Sunday, January 20, 2008


Hailing from Sweden, Katatonia was formed back in 1987 as Melancholium, originally playing a mixture of death and doom metal with harsh vocals. After the release of "Dance of December Souls", the vocalist Jonas Renkse lost the ability to use harsh vocals due to medical problems and so the band invited Mikael Ã…kerfeldt of Opeth to record the harsh vocals on "Brave Murder Day". Jonas claimed in an interview for Mark of "The Metal Observer" that he "lost the ability to make the real Death Metal screams," so he has been forced to rely on clean to minimalistic death vocals.

Dance of December Souls (1993)
1. Seven Dreaming Souls
2. Gateways of Bereavment
3. In Silence Enshrined
4. Without God
5. Elohim Meth
6. Velvet Thorns (of Drynwhyl)
7. Tomb of Insomnia
8. Dancing December

Brave Murder Day (1996)
1. Brave
2. Murder
3. Day
4. Rainroom
5. 12
6. Endtime
7. Funeral Wedding
8. Shades of Emerald Fields
9. For Funerals to Come
10. Epistel

Discouraged Ones (1998)
1. I Break
2. Stalemate
3. Deadhouse
4. Relention
5. Cold Ways
6. Gone
7. Last Resort
8. Nerve
9. Saw You Drown
10. Instrumental
11. Distrust

The Great Cold Distance (2006)
1. Leaders
2. Deliberation
3. Soil's Song
4. My Twin
5. Consternation
6. Follower
7. Rusted
8. Increase
9. July
10. In The White
11. The Itch
12. Journey Through Pressure

Monday, January 14, 2008


Anathema is a British Atmospheric/Experimental Rock band from the city of Liverpool, noted for the emotional intensity of their music. They used to play Death/Doom Metal, and are often regarded as one of the big three of that genre (with Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride). Progressively, after touching psychedelia and folk, they've changed their music, today playing Atmospheric Rock. Pink Floyd are always regarded to be their biggest influence.
Anathema was formed in 1990 under the name of Pagan Angel and, in November of that year, the band recorded their first demo, entitled An Iliad of Woes. The switching of names occurred at the beginning of 1991.
Their initial demo caught the attention of a couple of bands from the English metal scene and Anathema then began to play gigs with bands such as Bolt Thrower and Paradise Lost.
The band drew a lot of attention with the release of their second demo - entitled All Faith is Lost - and a 7inch vinyl release for the swiss label Witchhunt Rec., which got Anathema a four-album deal with Peaceville Records. Their first release under the label was The Crestfallen EP in November 1992. With the material from that album the band toured with Cannibal Corpse. Serenades, their debut LP, attracted a lot of mainstream attention. A music video derived from it - Sweet Tears - even managed to reach MTV's parade.
1994 was the year of Anathema's first European tour, which was closely followed by gigs in the Independent Rock Festival in Brazil.

The Silent Enigma (1995)
1. Restless Oblivion
2. Shroud of Frost
3. ...Alone
4. Sunset of Age
5. Nocturnal Emission
6. Cerulean Twilight
7. The Silent Enigma
8. A Dying Wish
9. Black Orchid

Eternity (1996)
1. Sentient
2. Angelica
3. The Beloved
4. Eternity (Part I)
5. Eternity (Part II)
6. Hope
7. Suicide Veil
8. Radiance
9. Far Away
10. Eternity (Part III)
11. Cries on the Wind
12. Ascension
13. Far Away (Acoustic)
14. Eternity (Part II) (Acoustic)

Alternative 4 (1998)
1. Shroud of False
2. Fragile
3. Empty
4. Lost Control
5. Re-connect
6. Inner Silence
7. Alternative 4
8. Regret
9. Feel
10. Destiny

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Dying Bride

My Dying Bride is a Romantic Death/Doom metal band, formerly at the forefront of the British Death/Doom movement in the early 90s that included such bands as the former label mates Anathema and Paradise Lost. My Dying Bride have, bar one experimental album (34.788%... Complete), stuck resolutely to their raison d'etre. Relentlessly slow, thick, heavy chords allied with remarkably morose lyrics make My Dying Bride a unique proposition and certainly a challenge to the listener. Since its debut, the Halifax based band has remained steadfast in an unwavering pursuit of extreme Metal despite, ironically enjoying the rewards of an international fan base despite the noncommercial nature of its output.

