->''"They say my songs are much too slow..."''
-->-- '''Music/SaintVitus''', ''Born Too Late''

Primary Stylistic Influences (Doom and Stoner Metal):
+ HeavyMetal, Acid Rock, BluesRock

Secondary Stylistic Influences (Doom and Stoner Metal):
+ PsychedelicRock, HardRock, ProgressiveRock

Primary Stylistic Influences (Sludge Metal):
+ Doom Metal, HardcorePunk, PostHardcore, {{Grunge}}

Secondary Stylistic Influences (Sludge Metal):
+ PsychedelicRock, BluesRock, SouthernRock, PostRock, AlternativeMetal, CountryMusic

Primary Stylistic Influences (Death/Doom and Funeral Doom):
+ DeathMetal, Doom Metal

Secondary Stylistic Influences (Death/Doom and Funeral Doom):
+ Dark Ambient, GothRock, {{Grindcore}}

'''Doom metal''' is a subgenre of HeavyMetal that emerged in the late seventies/early eighties. It's often slow, dark, depressing and pessimistic, and is characterized by a thicker guitar sound than other genres of metal. The music and lyrics are usually meant to evoke a sense of dread, although more epic and "rocking" themes are far from uncommon.

A simpler description of doom metal: a genre consisting of metal bands that looked at Music/BlackSabbath, thought "Hey, that's pretty [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom doomy]], but we can do better!", and subsequently took the doomy metal of Sabbath to its logical extreme. Hence, doom metal.

The genre technically started right at the beginning of metal, with the aforementioned Black Sabbath, who are near universally considered the first true metal band. Another classic metal band, Pentagram, was also a key part of doom metal, though the genre was not truly formed until a tiny bit later on, with several other influential bands including Music/SaintVitus, Pagan Altar, Trouble, and Witchfinder General. It should be noted that several of the early traditional doom bands, as well as more recent bands following in their footsteps, often lack certain stereotypes associated with the genre. Some of the bands have faster paced songs, and a few were quite upbeat in tone, while still retaining the Sabbath influence. Possibly, the most influential of the doom metal bands was Music/{{Candlemass}}, who released their debut album ''[[CanisLatinicus Epicus Doomicus Metallicus]]'' in 1986. It was this album that brought doom metal to greater attention in metal circles, when it had been previously seen as more of a niche genre. Alongside the Black Sabbath track "Hand of Doom", It's also possibly where the name of the genre came from ("Doomicus Metallicus" = "Doom Metal"; "Hand of Doom" = "Doom Metal").
During the eighties, doom metal was a woefully overlooked and deeply underground subgenre, metal being dominated commercially by HairMetal and in the less-underground-than-doom-metal underground by ThrashMetal. In fact, it's not at all impossible to find some fans who believe that doom metal is an entirely [[OlderThanTheyThink recent phenomenon.]]

At the beginning of the nineties, the band Cathedral released their debut album ''Forest of Equilibrium'', which fused doom metal with more aesthetics from extreme metal, making doom slower and heavier. Cathedral themselves later moved onto a more uptempo, groove-oriented style, but their early material resulted in doom metal gaining more recognition. By now, there were a couple of doom metal subgenres: "epic doom", which fused traditional doom with operatic vocals and (often) HeavyMithril; and "sludge metal", which fused doom with HardcorePunk and in some cases southern rock, and started off in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]. In the early-to-mid nineties, doom metal diversified, and quite a few new subgenres were created, including "stoner metal", "death/doom", "black doom", "funeral doom" and "drone doom". Around the time NuMetal was mainstream, the stoner metal band Music/ElectricWizard released Dopethrone, which is regarded as one of the seminal doom metal albums and one of the heaviest metal albums of all time, bringing to doom a new audience obsessed with heaviness in metal.

Another form of doom, known as "post-metal" or "atmospheric sludge metal", combined sludge metal with PostRock. Certain post-metal bands, such as Music/{{Isis}}, Music/{{Neurosis}}, Music/CultOfLuna, and Pelican, have gained recognition in the metal scene, but this success has been met with backlash from [[FanDumb certain people]], who refer to it as "hipster metal" (and, for some reason, lump them in with Music/{{Mastodon}}, who are not a post-metal band despite taking influences from sludge metal). It is, however, debatable whether post-metal even qualifies as a doom metal subgenre (or even a metal subgenre at that), and most doom purists are likely to consider it as merely "heavy post-rock", claiming that these bands take very little influence from the doom style.

