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Forgotten Tomb

Forgotten Tomb is a band formed in Piacenza, Italy in 1999 by Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio. The band is well-known for being among the pioneers of the so-called subgenre. They have modified their style over the years by adding classic rock influences to the typical eerie sound. The lyrical themes of the early albums revolve mostly around depression and suicide, while the recent albums lyrics deal with negativity and nihilism.

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Pantheist

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.

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Archaic

Archaic was formed by 3 ex-members of Braindeath (2001-2004, Hungary) in 2004, setting a new path in musical experience - mainly thrash coloured with many kinds of other influences - but still based on the old style of the group. Among a couple of concerts, the band had its second blitzkrieg in Kiev (Ukraine) the same year, but for the first time under the name Archaic. The members have decided to record the first album and started prepare for the big event.

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UNHOLY

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.

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Worship

There are 4 Worship's 1: Is one of the best known extreme doom metal bands in the underground. Founded by "Fucked Up Mad" Max Varnier from France and Daniel "The Doommonger" from Germany in the late 1990's, Worship entered the scene with their Last Tape Before Doomsday (MC 1999). That album contained four songs of minimalistic slow doom metal, driven by the tortured vocals of Mad Max and the mournful guitar solo's by The Doommonger. Several splits were released on vinyl after that.

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Skepticism

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.

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Hierophant

There are three artists with this name: 1.) Hierophant is very slow, raw and atmospheric funeral doom metal project of Xathagorra Mlandroth - one of the founders of funeral doom itself (with Thergothon, Skepticism, Funeral and others).
The music is always very slow, depressive and weighty (extremely). All tracks are quite primitive, but it can be requited by unique and deep atmosphere of solitude and endless darkness.
Continued by Catacombs.

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