As the Flower Withers (1992)
1. Silent Dance
2. Sear Me
3. The Forever People
4. The Bitterness and the Bereavement
5. Vast Choirs
6. The Return of the Beautiful
7. Erotic Literature

Turn Loose the Swans (1993)
2. Your River
3. The Songless Bird
4. The Snow In My Hand
5. The Crown of Sympathy
6. Turn Loose the Swans
7. Black God

The Angel and the Dark River (1995)
1. The Cry of Mankind
2. From Darkest Skies
3. Black Voyage
4. A Sea to Suffer in
5. Two Winters Only
6. Your Shameful Heaven
7. The Sexuality of Bereavement

Songs of Darkness, Words of Light (2004)
1. The Wreckage of My Flesh
2. The Scarlet Garden
3. Catherine Blake
4. My Wine in Silence
5. The Prize of Beauty
6. Blue Lotus
7. And My Fury Stands Ready
8. A Doomed Lover

Friday, January 4, 2008

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost - initally one of the premier death/doom bands that later incorporated electronic elements in their music. They formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK. They are also credited for helping develop the subgenre known as "gothic" metal and later gothic rock.

Ironically, the band is almost unknown in their home country, but in mainland Europe they have been extremely popular for many years, especially in Greece and Germany, where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars. Although they have also been partially attributable for pioneering gothic metal[1], throughout their career the band have also confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation.

Lost Paradise (1990)
1. Intro
2. Deadly Inner Sense
3. Paradise Lost
4. Our Saviour
5. Rotting Misery
6. Frozen Illusion
7. Breeding Fear
8. Paradise Lost
9. Internal Torment II

Gothic (1991)
1. Gothic
2. Dead Emotion
3. Shattered
4. Rapture
5. Eternal
6. Falling Forever
7. Angel Tears
8. Silent
9. The Painless
10. Desolate

Draconian Times (1995)
1. Enchantment
2. Hallowed Land
3. The Last Time
4. Forever Failure
5. Once Solemn
6. Shadowkings
7. Elusive Cure
8. Yearn for Change
9. Shades of God
10. Hands of Reason
11. I See Your Face
12. Jaded

In Reqiuem (2007)
1. Never for the Damned
2. Ash & Debris
3. The Enemy
4. Praise Lamented Shade
5. Requiem
6. Unreachable
7. Prelude to Descent
8. Fallen Children
9. Beneath Black Skies
10. Sedative God
11. Your Own Reality

Saturday, December 29, 2007


At the time of their forming, they sought out a hardcore, raw sound - leaning on the punk side. Their first two releases are widely labeled as hardcore punk - however, throughout the years, the band steadily progressed their sound into something that is nearly impossible to label, however, the most widely used term would be 'Sludge'. Neurosis had influenced a wide array of artists, the most notable ones including Isis, Mastodon, Gojira, Pelican and Cult of Luna. Many consider the band to be the pioneer of the 'sludge' sound. They were also one of the first bands to utilize custom-made visuals as an integral part of their emotional and energy driven live performances.
With the release of Souls at Zero, their third studio album (1992), the band started to slowly stray from the hardcore punk genre, going into more psychedelic and experimental waters while keeping the brutality and the hardcore sound that we have all learned to expect from Neurosis over the years.

