Shit You Shouldn’t Be Missing: The Death-Doom Edition

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Welcome, peasants, to the first segment of “Shit You Might Be Missing,” where we will be discussing some shit that you might be missing this year. We’re going to be diving into some death-doom today, so moody metalheads and sobbing sad saps give heed! All of you cheerful people (i.e., posers) probably ought to pay attention too, because after listening to the three crushingly depressing albums featured here today, KSOFM will never reasonably be able to call you a “cunting lifelover” ever again.


 

Weightlessness

Of Lachrymose GriefWeightlessness

If you’re not aware of this album yet, then you need to grow a pair. Of reading glasses. Because our good pal Tyree brought it to our attention days ago in the highly esteemed RHRC and he’s given you no reason not to trust his plentiful recommendations. Weightlessness is heavy. It must be one of those ironic titles like the huge guy named “Tiny” or Axl calling himself a metalhead. Mournful growls flow over slow, lethargic riffs that seem to rumble in the distance, almost Thergothon-like but with less flanger-spamming and more variety in tempo. Somber, funereal interludes regularly break up the Doom with some much needed Gloom and give you ample time to ponder your meaningless existence before the riffs come back to crush your bitter soul into bitter soul dust. They even give Black Sabbath‘s “Solitude” the death-doom treatment, and while it may not be as good as Ulver‘s cover, it sure beats the original (because FLUSH). Get over to their Bandcamp and jam/buy this now.


 

Canto III Eye of Solitude – Canto III

Interested in 66 more minutes of unflushable Doom? Eye of Solitude has your probably hairy back with Canto III. This relatively young UK-based outfit know their way around writing music heavy enough to crack your skull and melodic enough to hit you right in the feels. You’ll be banging your head and weeping like a little peasant bitch simultaneously. Check out the mid-section of “Act III: He Who Willingly Suffers.” The slow build of the spoken-word sample, the chilling piano, and the tactful addition of drums all gradually intensify and eventually collapse into a squall of wistful riffing and echoing howls. Turn off the lights, close your shades, light some candles and pull the trigger on this thing.


 

Earthless

Doom:VS – Earthless

Ok, folks – last one. Doom:VS is the solo funeral death/doom project of moody Swede Johan Ericson. As he is also the guitarist/founding member of the mighty Draconian, the quality of the Doom here really isn’t up for debate. Need more convincing? Thomas Akim Gronbaek Jensen of Saturnus is handling the vocals on this one. Still not onboard? THEN PISS OFF, YOU POSEUR. The leads are what really get me here. Listen to the title track and you’ll know exactly where I’m coming from. They wind evocatively through the otherwise suffocating music with serious poignancy. I’m contemplating suicide just writing about it. It’s pretty powerful stuff. Do you sometimes feel happy? Well, cut that shit out and snag this for only $5.00.

That’s it for now. Tell me what death-doom I’m missing out on this year in the comments section, and make sure you check back soon for the Atmospheric Black Metal Edition of “Shit You Shouldn’t Be Missing!”

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    That Doom:VS cover art is pretty badass.

  • Kazz

    Kuolemanlaakso- Tulijoutsen and Profetus- As All Seasons Die (that one’s really funeral doom, but still, listen to it.) I’m checking out Weightlessness now and it’s sounding pretty good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMu-avjsos

  • “cunting lifelover”… surely you aren’t talking about RiotAct666?

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      That dude lives life to the fullest. Yuck.

    • Howard Dean

      I like the phrase. I’m going to use it for my next campaign!

      Dean in 2016! Fuck all the cunting lifelovers!
      Byyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • FLUSH WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!!!

    • there’s so few riffs in doom! how do people like this stuff?

      • The Devil

        Pairs best with marijuana

        • oooooooooh yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah, forgot about that. sorry guy!

        • ^Bingo

          • …. Bango, Bongo, and IRVING!!!!

            ~The Misquitos ~ Gilligan’s Island

            GL

        • Mithrandir

          Yeah but music that is almost not enjoyable without weed it’s not really good right?

      • KJM

        Some of the best Rock songs ever written are only 2-3 chords.

      • I try really hard to listen to all the death-doom bands people post about. I cannot for the life of me get into it. I would rather listen to country music. Which, is the worst thing in the world, asides from rice pilaf.

        GL

        • Masterlord SteelDragon hereby sentences you to death by flushing.

          • Did I go too far with the rice pilaf ?

            GL

          • Howard Dean

            Listen to Disembowelment’s “Trancendence into the Peripheral” and Winter’s “Into Darkness” and report back to us!

      • No riffs in doom? For shame. . .

        http://youtu.be/z8upF-73_Ps?t=25s

        • i’ve tried Crowbar, the slowness just doesn’t do it for me. everyone says that Kirk’s got riffs for days, and i believe it, but i must have musical ADD!

          • To be fair, I’ve grown bored with Crowbar’s latest output, but their first several albums are definitely chock full o riffs! And tasty twin harmonies.

            I love doom, but in all honesty, I prefer bands that cross several genres. But sometimes you gotta doom out!

