Lolicat;1797778 said:I can see that argument, actually, but I've always heard them discussed in reference to the genre, and I feel they're closer to sludge than doom, or god forbid, 'stoner doom'.
Lolicat;1797854 said:I'm pretty sure the guy runs his voice through some distortion box on that album. I'd need to go check though.Also, the Sword suck, they're hardly Doom at all.. Warhorse, Reverend Bizarre, Pentagram are fantastic doom. Witchfinder General are ok...
Lolicat;1797914 said:They've always struck me more as a trad. Heavy/Hard Rock band. Given, I've only heard the first album, but it wasn't doom.
Lolicat;1797962 said:But Sabbath aren't Doom Metal, they just laid certain foundations for it. The Sword are just another weak throwback band imo. I'll give their second album a listen when I get to see my friend, he has it.
Onslaught_fei;1797985 said:Thanks for reaffirming what I just said. Doesnt matter what your opinion on them as a "weak throwback" is or not, they are doom metal and you still havent identified how they are not a typical doom metal band at all. Id be surprised if you even listen to any doom metal at all if you are going to go around saying whats good and whats not, or better yet, whats doom metal and whats just "plain heavy metal".Not that it particularly matters but Im trying to key off the OP in the right direction.
Onslaught_fei;1797830 said:Bout as clean as Ozzy Osbourne. To the OP: WhiffleBallTony would be your best bet. He's definately more scholarly with doom bands than I am. I do know Electric Wizard is his favorite band and he likes a few others like The Sword. Should shoot him a mail.
schmeankman;1799307 said:Alright well.. thanks for the suggestions folks. I'll get around to all of them soon. Currently I'm listening to Acid King's "III"..
Hungryfreak;1987215 said:They released their album? I'm going to need to check it out. I'm a fan of both Megasus songs that have been in the GH/RB games. I dug "Red Lottery" before I even got into metal and doom metal in particular.
Onslaught_fei;1795024 said:Agalloch is my favorite.
Oscar-Rio;1988507 said:they're not doom metal. not by any meansHour of 13 is my current favourite doom metal
Gowienczyk;1988671 said:No, they do make doom metal. It's in similar context (or at least some of their work) to Celtic Frost and Novembre's recent material. But overall they lean to neofolk, really.
Oscar-Rio;1988694 said:i'd say early black metal with heavy neo-folk influences. It's hard to listen to The Mantle and ignore the BM aspects of it.
Gowienczyk;1988832 said:The black metal is just like the progressive metal, it is very little. The doom and neofolk aspects are most dominant.
Oscar-Rio;1988694 said:i'd say early black metal with heavy neo-folk influences.