There's also GothicMetal, a subgenre of metal that evolved from death/doom thanks to three British death/doom bands, Music/ParadiseLost, Music/MyDyingBride and Music/{{Anathema}}, known as the "Peaceville Trio" due to all three bands being signed to Peaceville Records. Some gothic metal bands also count as doom, but overall, gothic metal is not a subgenre of doom, despite evolving from it.

A new wave of retro-doom metal (sometimes known as "occult rock") started to gain popularity in 2011 and has remained popular since, encompassing such bands as Jex Thoth and Ghost, with a lot of these bands not intending to play any form of doom at all. This recent and increasingly popular wave of metal- drawing influence from 70s rock, sludge, stoner, and traditional metal- is now the closest thing to mainstream attention doom metal has yet to receive. Due to their wider appeal, some of these bands have been accused of being "hipster".

Although doom is not well-known in the mainstream, it's had quite a history. Despite the fact that doom and doom related metal has led to the rise of such genres as HeavyMetal, {{Grunge}} to an extent, SludgeMetal, GothicMetal, Stoner Rock, and others, doom metal itself has (for the most part) never truly broken into the mainstream and it remains overshadowed by genres such as {{Metalcore}}, AlternativeMetal, and DeathMetal. Many claim that the reason doom has been overlooked--save a few acts such as Music/AliceInChains and several of the more recent occult rock bands--is because of its speed, or lack thereof (most people attribute heavy metal with blinding speed, something doom metal avoids). In fact, many songs glorifying heavy metal, especially those from the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal-era, reinforce this notion that heavy metal can only be fast. Ironically, a lot of early and definitive doom albums were not very slow paced at all. Recently, doom metal has been showing itself to be an influence on newer eras of rock, particularly on the traditional metal revival scene and the retro-doom or "occult rock" movement. Following the success of Music/{{Ghost}}, Music/TheSword and Music/BlackSabbath, doom finally began receiving more than just traces of mainstream attention, leading some to speculate that the genre may be becoming a new trend in metal.

The most basic forms of doom metal can be no more complex than simply taking any average "fast" metal song and ''slowing it down ''considerably.'''' This has led to something of an [[MemeticMutation YouTube phenomenon involving slowing down songs from otherwise speed, thrash, death, or black metal bands up to 50 to 500%, tempo or speed wise, via digital alteration software]], thus giving said songs a strong doom metal feel ([[HilarityEnsues with a near unavoidable side effect of the vocalist sounding like a stoned demon.]]) However, purer forms of doom make use of the term ''doom'' and apply it to their lyrics and sound in order to create moods of hopelessness and depression. Musically, doom tends to not be very different from regular metal, though the riffing and vocal styles tend to be different. However, in subgenres, such as funeral doom keyboards, organs, and other instruments (such as gongs) can be used to thicken the overall atmosphere. It's also common to use death growls and choruses. In traditional doom and stoner doom alike, blues signatures and BluesRock and PsychedelicRock features are regularly applied, moreso for the latter. As a result, psychedelic blues rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s are often called out as being major influences of stoner doom.

In musical style, a lot of traditional doom bands aspire to sound like Music/BlackSabbath, particularly the early Ozzy Osborne era- circa 1969-1973. This has been most accomplished by the aforementioned stoner doom bands mainly due to the psychedelic nature of Black Sabbath during that time. Riffs, especially box riffs and blues riffs, are also extremely prevalent throughout doom metal as another side-effect of being Black Sabbath inspired.
Despite being one of the many 'extreme metal' subgenres, doom metal is also one of the most diverse. While many doom bands and songs employ incredibly crushing guitars, apocalyptic attitudes, and demonic growled vocals, others might opt to sound like otherwise upbeat '70s rock with very gloomy lyrics. This is not including folk, industrial, avant-garde and electronic doom bands.

List of doom bands, categorised by subgenre:
%%%Bear in mind that some bands cross over into different subgenres at the same time. This is not an attempt to pidgeonhole bands into different "cliques", which is what some have mistaken it for.

'''Traditional Doom''' and '''Epic Doom'''\\
Technically they are different subgenres, however the distinction is frequently very hard to grasp, so they've been lumped in together (A basic guide: traditional doom = Saint Vitus, epic doom = Music/{{Candlemass}}). This style is rooted in '70s rock and metal, and it becomes obvious in their presentation and sound; they sound as if punk never happened. For epic doom bands, some '80s metal, specifically the operatic vocals and gated drums, is mixed in. Shred-style leadwork is also present with some epic doom acts.

