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Funeral Obsession

Some of you might be aware of my obsession with doom, namely funeral doom metal and while I won't say no to certain genre hybrids these are the albums that have stuck with me as the pinnacle of what modern doom has to offer. I'll also mention this list won't cater to "Sabbath-doom" rather it's a focus on what the tag means for today's metal.
1Shape Of Despair
Angels of Distress


If you're going to play doom, have a band name that shouts mental agony right? Jarno's vocals will feature on this list a number of times, points to who-ever knows them all.
2Eye Of Solitude
Canto III


Between Sui Caedere and Canto III, there's very little wrong with how Eye Of Solitude approach their death/doom. Daniel's deep growls blend theme and aggression together seamlessly. With another EP yet to drop sometime this year it's a wonder how these guys can bring such a level of consistency to the genre.
3Ataraxie
L Etre et La Nausee


L Etre et La Nausee is the best modern day doom can offer. A big statement backed only by the album's pure ingenuity, bringing the best of torn atmospheres, harsh tones and excellent compositions, Ataraxie's magnum opus sat as my Album Of The Year and not by a small amount. These are not short tracks, rather sonic agony stretched into a majestic statement.
4Until Death Overtakes Me
Prelude To Monolith
5Evoken
Atra Mors


Rather over-looked after its release. Evoken are one of those ever consistent acts that should be a staple in any doom diet.
6The Fall of Every Season
Amends
7Doom:VS
Dead Words Speak


This year's Earthless sees improveent on the former Draconian master. If you like anything mentioned above you should continue with this ethereal display of funeral doom.
8Draconian
Turning Season Within


I mentioned this above, it deserves a proper place on this list.
9 Clouds
Doliu


My current Album Of The Year, with members from Shape Of Despair, Eye Of Solitude, reading like a who's who in the doom genre. http://doomclouds.bandcamp.com/releases
10Dying Sun
Transcendence


More modern releases like this will make my world go 'round.
11Under The Sun
Under The Sun
12 Venowl
Patterns of Failure


Some of my favourite sounds come into play on this record. Depressive black metal, raw and unyielding, intertwine perfectly with the funeral doom soundscape. Aesthetically unpleasing.
13 Vin de Mia Trix
Once Hidden From Sight


From Hypnotic Dirge Records blending a more prog-laced psychedelia base to their brand of funeral doom.
14 100 Years Of Solitude
A Blackened Earth


Solitude, solitary and by itself.
15Yhdarl
Ave Maria


http://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com
16Thaw
Thaw


Blackened metal that only hints at my beloved doom. FFO: Dying Sun
17Talisman Stone
Lovecraftopolis


Female-led fuzz masterpiece with multiple bass-ness.
18Space Bong
The Death of Utopia


http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com
19 SOL
And the mouth of time is open


Drowning.cc
20 Profetus
All Seasons Die


Along the same vein as last year's Ataraxie
21 Luna
Ashes To Ashes


Has the same ideas as Monolithe, but lacks some of the execution. With a run-time of 57 minutes it's but a casual listen.
22 Monolithe
III


Read above. IV may lack some of the grandeur found on this release but have you ever thought of listening to these releases in order?
23Elysian Blaze
Blood Geometry


Got a spare two hours and ten minutes? Of course you do! FFO: The Fall Of Every Season
24Catapult The Dead
All Is Sorrow


Really nice blokes. If you ever wanted something more accessible than other releases in the genre, this is a good place to start.
25Black Wreath
A Pyre of Lost Dreams


More of that good 'ol marmalade.
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