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ravenheart 12-19-2011 12:10 PM

The Best DOOM Albums of 2011
 
Separate from my other thread, and because this is easily my top metal sub-genre, this is a list of the best proper doom metal (i.e. not death/doom) releases of 2011.

I'm not going to bother putting it in order, because frankly Pentagram would come top, and that's not worth waiting for to reveal. Plus, for any fan of doom metal they're all more than worth the investigation time.

So, getting this one out of the way first, because it's the most obvious of the year but is SO good:

[CENTER][B][SIZE="5"]Pentagram[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="4"][i]Last Rites[/i][/SIZE]
[SIZE="3"]Metal Blade[/SIZE]

[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/pentagram-last-rites/[/url]

[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J601YoiVL._SS500_.jpg[/img]

"Not smoking crack in the studio does wonders for my voice"
[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/the-time-is-now-an-interview-with-bobby-liebling/[/url][/center]

ravenheart 12-19-2011 12:52 PM

Next, one which might not be news to one or two of the more clued-in doom fans here that I've noticed discovering this one more recently, but released back in February was:

[CENTER][B][SIZE="5"]Orchid[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="4"][i]Capricorn[/i][/SIZE]
[SIZE="3"]The Church Within Records[/SIZE]

[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/orchid-capricorn/[/url]

[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WmJM3UmuL._SS500_.jpg[/img][/center]

larvtard 12-19-2011 12:55 PM

I like [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4-7zEzQ-zU"]this Orchid[/URL] better :finger:

This one's not bad, though.

ravenheart 12-19-2011 12:58 PM

[QUOTE=larvtard;427307]I like [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4-7zEzQ-zU"]this Orchid[/URL] better :finger:[/QUOTE]

I knew immediately from that cover art that it was going to suck balls ;)

ravenheart 12-19-2011 01:10 PM

One for fans of the female-fronted doom rock thing which is becoming pretty prevalent at the moment. For people who dig The Devil's Blood and Blood Ceremony, this female-fronted version of Pentagram slipped out mostly unnoticed in May:

[CENTER][B][SIZE="5"]Castle[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="4"][i]In Witch Order[/i][/SIZE]
[SIZE="3"]Van Records[/SIZE]

[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/castle-in-witch-order/[/url]

[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vRhdHYccL.jpg[/img][/center]

ravenheart 12-19-2011 03:05 PM

Out-and-out traditional doom that is perhaps trying to be a little too clever with a concept that doesn't quite work, and gets disrupted with a cover song in the middle, but otherwise first class doom:

[CENTER][B][SIZE="5"]Surtr[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="4"][i]World of Doom[/i][/SIZE]
[SIZE="3"]Altsphere Productions[/SIZE]

[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/surtr-world-of-doom/[/url]

[img]http://altsphere.com/catalog/1323-1187-large/surtr-world-of-doom-cd.jpg[/img][/center]

hb420 12-19-2011 03:08 PM

Great list so far, haven't heard of Castle. Orchid and Pentagram are both great, Orchid ranked really high on my list.

ravenheart 12-19-2011 03:46 PM

[QUOTE=hb420;427339]Great list so far, haven't heard of Castle. Orchid and Pentagram are both great, Orchid ranked really high on my list.[/QUOTE]

Orchid will feature in my overall top 20 albums as well.

SomewhereInTime72 12-21-2011 02:56 AM

Haven't listened to a lot of Doom this year. Gonna check out these albums as soon as I get the chance (which should be starting in roughly 13 hours when I get home).

ravenheart 12-24-2011 06:45 AM

Right, time for another one.

This was a bit of a surprise to begin with. Their debut was classic traditional doom, and was damn good too. This time, although there are still plenty of doom elements, they've started doing something different. Think AIC-does-doom-and-post-metal-with-Paradise-Lost. Horrific on paper, excellent and incredibly interesting in reality...

[CENTER][B][SIZE="5"]Memory Driven[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="4"][i]Animus[/i][/SIZE]
[SIZE="3"]I Hate Records[/SIZE]

[url]http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2011/memory-drive-animus/[/url]

[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GMwuP8rNL.jpg[/img][/center]


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