'''Note''': Doom metal and stoner rock/metal are used interchangeably by the press, so don't be surprised if these bands are labeled 'stoner rock/metal' in some circles.

* Abstrakt Algebra (bit of a GenreBusting example that mixes this with progressive metal and power metal)
* Atlantean Kodex (mixed with traditional HeavyMetal)
* Avatarium (also psychedelic and progressive rock, moreso circa ''Hurricanes and Halos'')
* Bedemon (very obscure near-UrExample comprised of most of the members of Pentagram - Bobby Liebling was even a member on an on-off basis in the 1970s)
* Below
* Music/BlackSabbath (UrExample along with Flower Travellin' Band)
** ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' (1970)
* ''Blacksoul Seraphim'' (Overlaps with post-metal and BlackMetal on newer material)
* Music/BloodCeremony (Jethro Tull meets Black Sabbath)
* Music/{{Candlemass}} (TropeCodifier along with Saint Vitus)
* Capilla Ardiente
* Music/{{Cathedral}} (has had run-ins with the stoner label from time to time)
* Cauchemar
* Music/CirithUngol (potential UrExample for epic doom)
* Music/{{Confessor}} (Combined with ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal)
* Music/CountRaven
* Crypt Sermon
* Music/{{Danava}} (along with heavy psych)
* The Doomsday Kingdom (another Leif Edling project - they mostly sound like later-era Candlemass with a rougher vocal approach)
* Music/{{Doomsword}}
* Epitaph
* [[Music/FlowerTravellinBand Flower Travellin' Band]] (UrExample along with Black Sabbath)
* Music/TheGatesofSlumber
* Music/TheGault (mixed with a bit of GothicMetal, GothRock, PostPunk, death rock, etc., but this is still their dominant style)
* Green & Wood
* Music/HammersOfMisfortune (largely ProgressiveMetal but has strong trad doom elements)
* Music/HoodedMenace (mixed with death metal)
* Music/{{Hour of 13}}
* Music/{{Icecross}} (proto-doom metal)
* Music/IronMan (and they started off as a Music/BlackSabbath tribute band, to boot!)
* Music/{{Isole}}
* Music/JexThoth (evokes a very retro 60s-ish sound leaning towards Psychedelic, with lots of Hammond organ)
* Khemmis
* Music/{{Krux}} (a {{Supergroup}} comprised of members of Music/{{Candlemass}}, Music/{{Entombed}}, Music/{{Grave}} and Music/YngwieMalmsteen's backing group - basically Leif Edling's second go at Abstrakt Algebra)
* Music/TheLampOfThoth
* Music/LordVicar
* Lucifer (some stoner elements)
* [[Music/LucifersFriend Lucifer's Friend]] (An UrExample of doom metal)
* Music/MaelMordha (fused doom with [[FolkMetal Celtic metal]])
* Music/ManillaRoad (overlaps with traditional, power, and occasionally thrash/speed metal)
* Music/MementoMori (Formed by [[Music/{{Candlemass}} Messiah Marcolin]] and [[Music/KingDiamond Mike Wead]] as a Hexenhaus offshoot, which explains the prominent PowerMetal and ProgressiveMetal elements)
* Music/{{Minotauri}}
* Music/MyDyingBride (Some of their work definitely fits into the genre.)
* Music/TheObsessed
* Music/{{Ogre}}
* Music/{{Orodruin}}
* Music/PaganAltar
* Music/{{Pallbearer}}
* Music/{{Penance}}
* Music/{{Pentagram}} (arguable TropeMaker)
* Music/{{Pilgrim}}
* Music/PlaceOfSkulls (Music/{{Pentagram}} side project)
* Procession
* Professor Emeritus
* Music/{{Pylon}}
* Music/ReverendBizarre
* Music/SaintVitus (TropeCodifier along with Music/{{Candlemass}}; also arguably the UrExample of stoner metal)
* [[Music/SatansSatyrs Satan's Satyrs]] (mixed with heavy psych and garage rock)
* Music/{{Scald}}
* Music/SloughFeg
* Music/SolitudeAeturnus
* Music/{{Solstice}} (specifically, the band from the UK; there's [[NamesTheSame another band called Solstice]] from the United States that plays DeathMetal)
* Sorcerer
* Music/SpiritusMortis
* Music/{{Subrosa}} (overlaps with sludge/stoner metal)
* Music/{{Triptykon}} (Some overlap with GothicMetal)
* Music/{{Trouble}} (later material has some stoner elements)
* Music/TypeONegative (more overtly GothicMetal, but they have done work in this genre, particularly on their earlier albums, as well as on their more recent material)
* Music/UncleAcidAndTheDeadbeats (mixed with heavy psych)
* Music/{{Unorthodox}} (also a Stoner band)
* Warning
* Music/WhileHeavenWept (also ProgressiveMetal)
* Music/{{Witchcraft}} (formed as a Pentagram cover band at that)
* Music/WitchfinderGeneral
* With the Dead (supergroup featuring [[Music/{{Cathedral}} Lee Dorrian]], [[Music/ElectricWizard Tim Bagshaw, and Mark Greening]]; they largely sound like a mix of the two main parent acts)

