark sounds, deep lyrics, great voice. 2) Ansia project was born in Italy due to the will of finding new sounds into the doom scene. The lineup started with Ruben (drums), Steven (guitars) and Ethere (vocals, bass, synth). In the spring of 2006 they begun working in their music, and after a few months the songs I, II, and III were finished, then mixed by Alessio Fagrelli (ex-session keyboards for Deinonychus), who also plays piano on the song I.
Formed in 2002, originally hailing from Phoenix, AZ and now residing in Oakland, California, Graves at Sea play a very droney, slow, painful sounding type of sludge. With members coming from previous bands and one member having knowledge in sound engineering their first demo went extremely well and immediately caught some attention in the doom metal subculture, promptly causing the band to get signed and start producing legit material and in turn, gaining even more praise in the metal scene.
Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Over the years they have continously reduced and compressed their music to extremes.
Bethlehem is a dark metal band from Grevenbroich, Germany, formed in 1991 by Jürgen Bartsch and Kläus Matton. Before begetting Bethlehem, Bartsch and Matton used to play in a German Thrash metal band called Morbid Vision. Much of the themes in their lyrics revolve around sickness, morbidity, suicide, death and madness that may to some extent be personal to the band, though they are very difficult to understand even for German speakers because they make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
There are at least three artists with this name. 1) Unholy is a Finnish doom metal band that was considerably influential to funeral doom and atmo death/doom styles. They formed in the late 80s as Holy Hell, and changed their name to Unholy in 1990. They released a few demos and 4 full-length albums. After the second full-length album, the band was briefly broken up. At reformation, the other guitarist left out from line-up. Two more albums were made after that, but in 2002 the final split was to come.
Mournful doom metal with ethnic and progressive overtones and a heavy dose of melancholy. The extensive use of atmospheric keyboards, various organ sounds and chanted vocals (although a lot of the vocals are grunted) creates a solemn, mystical atmosphere on many tracks. The music also incorporates many metal riffs as well as faster and more aggressive interludes.