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190 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Estatic Fear
1994, Austria
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
A Sombre Dance (1999)  #136
Somnium Obmutum (1996)  #939
2
Draconian
1994, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
Arcane Rain Fell (2005)  #121
Under a Godless Veil (2020)  #702
Turning Season Within (2008)  #1318
3
Paradise Lost
1988, United Kingdom
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal
The Plague Within (2015)  #744
Tragic Idol (2012)  #881
4
Swallow the Sun
2000, Finland
Melodic Doom Metal, Death Metal
New Moon (2009)  #587
The Morning Never Came (2003)  #2213
5
Candlemass
1984, Sweden
Doom Metal
Nightfall (1987)  #481
Chapter VI (1992)  #2254
6
My Dying Bride
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
The Dreadful Hours (2001)  #949
Turn Loose the Swans (1993)  #2524
7
Anathema
1990, United Kingdom
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock
Weather Systems (2012)  #74
Universal (2013)  [Live]  #100
Judgement (1999)  #295
8
Ophelia
2003, Korea
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Shoegaze
9
Amorphis
1990, Finland
Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Halo (2022)  #396
Live at Helsinki Ice Hall (2021)  [Live]  #498
Skyforger (2009)  #549
10
Cathedral
1989, United Kingdom
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
The Ethereal Mirror (1993)  #2684
Soul Sacrifice (1992)  [EP]  #2974
The Carnival Bizarre (1995)  #3074
11
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #986
Sky Void of Stars (2023)  #1850
12
Lacrimas Profundere
1993, Germany
Gothic Metal, Gothic Rock
Memorandum (1999)  #1841
Burning: A Wish (2001)  #3147
13
Type O Negative
1990, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #846
World Coming Down (1999)  #2067
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #3164
14
Colosseum
2007, Finland
Funeral Doom Metal
Chapter 2: Numquam (2009)  #407
Chapter 3: Parasomnia (2011)  #1150
Chapter 1: Delirium (2007)  #2709
15
Novembre
1993, Italy
Progressive Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Metal
Ursa (2016)  #2412
The Blue (2007)  #3588
Materia (2006)  #4391
16
Forest of Shadows
1997, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal
17
Electric Wizard
1993, United Kingdom
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
Dopethrone (2000)  #571
We Live (2004)
Witchcult Today (2007)  #3759
18
Triptykon
2008, Switzerland
Doom Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal
Melana Chasmata (2014)  #629
Eparistera Daimones (2010)  #1866
Shatter (2010)  [EP]  #8064
19
Asphyx
1987, Netherlands
Death Metal, Doom Metal
Last One on Earth (1992)  #1808
The Rack (1991)  #2453
Necroceros (2021)  #2474
20
Black Sabbath
1969, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Doom Metal
Paranoid (1970)  #12
Heaven and Hell (1980)  #20
Black Sabbath (1970)  #49
21
Solitude Aeturnus
1987, United States
Doom Metal
22
Lake of Tears
1992, Sweden
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
Forever Autumn (1999)  #1127
Moons and Mushrooms (2007)  #3662
A Crimson Cosmos (1997)  #4296
23
Esoteric
1992, United Kingdom
Funeral Doom Metal, Death Doom Metal
24
Sleep
1990, United States
Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
Dopesmoker (2003)  #1391
The Sciences (2018)  #1839
Sleep's Holy Mountain (1992)  #5954
25
מזמור
United States
Doom Metal, Black Metal, Sludge Metal, Drone Metal
Yodh (2016)  #750
Myopia (2022)
V (שמם) (2012)  [Single]
26
Ahab
2004, Germany
Funeral Doom Metal
27
Runemagick
1990, Sweden
Death Metal, Doom Metal
28
Saturnus
1991, Denmark
Death Doom Metal, Doom Metal
Saturn in Ascension (2012)  #3243
29
While Heaven Wept
United States
Power Metal, Doom Metal
Of Empires Forlorn (2003)  #2263
Fear of Infinity (2011)  #2748
Suspended at Aphelion (2014)  #3195
30
Shape of Despair
1998, Finland
Atmospheric Metal, Funeral Doom Metal
Angels of Distress (2001)  #1231
Monotony Fields (2015)  #1775
Shades of... (2000)  #3302
31
人間椅子
1987, Japan
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
32
Trouble
1979, United States
Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Stoner Metal
Trouble (1990)  #2022
The Skull (1985)  #2097
Run to the Light (1987)  #2966
33
Mourning Beloveth
1992, Ireland
Death Doom Metal
The Sullen Sulcus (2002)  #1165
Dust (2001)  #3396
A Disease for the Ages (2008)  #3481
34
The Gathering
1989, Netherlands
Alternative Rock, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Art Rock, Atmospheric Rock
Home (2006)  #1111
Mandylion (1995)  #1149
Nighttime Birds (1997)  #1342
35
Forgotten Tomb
1999, Italy
Black Metal, Doom Metal
Songs to Leave (2002)  #3504
Obscura Arcana Mortis (2000)  [EP]
Love's Burial Ground (2004)  #7251
36
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
1996, Norway
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
Lake of Sorrow (1998)  #1504
Perpetual Desolation (2000)  #8335
All Alone (1997)  [EP]
37
Bell Witch
2010, United States
Funeral Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
38
Desire
1994, Portugal
Doom Metal, Death Metal
39
Disembowelment
1989, Australia
Death Doom Metal
Dusk (1992)  [EP]
Mourning September (1990)  [Demo]
40
Evoken
1992, United States
Funeral Doom Metal, Death Metal
Antithesis of Light (2005)  #1804
Embrace the Emptiness (1998)  #4616
Quietus (2001)
41
Elegeion
1997, Australia
Atmospheric Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
The Last Moment (2005)  #5101
42
Theatre of Tragedy
1993, Norway
Gothic Metal, Death Doom Metal, Electropop, Industrial Rock
Aégis (1998)  #704
Theatre of Tragedy (1995)  #2033
43
Ghost Brigade
2005, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Doom Metal, Depressive Rock
44
Saint Vitus
1980, United States
Doom Metal
Born Too Late (1987)  #4074
Saint Vitus (1984)  #8056
45
Doom:VS
2004, Sweden
Funeral Doom Metal
Earthless (2014)  #2488
Aeternum Vale (2006)  #5149
Dead Words Speak (2008)  #5231
46
The Third and the Mortal
1992, Norway
Melodic Doom Metal, Experimental, Pop, Industrial
Tears Laid in Earth (1994)  #1923
Painting on Glass (1996)  #6622
Sorrow (1994)  [EP]  #6712
47
Novembers Doom
1992, United States
Death Doom Metal, Gothic Metal
To Welcome the Fade (2002)  #5878
48
The Ruins of Beverast
2003, Germany
Atmospheric Black Metal, Death Doom Metal
49
Pentagram
1971, United States
Doom Metal
Pentagram (Relentless) (1985)  #5965
Day of Reckoning (1987)  #6002
Be Forewarned (1994)  #7153
50
Green Carnation
1990, Norway
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 45,452
Reviews : 9,969
Albums : 162,884
Lyrics : 216,043