'''Sludge Metal'''\\
As mentioned above, sludge metal is doom fused with hardcore punk, possibly with southern rock influences. Sludge metal is typically aggressive and abrasive, often featuring shouted vocals, heavily distorted instruments, sharply contrasting tempos and lots of noise & feedback. In other words, it's grunge's truest successor. Later gave rise to the post-metal genre, and there's also a certain amount of overlap with powerviolence and beatdown hardcore.
* [[Music/{{Sixteen}} 16]]
* Music/TheAbominableIronSloth
* Music/AcidBath (along with a [[GenreRoulette whole lot of]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly other genres]])
* Music/AcidPriest
* Agoraphobic Nosebleed (''Arc'' EP only)
* Music/AliceInChains (Also {{Grunge}} and AlternativeMetal; mainly on their third album onward, their second album was more traditional Doom Metal. Post ''Black Gives Way To Blue'' this appears to be their default style.)
** Creator/JerryCantrell ( On the ''Degradation Trip'' albums, mixed with traditional Doom Metal and a little GrooveMetal )
* Music/{{Amenra}}
* Music/ArmedForApocalypse (mixed with crust punk)
* Music/{{Baroness}}
* Music/BigBusiness
* Music/TheBody (along with drone doom and dark ambient)
* Music/{{Boris}} [[GenreRoulette (on some albums)]]
* Music/BurningWitch[[note]]Also see Music/SunnO and Music/{{Khanate}}[[/note]]
* [[Music/{{Buzzoven}} Buzzov*en]]
* Music/CallOfTheVoid (mixed with metalcore and crust punk)
* Music/CorrosionOfConformity
* Music/{{Corrupted}}
* Music/{{Cough}} (mixed with stoner)
* Music/{{Crowbar}} (TropeCodifier)
* Music/{{Down}}
* Music/{{Dystopia}} (overlaps with crust punk)
* [[Music/{{Eyehategod}} Eyehategod]] (another TropeCodifier, [[OlderThanTheyThink and formed one year before Crowbar]])
* Full of Hell (along with metalcore, powerviolence, and noise)
* Music/{{Godflesh}} (also IndustrialMetal)
* Music/GravesAtSea
* Music/{{Grief}}
* Music/HarveyMilk
* Music/HeIsLegend
* Music/HighOnFire (fronted by the former guitarist of Sleep, also has some overlap with ThrashMetal and Stoner Metal)
* Music/{{Howl}}
* Music/{{Indian}} (mixed with drone doom and noise)
* Music/IronMonkey
* Music/{{Jucifer}}
* Music/KingdomOfSorrow (mixed with {{Metalcore}}, fronted by Jamey Jasta of {{Hatebreed}})
* Music/{{Kylesa}}
* Music/LordDying
* Music/{{Mastodon}} (mixed with ProgressiveMetal)
* Music/TheMelvins (TropeMaker; also counts as {{Grunge}} and NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly)
* Music/{{Mortals}}
* Music/{{Noothgrush}}
* Music/TheOcean (with progressive and post-metal tendencies)
* Music/PrimitiveMan (mixed with noise)
* Music/{{Salome}}
* Music/SoilentGreen (also counted as [[DeathMetal Death]][[{{Grindcore}} grind]])
* Music/{{Thou}}
* Music/ThoughtsOfIonesco
* Music/ThyGriefEternal (Very little known UrExample; also led to Electric Wizard)
* Music/{{Trenches}} (also counted as [[ChristianRock Christian]] {{Metalcore}})
* Music/UnearthlyTrance
* Music/VerminWomb (Mixed with {{grindcore}})
* Music/WeekendNachos (overlaps with powerviolence)
* Whores. (along with noise rock)
* Music/ChelseaWolfe (entered this genre on ''Hiss Spun''. Also incorporates elements of folk, goth rock, industrial, and alternative rock)
* Music/{{Xibalba}} (overlaps with metalcore and beatdown hardcore)
* Music/{{Yautja}} (Mixed with grindcore)
* Music/{{YOB}} (mixed with stoner and psychedelic elements)

