Out of the Doom. 6 Dark Albums Standing on Doom Metal

Somehow between the worlds, this one and the outer. Image by artgiagzhel

Today we are discovering the spawns of doom metal, one of the darkest branches of the world’s heavy music.

1. Karpackonaut โ€“ Light As A Particle (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช We are beginning our episode with the milder rock which is evolving into experimental doom domain little by little. The Irish trio leads us to the peak. Closer to the top, the screaming vocals appear and make it all sound attractively doomish. However, this particular work seems to be lighter than consequent one, namely “Distant Sequence“. It was published in the year 2022 as well and is no less recommended for the listening. Compare these releases and arrive at your own conclusion. Our goose has enjoyed both of them and is pretty sure about each one.

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2. Acid Magus โ€“ Wyrd Syster (2021)

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ We are leapfrogging from Europe to the very South of the African continent, namely to the city of Pretoria. The debut album of the local trio Acid Magus is a mixture of heavily laden rock with the transitions to psychedelia and metal. The magus’ pantry is full of riffs and distortion that is going to turn your head. Join a primordial ritual and summon whirlwinds and lightning. One will hit you in the heart and transmit the charge. This kind of metal will not leave you indifferent. Simple and irresistible magic, that’s it.

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3. Luciferica โ€“ A Cruel Taste of Death (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Our next participants come from the capital of Argentina. They bring to your attention a live album. Its track list follows the “Wailing War” EP which was released a year earlier. It has no less formidable title, doesn’t it? You will notice the difference in sound right away. And to be honest, I liked the live version better. No wonder it’s more catchy and groovy. Moreover, the band has made significant progress in terms of sound quality. Find your favorite among these two records or enjoy both of them! The lads leave these possibilities for you.

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4. Dying Hydra โ€“ Of Lowly Origin (2021)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ The Danish trio adds their rich paints to our palette. As expected, these selected colors are dark and thick. Here we encounter a symbiosis of doom with post-metal, sometimes striving to plunge into sludge. However, this music, due to its atmosphere, does not fall into a viscous quagmire. Let’s dive into the tight environment along with the hydra living at the distant depths. It will show you the way and gift these magnifying views. Take care, as some deadly creatures dwell in the waters.

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5. Whiplicker โ€“ A Total Disconnect (2023)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง What lurks under the cover with the ridiculous but still charming animal looking at us? The British trio has prepared a weird experiment for the listeners. Doom peeks out from under a rhythmic pattern totally uncharacteristic for the genre. It’s rather hinting at slowed down hardcore or its reincarnation. The vocal parts on this EP are also very unusual. Mastering by James Plotkin itself says a lot. The only complaint would be about the pace of the project, meaning one track a year is something strange.

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6. Veilcaste โ€“ Precipice (2023)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ This brigade from Indianapolis is concluding our today’s episode. Be the way, the band has been bearing the name “Conjurer” for a good decade. Perhaps this is the most doomster release, although you’ll barely find it 100% doom either. Five hardened veterans of the heavy-duty workshop produce timeless material. The alloy from their factory doesn’t seem quite metallic as they aware us. Possibly it’s a carbon fiber. The heaviness here derives not that much from the catchy riffs, but rather from the emotional component.

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