Souls at Zero (1992)
1. To Crawl Under One's Skin
2. Souls at Zero
3. Zero
4. Flight
5. The Web
6. Sterile Vision
7. A Chronology for Survival
8. Stripped
9. Takeahnase
10. Empty
11. Souls at Zero (Demo)
12. Zero (Demo)
13. Cleanse (Live)

Through Silver In Blood (1996)
1. Through Silver in Blood
2. Rehumanize
3. Eye
4. Purify
5. Locust Star
6. Strength of Fates
7. Become the Ocean
8. Aeon
9. Enclosure in Flame

Times of Grace with Grace (1999)
1. Suspend In Light
2. The Doorway
3. Under the Surface
4. The Last You'll Know
5. Belief
6. Exist
7. End of the Harvest
8. Descent
9. Away
10. Times of Grace
11. The Road to Sovereignty

A Sun That Never Sets (2001)
1. Erode
2. The Tide
3. From the Hill
4. A Sun That Never Sets
5. Falling Unknown
6. From Where It's Roots Run
7. Crawl Back In
8. Watchfire
9. Resound
10. Stones From The Sky

Given to the Rising (2007)
1. Given to the Rising
2. Fear and Sickness
3. To The Wind
4. At the End of the Road
5. Shadow
6. Hidden Faces
7. Water Is Not Enough
8. Distill (Watching the Swarm)
9. Nine
10. Origin

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


American doom / sludge metal band from Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs.
Starting in 1989 and taking its name from the Crowbar group in NOLA (New Orleans), Kirk Windstein went on to pioneer slow and heavy music with a unique vocal style. Their first album, "Obedience Through Suffering" was released in 1991, but failed to achieve notoriety. By 1993's self-titled (Crowbar) album, personal friend Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual) produced the record, which eventually led to national promotion on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. Phil sang back up on a few tracks and sang background on "Broken Glass" which rounded out the metal anthems "All I Had (I Gave)," "I Have Failed" and "Existence is Punishment" along with a new take on the Led Zeppelin song "No Quarter." Following their success the band went on to record music videos, major tours with Pantera, and more albums. Their band stage antics became infamous, which led to being immoralized in the Pantera "Home Video 3" and Crowbar's "Like Broken" Home Video.
As time moved on the band lost its founding members with the exception on vocal and guitarist Kirk Windstein. After Todd Strange left the band, the trademark 300 pound + band members slimmed down and the heaviness was only in the music and not the band members. The band continues to perform, borrowing members from NOLA metal bands like Goatwhore and Acid Bath.

Crowbar (1993)
1. High Rate Extinction
2. All I Had (I Gave)
3. Will That Never Dies
4. Fixation
5. No Quarter
6. Self-Inflicted
7. Negative pollution
8. Existance is Punishment
9. Holding nothing
10. I Have Failed

Broken Glass (1996)
1. Conquering
2. Like Broken Glass
3. (Can't) Turn Away From Dying
4. Wrath of Time Be Judgement
5. Nothing
6. Burn Your World
7. I Am Forever
8. Above, Below and Inbetween
9. You Know (I'll Live Again)
10. Reborn Thru Me

Equilibrium (2000)
1. I Feel The Burning Sun
2. Equilibrium
3. Glass Full of Liquid Pain
4. Command of Myself
5. Down Into The Rotting Earth
6. To Touch the hand of God
7. Uncovering
8. Buried Once Again
9. Things You Can't Understand
10. Euphoria Minus one
11. Dream Weaver
12. Outro

Sonic Excess In It's Purest Form (2001)
1. The Lasting Dose
2. To Build a Mountain
3. Thru the Ashes (I've Watched You)
4. Awakening
5. Repulsive In It's Splendid Beauty
6. Counting Daze
7. In Times of Sorrow
8. It Pours From Me
9. Suffering Brings Wisdom
10. Failure to Delay Gradification
11. Empty Room

Saturday, December 22, 2007


American sludge band from Louisiana who are known for their dark, sludgy riffs combined with equally dark lyrics. Like many sludge metal bands, Eyehategod draw on both stoner/doom influences as well as hardcore punk.
Eyehategod have noted Melvins, Black Flag, and Black Sabbath as key influences to their sound. This, combined with heavy, detuned, and bluesy riffs dominate the band's sound. They are combined with walls of feedback and distinctive tortured vocals to create a truly misanthropic vibe.