          • what’s your fav crowbar song? ima listen to it…

          • Ha! Actually, it was probably the one I posted, so if you didn’t dig that, I’m not sure I can change your mind. They do have an album that is a little more hardcore-paced, but I don’t remember which one it is. I’ll dig into my collection and see if I can find it.

          • Here’s a pretty good one with a bit faster tempo. If you’re turned off by the NOLA sound or Pantera, you might not ever get into Crowbar. Pantera basically copped a lot of their sound on Far Beyond Driven from Crowbar because Phil was such a huge fan.

            http://youtu.be/457-Y8GYVtg

          • crazytaco_12

            Dude, even though “Existence is Punishment” is one of their most famous, it’s definitely one of, if not their best song(s). “I Feel the Burning Sun” and “To Build A Mountain” are others you should check out too. Album wise, I’d recommend the self-titled or “Sonic Excess…”. Anyhow, if you’re a drummer, your dick basically will have to get hard hearing any album Craig Nunenmacher has played on, probably my favorite drummer ever.

    • FLUSH YOU MISTER.

  • KJM
  • Brian_aka_Guppusmaximus

    Fuck! I really do miss Tales of Creation & Ancient Dreams from Candlemass. This “new” shit bores me to tears…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNEQZh3gcmQ

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    I got named dropped. Thanks Masterlord. Now cunt off!!

    • Mother Shabubu III

      I’ll have you know I misread your name drop as KMFDM. You should feel bad.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I do, as I’m not a fan any industrial music…………shocker, I know.

        • Mook Styfawker

          Doesn’t shock me.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Now we’re talking.

        • Sponge Of Mystery

          but industrial music is like the black metal of electronic music

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            That is a true statement I can agree with. But, I’ve always detested fake sounding instruments.

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            fair enough, its definitely an acquired taste

          • welp, i’m gonna need a new mind now…

      • Steve Smithwick

        KMFDM is great. KSOFM is great. There should be no shame.

        Yes, I know KMFDM has been wildly stale of late. But their best albums, like Money and Nihil and Symbols are good albums.

        • Mother Shabubu III

          I like those albums. I was just busting King Fuck of Shithead Mountain’s balls because I know he would hate KMFDM.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Bust away you son of a bitch.

        • Sponge Of Mystery

          don’t forget Angst!!!

          • Steve Smithwick

            +1, Angst is great. I also really like Attak, actually, despite it being the most EDM of all KMFDM material.

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            sometimes their EDM is the best, sometimes when industrial bands try too hard too do metal stuff it just sounds like they’re forcing guitars in where they don’t belong (see: a few Skinny Puppy songs)

          • Guest

            SPEAKING OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC OMG HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!

          • Steve Smithwick

            I have not seen that, but I’m intrigued! Even has a Boston date!

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            at one point could we maybe hope for an industrial music focused article??????

          • Want to write one for ToH?

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            ………well shit maybe….

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            When I finish it how should i get it to you?

          • I can see your email address with my creepy mod powers! I’ll shoot you an email now. You can just reply to me with your draft when you’re done.

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            ….creepy…

  • Sight Vnseen

    Good stuff. Speaking of KSoFM, when is he going to put up a list? That dude always has som good recommendations.

    • Don’t stroke his ego, I feel like he is just starting to come around a bit 🙂 🙂 🙂

      GL

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Stroke me!!!! Stroke the shit out of me!!!

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Oh yeah baby. I’ll stroke you so hard.

          • crazytaco_12

            fucker’s been wheezing the juice bro

        • Mook Styfawker

          You have a great sense of humor! No one hates shit quite as well as you! You have a nice haircut! YOU ARE GENERALLY A GOOD PERSON, FOR A BITTER FUCK.

          Hast thou ego been strokedth?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Ahh, yes it has. I thank thee for the stroking.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      That means I would have to do work. I’d rather bitch and moan, mention a few bands, and then escape into the abyss.

      • Sight Vnseen

        Haha! Fair enough.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          We’ll see what happens though. I kind of like the idea of spotlighting old, obscure shit. It’s very hard to keep track of newer shit. Well, for me it is anyway. I’m a history dork anyway. I love trying to find old gems.

          • Sight Vnseen

            That’s why I dig your recommendations. It’s hard to find old stuff when you weren’t there. You should do it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            We’ll see. Who knows.

          • Steve Smithwick

            PEER PRESSURE, GIVE IN!

            (seriously though, if it’s any help, I can offer you editing/proofreading help. I doubt you’ll need too much of it, you already write well, even on informal bullshit commenting sections!)

          • Sight Vnseen

            That’s two.

          • Sight Vnseen

            I’m still very curious about your band. You said you slipped it in a few months ago. I hate to call you out, but im dying to know which one it was. You can email it to me if you don’t want it public.

    • Between The Buried & Smee

      This talk about King Shit doing a list gives me an idea for another who could make a list:

      • Sight Vnseen

        Fuck yes. That guy’s truly miserable. I’m sure his list would be tops.

  • FuckOffYouFuckingFuck

    Great Post, Digging all three bands so far.

  • JWG

    I will have to get that Doom:VS while I wait for a new Draconian album.

    Although, it’s not new to me (saw it first on AMG). I appreciate the reminder nonetheless.

