Their three latest on season of mist are stellar albums. I've been on a total funeral kick lately...esoteric, evoken, mournful congregation, corrupted, etc have dominated my playing for the last week. I think it got kicked off after I fell in love with the new Bell Witch, amazing album that is fast becoming a big favorite
Thanks for the recommendations. Listen up, when Ferday puts out a recommendation-it's usually really good-of course we may just have similar tastes
I'm listening to Bell Witch after your post. Holy schit. You fracking nailed it. This is a great album. Doom heads need to listen to this. I'm going to go on a limb and say this should be on a lot of year end lists. Kind of reminds me of the traction Thou got last year...takes time to digest but really heavy, really involving, nuanced and just stellar all around. Amazing the sound without a guitar. I would not have guessed.Enormous and gorgeous at the same time. I like this initially better than Thou.
I feel like DM and BM are in kind of a stale period-a lot of the better albums perhaps being older bands and Behemoth/Carcass/Gorguts/Bloodbath etc.) putting out defining albums but a lot of copy cats and Doom and sludge IMO are making the big creative moves right now. And, maybe genre shifting avant garde and prog. I'm ready for a good meat and potatoes DM album or a BM album as good as classic Marduk.
Their are some great metal recommendations on this site-Moose, Trogdor-too are always turning me onto great stuff.
And Tom-I've got my eyes on you I just listened to Esoteric-Circle-yeah that is a great doom track-I'd say transcends funeral doom into something bigger. Good call!
A lot of stuff these days I kind of think-meh, heard that, derivative, whatever, but when it's good-yeah-I get pretty pumped
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