In The Name of Suffering (1992)
1. Depress
2. Man Is To Ignorant To Exist
3. Shinobi
4. Pigs
5. Run It Into The Ground
6. God Song
7. Children of God
8. Left To Starve
9. Hostility Dose
10. Hit A Girl

Take As Needed For Pain (1993)
1. Blank
2. Sister Fucker (Part I)
3. Shop Lift
4. White Nigger
5. 30$ Bag
6. Disturbance
7. Take As Needed For Pain
8. Sister Fucker (Part II)
9. Crimes Against Skin
10. Kill Your Boss
11. Who Gave Her The Roses
12. Laugh It Off

Dopesick (1996)
1. my name is god (i hate you)
2. dog's holy life
3. matters of legalized confusion
4. dixie whiskey
5. ruptured heart theory
6. non conductive negative reasoning
7. lack of almost everything
8. zero nowhere
9. methamphetamine
10. peace thru war (thru peace and war)
11. broken down but not locked up
12. anxiety hangover

Confederacy of Ruined Lives (2000)
01. Revelationrevolution
02. Blood Money
03. Jack Ass In The Will Of God
04. Self Medication Blues
05. The Concussion Machine Process
06. Inferior And Full Of Anxiety
07. .001%
08. 99 Miles Of Bad Road
09. Last Year (She Wanted A Doll House)
10. Corruption Scheme

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard is a UK Stoner Metal band, hailing from Dorset. They were formed in 1993 by lead guitarist and singer, Jus Oborn, and are currently signed to Rise Above Records. The band formed when Jus left his previous band Thy Grief Eternal, and joined Mark Greening and Tim Bagshaw (both now of Ramesses). Fast foward to 2004, and Electric Wizard are left with just their frontman. In August of that year Liz Buckingham (13, Sourvein), Justin Greaves (Iron Monkey) and Rob Al-Issa completes the line-up. Justin has since left the band and has been replaced by Shaun Rutter.

Electric Wizard (1994)

1. Stone Magnet
2. Mourning Prayer
3. Mountains of Mars
4. Behemoth
5. Devil's Bride
6. Black Butterfly
7. Electric Wizard
8. Wooden Pipe
9. Illimitable Nebulie
10. Mourning Prayer Part 1

Come My Fanatics... (1997)
1. Return Trip
2. Wizard in Black
3. Doom Mantia
4. Ivixor B/Phase Inducer
5. Son of Nothing
6. Solarian
7. Demon Lung
8. Return to the Son of Nothingness

Supercoven [EP] (1999)
1. Supercoven
2. Burnout
3. Wizard of Gore
4. Electric Wizard

Dopethrone (2000)
1. Vinum Sabbathi
2. Funeralopolis
3. Wierd Tales- i Electric Frost ii Golgotha iii Alter Of Melektaus
4. Barbarian
5. I, The Witchfinder
6. The Hills Have Eyes
7. We Hate You
8. Dopethrone

Witchcult Today (2007)
1. Witchcult Today
2. Dunwich
3. Satanic Rites of Drugula
4. Raptus
5. The Chosen Few
6. Torquemada 71
7. Black Magic Rituals & Perversions
8. Saturnine

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


After an overlooked debut, Sleep released a well-received followup, Sleep's Holy Mountain, in 1992 on Earache. The record had obvious Black Sabbath influences, and has been described as 'the best Black Sabbath never wrote.'
The success of Sleep's Holy Mountain landed Sleep a contract with a larger record company (London), who payed up front for Sleep's next record. As the story goes, Sleep went out and spent all the money on Orange amplifiers and marijuana (although this is denied by the band), then went on to record what is easily one of both stoner rock and doom metal's defining moments; the 1 hour long Dopesmoker.
London refused to publish the record, and Sleep privately released a somewhat shortened version of the song (as a bootleg) in 1998 as Jerusalem before splitting up. Jerusalem was properly released in 1999, however it took until 2003 for Dopesmoker to be released in all its glory on Teepee Records.

