Tag Archives: doom metal

Cult of Luna


CULT OF LUNA (2000–PRESENT). Klas Rydberg (vocals), Erik Oloffson (guitar), Johannes Peterson (guitar), Magnus Lindberg (keyboards), Andreas Johansson (bass), Marco Hilden (drums, replaced by Thomas Hedland), Adders Tegland (samples). Cult of Luna are a dark and moody but almost progressive Swedish band who have been one of the most consistently interesting metal bands of the past few decades. The band incorporates soundscapes and samples into its drearily dark music that makes them hard Read more [...]


CROWBAR (1992–2000). Original lineup: Kirk Windstein (vocals and guitars), Matt Thomas (guitars), Todd Strange (bass), and Craig Numenmacher (drums). Often compared to Pantera and the Melvins, New Orleans’ Crowbar became known for playing a slow and grinding version of sludge metal and also gained notoriety for their physical weight, with a number of members tipping the scales at 300 pounds. Their first album was 1992’s Obedience Thru Suffering. Their second album, 1993’s Crowbar, Read more [...]
Cirith Ungol


CIRITH UNGOL (1972–92). Tim Baker (vocals), Greg Lindstrom (guitar, replaced by Jerry Fogle, replaced by Jim Baraza), Michael Flint (bass, replaced by Vernon Green), Robert Garvin (drums). Cirith Ungol are an American band from Los Angeles who played a type of hard rock mixed with metal originally, but eventually evolved into a dark progressive band. Their name came from a tower under the dominion of Sauron in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The band played a metal style Read more [...]


CATHEDRAL (1990–PRESENT). Lee Dorian (vocals), Adam Lehan (guitar), Gary Jennings (guitar), Mark Griffiths (bass), Ben Mochrie (drums). Cathedral were a reaction to the grindcore scene led by former Napalm Death lead singer Lee Dorian. They played incredibly slow, almost dirge-like death metal. After Dorian was unceremoniously booted from Napalm Death, perhaps one of the most innovative bands of the grindcore era, he soon found common cause with Griffiths and Jennings who shared his fascination Read more [...]