'''Stoner Metal'''\\
Stoner metal, also known as "stoner rock" and "desert rock", is essentially doom fused with PsychedelicRock. It is characterised by often being bass-heavy and making much use of guitar/bass effects such as fuzz, phaser or flanger. The main stoner metal scene is in the Palm Desert. There ''is'' a difference between stoner metal and stoner rock (stoner rock is more groove-oriented and fully rooted in '70s psychedelia, stoner metal is slower and heavier and a tad more oriented towards hardcore punk ala sludge metal and is also often more jam-oriented; Church of Misery is a particularly good example of that tendency), but there's enough overlap that bands of both genres can be listed here.

'''Note''': Stoner rock/metal and doom metal are used interchangeably by the press, so don't be surprised if these bands are labeled 'doom metal' in some circles.
* Music/7Zuma7
* Music/AcidKing
* Music/{{Acrimony}}
* Music/AlabamaThunderpussy
* Music/{{Altamont}} (a side project containing members of Music/TheMelvins and Music/AcidKing)
* Music/{{ASG}}
* Music/AsthmaCastle
* Music/AtomicBitchwax
* Music/{{Bongripper}} (A rather [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly eclectic]] group, but their core style is stoner doom.)
* Music/{{Bongzilla}} (mixed with sludge metal)
* Music/BrantBjork (he was also a member of Music/{{Kyuss}}, Music/FatsoJetson, Music/FuManchu and Music/{{Che}}, among others)
* Music/BlindDog
* Music/CamelOfDoom
* Music/{{Cathedral}} (depending on the album)
* Music/{{Che}}
* Music/ChurchOfMisery
* Music/{{Clearlight}} (also known as The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight; side project composed of members of Music/{{Down}}, Music/{{Crowbar}} and Music/{{Eyehategod}}, and completely {{Instrumental}} to boot)
* Music/{{Clutch}} (also FunkMetal and AlternativeMetal)
* Music/{{Coffins}} (mixed with death/doom metal)
* Music/{{Dozer}}
* [[Music/{{Earthlings}} earthlings?]] (a supergroup containing members of Music/{{Kyuss}}, Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge, Masters of Reality and Goatsnake, among others)
* Music/{{Earthride}}
* Music/ElectricWizard (TropeCodifier)
* Music/{{Elder}} (Stoner metal with psychedelic and groovy sensibilities.)
* Music/EternalElysium
* Music/FatsoJetson (a noticeably PunkRock-influenced band who heavily influenced Music/{{Kyuss}}, among others)
* Music/FireballMinistry (mixed with Sludge Metal)
* Music/{{Firebird}}
* Music/FuManchu
* Music/{{Ghost}} (sometimes disputed as being doom/stoner, instead being seen as straight rock)
* Music/{{Goatsnake}}
* Music/GoblinCock
* Gozu
* Music/GrandMagus
* Music/{{Graveyard}}
* Music/HeIsLegend (first album was alt-metal/post-hardcore)
* Music/TheHiddenHand (features Wino Weinrich, of SaintVitus, The Obsessed and Spirit Caravan)
* Music/HighOnFire (also Sludge and, sometimes, ThrashMetal)
* Music/InternalVoid
* Music/KarmaToBurn
* Music/{{Kyuss}} (TropeMaker along with Sleep)
* Livid
* Music/LosNatas
* Music/{{Lowrider}}
* Music/MastersOfReality (also BluesRock)
* Music/{{Melvins}} ([[GenreRoulette if they feel like it]])
* Music/MondoGenerator
* Music/MonsterMagnet (one of the [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]]- they've been around since '89, after all)
* Mos Generator
* Music/TheMushroomRiverBand
* Music/{{Nebula}}
* Music/{{Om}}
* Music/OrangeGoblin
* Music/{{Orchid}}
* Music/PhantomGlue
* Music/PharaohOverlord
* Music/{{Priestess}}
* Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge (the first two albums and the occasional song thereafter)
** 2002 - ''Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge''
* Music/RainbowsAreFree
* Music/RoyalThunder (Stoner metal meets indie rock)
* Music/RedFang
* Scissorfight
* Music/{{Sheavy}}
* Music/SheLovesPablo
* Music/{{Shrinebuilder}} (supergroup comprised of Wino of Saint Vitus and a thousand other bands, Al Cisneros of Sleep and Om, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, and Dale Crover of Melvins)
* Music/SixtyWattShaman
* Music/{{Sleep}} (TropeMaker along with Music/{{Kyuss}})
* Slo Burn
* Music/{{Solace}}
* Music/{{Solarized}}
* Music/SonsOfOtis
* Music/{{Soundgarden}} (Mixed with {{Grunge}}. Possible UrExample)
* Music/SpiritCaravan
* Music/SpiritualBeggars
* Music/StinkingLizaveta (A jazzy/psychedelic edge that makes them a little harder to classify, but definitely Stoner Metal at core)
* Music/TheSword
* Music/{{Torche}}
* Music/{{Truckfighters}}
* Music/TweakBird
* Music/{{Ufomammut}} (with particularly heavy psychedelic and space rock elements)
* Music/{{Unida}}
* Music/{{Unorthodox}}
* Music/{{Weedeater}}
* Music/{{Windhand}}
* Music/{{Witch}} (a side project by Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis)
* Music/WoFat
* Music/{{Wolfmother}}
* Music/WoolyMammoth
* Music/YawningMan
* Music/YearLongDisaster