Volume 1 (1991)
1. Stillborn
2. The Suffering
3. Numb
4. Anguish
5. Catatonic
6. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
7. The Wall of Yawn
8. Prey
9. Scourge

Sleep's Holy Mountain (1993)
1. Dragonaut
2. The Druid
3. Evil Gypsy-Solomon's Theme
4. Some Grass
5. Aquarian
6. Holy Mountain
7. Inside the Sun
8. From Beyond
9. Nain's Baptism

Dopesmoker (2003)
1. Dopesmoker
2. Sonic Titan

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Cathedral is a doom metal band formed in late 1989, when founder members Lee Dorrian (ex-Napalm Death) and Mark "Griff" Griffiths were discussing their love of bands like Trouble, Pentagram, Black Sabbath, St. Vitus, Melvins, and Candlemass. The setting was at a Carcass show in Cardiff, where Griff was roadie and in charge off the projections of gore for that band. After more than several beers the pair came to the conclusion that they should form a band in the vein of their heroes and thus the idea was born. They started out as slow and Heavy Traditional doom with slightly harsh vocals on their debut, This style is mentioned as having a strong influence on Death/Doom. After that they started going in the Psychedelic/Stoner direction.

Forest of Equilibrium (1991)
1. Picture Of Beauty & Innocence (Intro) - Comiserating The Celebration
2. Ebony Tears
3. Serpent Eve
4. Soul Sacrifice
5. A Funeral Request
6. Equilibrium
7. Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain

The Etherreal Mirror (1993)
1. Violet Vortex
2. Ride
3. Enter the Worms
4. Midnight Mountain
5. Fountain of Innocence
6. Grim Luxuria
7. Jaded Entity
8. Ashes You Leave
9. Phantasmagoria
10. Imprisoned in Flesh
11. Sky Lifter
12. Funeral Request 1993

The Carnival Bizarre (1995)

1. Vampire Sun
2. Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)
3. Utopian Blaster
4. Night of the Seagulls
5. Carnival Bizarre
6. Inertia's Cave
7. Fangalacticus Supergoria
8. Blue Light
9. Palace of Fallen Majesty
10. Electric Grave

Caravan Beyond Redemption (1998)

1. Voodoo Fire
2. The Unnatural World
3. Satanikus Robotikus
4. Freedom
5. Captain Clegg
6. Earth Messiah
7. The Caravan
8. Revolution
9. Kaleidoscope of Desire
10. Heavy Load
11. The Omega Man
12. Dust of Paradise

The Garden of Unearthly Delights (2005)

1. Dearth AD 2005
2. Tree of Life and Death
3. North Berwick Witch Trials
4. Upon Azraels Wings
5. Corpsecycle

6. Fields of Zagara
7. Oro the Manslayer
8. Beneath a Funeral Sun
9. The Garden
10. Proga -Europa

Friday, December 14, 2007


Trouble was formed in 1979 by vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell, bassist Sean McAllister, and drummer Jeff Olson. Drawing deeply from Black Sabbath for inspiration (with occasional nods to the psychedelic sounds of the late '60s thrown in for good measure), the band forged an uncompromising brand of classic metal all their own, made more unique by their gloomy down-tuned riffs and spiritual, often mistakenly religious lyrics, which quickly earned them the dubious "white metal" tag although Eric Wagner denies any connections to christianity. On their self-titled they started going in a more Psychedelic/Stoner Direction.

Psalm 9 (1984)
1. The Tempter
2. Assassin
3. Victim of the Insane
4. Revelation (Life or Death)
5. Bastards Will Pay
6. The Fall of Lucifer
7. Endtime
8. Psalm 9
9. Tales of Brave Ulysses (Cream Cover)

The Skull (1985)
1. Pray for the Dead
2. Fear No Evil
3. The Wish
4. The Truth Is, What is
5. Wickedness of Man
6. Gideon
7. The Skull

Run to the Light (1987)
1. The Misery Shows
2. Thinking of the Past
3. On Borrowed Time
4. Run to the Light
5. Piece of Mind
6. Born in a Prison
7. Tuesday's Child
8. The Beginning

Trouble (1990)
1. At The End of My Daze
2. The Wolf
3. Psychotic Reaction
4. A Sinner's Fame
5. The Misery Shows (Act II)
6. R.I.P.
7. Black Shapes of Doom
8. Heaven on my Mind
9. E.N.D.
10. All is Forgiven