    • $5 is a fucking steal!

    • A Feed From Cloud Mountain

      Now there is a name drop I thought I’d never see. I have a couple Draconian albums but stopped following their news when they swapped their female lead.

      Might have to reinvestigate that choice.

  • Doom:VS is awesome.

    • Yes! Stoked to see that here.

    • Sponge Of Mystery

      the cd is out of stock :[

  • W.

    I’m mirin’ that Eyes of Solitude release. I like the way he says “ridickulus” in Act 1.

  • Paris Hilton

    This shit bums me out more than Woods of Ypres! I could ruin a party of plebeians instantly with this. Well done, 0 flushes!

    • Thanks, Paris! Pumped that some people are into this as much as I am.

      • Flushgod Apocalypse

        As long as you keep sharing the doom, I’ll keep listening! Eyes of Solitude is awesome.

  • Gurp

    The only two death-doom-whatever albums I ever got into were Ahab’s The Call of the Wretched Sea and Catacombs’ In the Depths of R’lyeh. I dunno. I guess it’s a little too slow for me.

    • I own both of those. Great albums.

      • Gurp

        I guess I stumbled on the right ones, then.

    • Rob M

      Death/Doom tends to be a pretty sweeping style and a lot of bands actually play at a pretty decent tempo. Check out something like Hooded Menace or Druid Lord and see what you think

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-Kc9hdNOk

  • Gurp

    On a side note, DOOM 4 (or just DOOM now, apparently) got unveiled a couple days ago at QuakeCon.

    • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

      Ahh, a fellow purveyor of fine vidya games, I see. I think an article about metal in relation to video games would be rad as all phuq, mayne.

      • vidya games are one of the finest pleasures in life. ever play Disc Golf for the PlayStation Move? sex.

        • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

          I have not, but that sounds like a purty gewd time. I’m gonna spend some time outlining and attempting to write this metal/video game article this week, stay tuned.

          • Just a heads up so you don’t get bummed out, I’m currently editing a post about video game music for another contributor. I do not want this to dissuade you as I love video games, music, and video game music so I’m cool with more than one post related to it.

        • Sight Vnseen

          Holy Shit! I have a friend that was a disc golf junkie. Berated him for years, then I went with him.

        • Steve Smithwick

          They are fantastic, but I’m more of an RPG/sports whore, rather than PS-Move titles.

      • Cockypock Aioli

        SNES for life! Rock n Roll racing!!

      • Gurp

        A purveyor I be indeed! Although I’d be lying if I said I only liked ‘fine’ videogames, as I dig everything from great to mediocre.

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    Bookmarked for later, for when I feel too happy in my life and need to kill that joy utterly. I’m not sure I’ll really like it (I like a bit of doom, but not too much), but I’ll give it a try!

    • Let me know what you think of it.

      • Further Down the Metal Hole

        That was…oddly soothing. I was expecting far more pounding. Eye of Solutide will require further inspection. Thanks!

  • SMOHLG

    These are all A+ albums. Great article!

  • SMOHLG

    As far as missing it ‘this year,’ Canto III came out last year, so y’all need to get on it ASAP.

  • dingus

    this made me have a sad cum

  • Speaking of doom (and not death/doom), I’m confused by the rise of Pallbearer. Not because they aren’t good, but because I live in Little Rock and had never heard of this band until their first album came out. Not like, Rwake, where you can’t go to a show here and not see them play (seriously, they play ALL the time). I don’t go to as many shows as I used to, but it really seems like these guys just came out of nowhere. And now they are on the cover of Decibel this month? They seem like decent dudes though.

  • Also, I’ll just put this here:
    http://youtu.be/7RQZ_RSR2mw

  • Fromwisdomtohate29

    Good article. I’m digging the Doom:Vs. Draconian are great in their own right, and It’s good to see that talent extend to other projects.

    Another death/doom band I been digging the shit out of is Chalice of Doom. I mentioned them on MS before but whatevs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLjQVvr2-Ko

  • Howard Dean

    MASTERLORD STEELDRAGON WILL BE MY SECRETARY OF OFFENSE WHEN I FINALLY GET IN OFFICE! KEEP YOUR CALENDAR OPEN! I’LL SEND YOU A TELEGRAM! BYAAAAH!

    • wow, you’ve returned to Disqus after a year absence? welcome back!
      #profilestalking

      • Howard Dean

        I’ve returned to spread the Dean gospel of Byaaaaah!
        But mostly because I think what the toilet ov hell-ers are doing is fucking sweet. Seriously awesome. Joe Thrashnkill will be my VP!

        • ToH is the rocket indeed. multiple people are coming out of the woodwork after being fed up with vince and axl’s crap.

          uh-oh… what if that’s how metalsucks got started? bumbumbum!

  • NeverBlack

    Wow, Botch and some awesome Death-Doom (that Eye of Solitude album was one of the top five albums of 2013 for me) on the same day?

    OH MY SATAN, I LOVE THIS TOILET SO MUCH!

  • Gorgasm

    Bookmarked for session later

    All Hail ToH!!

  • NDNOvHell

    Great post. 0 flushes!