Get ready to cry…
One cannot make a doom playlist without a frantic nod towards Black Sabbath, the purveyors and pioneers of “ a sense of impending doom” music, some people arguing vehemently that they were the first true doom slash gothic band.
Worth noting is that a huge portion of Doom, unsurprisingly comes from Scandinavia; the music typically and poetically describing the sun starved landscapes, of snow covered lands and a bit more closer to home, our dark and dreary country also seems to produce a great many doom bands.
Have you ever been to Sweden during the winter? Have you ever felt minus 18 degrees? I have. Feeling those elements its easy to see Scandinavia is one of the biggest outlets of doom metal closer to home…
Does doom create misery or misery create doom? It’s a chicken and egg sort of question. Either way I have often found it a cathartic process to listen to this genre of music during my darkest moments. In a sense of relation, you can often experience that feeling of not being alone, of knowing you aren’t the only one with a fucked up life.
If this music exists to serve a purpose, its to remind us that we are wholly human, both void of and totally overwhelmed by our base human emotions.
I’ve produced for you all a crossover playlist in genres from stoner doom bleeding into things like Kyuss to the furthest outreaches of blackened suicidal doom (Bethlehem).
– Written by Lauren Marie