Manic Frustration (1992)
1. Come Touch The Sky
2. 'Scuse Me
3. The Sleeper
4. Fear
5. Rain
6. Tragedy Man
7. Memory's Garden
8. Manic Frustration
9. Hello Strawberry Skies
10. Mr. White
11. Breathe...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Witchfinder General

This Midlands-based New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group are rather better remembered for two controversial album covers than for any of their actual music. Formed in 1979 by vocalist Zeeb Parkes and guitarist Phil Cope, with a name taken from a classic horror film, the initial line-up settled with a rhythm section of Toss McCready (bass) and Steve Kinsell (drums). Their debut single, "Burning A Sinner" (also jokingly known as "Burning A Singer"), revealed a primitive, Black Sabbath-influenced doom metal style, and was quickly followed by the Soviet Invasion EP, and a track on the Heavy Metal Heroes compilation.

Death Penalty (1982)
1. Invisible Hate
2. Free Country
3. Death Penalty
4. No Stayer
5. Witchfinder General
6. Burning a Sinner
7. R.I.P.

Friends of Hell (1983)
1. Love on Smack
2. Last Chance
3. Music
4. Friends of Hell
5. Requiem For Youth
6. Shadowed Images
7. I Lost You
8. Quietus/Reprise

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Pentagram is one of the earliest Doom bands around, having been around in one form or another since the early 70s, it's safe to say that Pentagram had a big impact on Sabbath inspired Doom-metal that was to follow over the next decade. The band also strongly intertwines with the band Bedemon and is sometimes seen as one and the same. Pentagram are considered to be one of the all time classics by many older fans for understandable reasons. Their music can perhaps best be described as "proto-Doom" with a strong resemblance to the first Black Sabbath releases. The unique vocals of Bobby Leibling make sure they have a very unique sound. Miraculously the band is still around to this day!

Pentagram/Relentless (1985)
First released as a S/T, re-released as Relentless.

1. Death Row
2. All Your Sins
3. Sign of the Wolf
4. The Ghoul
5. Relentless
6. Run My Course
7. Sinister
8. The Deist
9. You're Lost, I'm Free
10. Dying World
11. 20 Buck Spin

Day of Reckoning (1987)

1. Day of Reckoning
2. Evil Seed
3. Broken Vows
4. When The Screams Come
5. Burning Saviours
6. Madman
7. Wartime

Be Forewarned (1994)

1. Live Free and Burn
2. Too Late
3. Ask No More
4. The World Will Love Again
5. Vampyre Love
6. Life Blood
7. Wolf's Blood
8. Frustration
9. Bride of Evil
10. Nitemare Gown
11. Petrified
12. A Timeless Heart
13. Be Forewarned

Review Your Choices (1999)

1. Burning Rays
2. Change of Heart
3. Living In A Ram's Head
4. Gorgon's Slave
5. Review Your Choices
6. The Diver
7. The Bees
8. I Am Vengeance
9. Forever My Queen
10. Mow You Down
11. Downhill Slope
12. Megalania
13. Gilla


Bedemon is not a band in the normal sense of the word. Bedemon is seen by some as the pre-runner to, or an offshoot of, the legendary doom band Pentagram. Members involved with Bedemon joined Pentagram and some Bedemon songs were re-recorded by Pentagram. The entanglement of both acts is hard to follow, and best explained on their official homepage. Bedemon made various recordings since 1973 but never released a full album. Most tracks got released on self-produced tapes. Musically Bedemon is influenced by bands like Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath, and their music is best described as proto-doom or pre-doom. Various original members decided to reunite in 2001 to re-record old work.

Child of Darkness: From the Original Master Tapes (2005)

1. Child of Darkness
2. Enslaver of Humanity
3. Frozen Fear
4. One Way Road
5. Serpent Venom
6. Last Call
7. Drive Me to the Grave
8. Into the Grave
9. Skinned
10. Through the Gates of Hell
11. Touch the Sky
12. Child of Darkness II
13. Time Bomb
14. Nightmare Killers
15. Axe to Grind

Friday, December 7, 2007


One of the most important early Doom bands around, Candlemass was hugely influential on the entire doom-metal genre and is perhaps the biggest doom band from the 80s (and arguably the founding fathers of Epic Doom). Some people believe their debut album contributed to the use of the term "Doom-metal" for this type of music. Candlemass plays mournful, heavy-for-its-time, yet epic sounding Doom-metal with clean vocals. The themes of early Candlemass deal often with the battle between good and evil. The band also gained fame for its vocalist, Messiah Marcolin, being quite the stage appearance with his huge afro and monk's frock.

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986)
1. Solitude
2. Demon's Gate
3. Crystal Ball
4. Black Stone Wielder
5. Under the Oak
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge

Nightfall (1987)
1. Gothic Stone
2. The Well of Souls
3. Codex Gigas
4. At The Gallows End
5. Samarithan
6. March Funebre
7. Dark Are The Veils of Death
8. Mourner's Lament
9. Bewitched
10. Black Candles

Ancient Dreams (1988)
1. Mirror Mirror
2. A Cry From The Crypt
3. Darkness in Paradise
4. Incarnation of Evil
5. Bearer of Pain
6. Ancient Deams
7. The Bells of Acheron
8. Epistle No. 81
9. Black Sabbath Medley

Tales of Creation (1989)
1. The Prophecy
2. Dark Reflections
3. Voices in the Wind
4. Under the Oak
5. Tears
6. Into the Unfathomed Tower
7. The Edge of Heaven
8. Somewhere in Nowhere
9. Through the Infinity Halls of Death
10. A Tale of Creation

Candlemass (2005)
1. Black Dwarf
2. Seven Silver Keys
3. Assassin of the Light
4. Copernicus
5. The Man Who Fell From the Sky
6. Witches
7. Born in a Tank
8. Spellbreaker
9. The Day And The Night
10. Mars and Volcanos

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus was one of the first and greatest traditional Doom bands ever. And has acted as in inspiration for countless others. Together with giants like Candlemass they belong to the main bands representing Doom in the 80s, spawning countless bands in their wake. Influenced by Black Sabbath, they created some ultra slow and heavy albums that dragged themselves forward at an almost uncomfortably slow pace. A piece of Doomy history that one should hear at least once.

Saint Vitus (1984)
1. Saint Vitus
2. White Magic - Black Magic
3. Zombie Hunger
4. The Psychopath
5. Burial at Sea

Hallow's Victim + The Walking Dead (1985)
1. War is Our Destiny
2. White Stallions
3. Mystic Lady
4. Hallow's Victim
5. The Sadist
6. Just Friends (Empty Love)
7. Prayer for the (M)asses
8. Outro
9. Darkness
10. White Stallions
11. The Walking Dead

Born Too Late (1987)
1. Born Too Late
2. Clear Windowpane
3. Dying Inside
4. H.A.A.G.
5. The Lost Feeling
6. The War Starter
7. Thirsty and Miserable (Black Flag Cover)
8. Look Behind You
9. The End of the End

Mournful Cries (1988)
1. The Creeps
2. Dragon Time
3. Shooting Gallery
4. Bitter Truth
5. The Troll
6. Looking Glass

V (1989)
1. Living Backwards
2. I Bleed Black
3. When Emotion Dies
4. Patra (Petra)
5. Ice Monkey
6. Jack Frost
7. Angry Man
8. Mind-food

Children of Doom (1993)
1. Intro
2. Children of Doom
3. Planet of Judgement
4. Shadow of a Skeleton
5. (I Am) The Screaming Banshee
6. Plague of Man
7. Imagination Man
8. Fear
9. Get Away
10. Bela
11. A Timeless Tale
12. Hallows Victim (Exhumed)

Die Healing (1995)
1. Dark World
2. One Mind
3. Let the End Begin
4. Trail of Pestilence
5. Sloth
6. Return of the Zombie
7. In The Asylum
8. Just Another Notch