As described above, this is what happens when sludge metal is fused with post-rock (and, depending on the band, possibly also shoegaze or country). Also known as "atmospheric sludge metal". The term "post-metal" is sometimes (though less frequently) used as a much broader term for metal bands with post-rock tendencies, eg. Sunn O))), Agalloch and Wolves in the Throne Room. As of the 2010s, there is also occasionally some overlap with certain technical and blackened death metal acts, which can largely be owed to the popularity and influence of Ulcerate.\\
See also the BlackMetal page for bands that fuse post-metal and BlackMetal (listed under "Post-Black Metal and Blackened Shoegaze", although these are two distinct styles).
* Music/{{Amebix}} (later work)
* Music/{{Amenra}}
* Barishi (also mathcore)
* Music/BattleOfMice
* Beyond Terror Beyond Grace (''Nadir'', mixed with blackened death metal)
* Music/{{Burst}} (mixed with metalcore)
* Music/{{Callisto}}
* Music/{{Cult Of Luna}}
* Departe (also blackened death metal)
* Music/{{Dirge}}
* Downfall of Gaia (mixed with crust punk)
* Eight Bells (also post-black)
* Music/FallOfEfrafa
* Music/GiantSquid
* Music/{{Godflesh}} (Possible UrExample; some of their work fits roughly within the genre)
* [=InAeona=] (mixed with shoegaze)
* Music/InterArma (mixed with black metal and Southern rock)
* Music/{{Intronaut}}
* Music/{{Isis}} (TropeCodifier)
* Music/{{Jesu}}
* Music/MouthOfTheArchitect
* Music/{{Minsk}}
* Music/{{Neurosis}} (TropeMaker)
* Music/NuxVomica (probably the closest that one can come to categorizing [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly their sound]])
* Music/OldManGloom
* Music/TheOtherSideOfTheSky
* Music/{{Pelican}}
* Music/RussianCircles
* Music/{{Ulcerate}} (mixed with technical death metal)
* Music/YearOfNoLight
* Zhrine (also blackened death metal)

'''[[DroneOfDread Drone Doom]]''' or '''Drone Metal'''\\
A fusion of doom metal and drone music, also taking influence from ambient and minimalist music. Typically, the electric guitar is performed with a large amount of reverb or audio feedback, while vocals, if present, are usually growled or screamed; the more noise-influenced acts frequently include tape loops or harsh noise samples as well. Songs often lack beat or rhythm in the traditional sense and are typically very long. The genre was started by the band Earth, though the most well-known drone doom band is Sunn O))), who modeled themselves after Earth (their name is even a reference to Earth, as well as to the Sunn amplifier brand). This genre could be described as doom taken UpToEleven; it's minimalistic and brutal, and ''extremely creepy''.[[note]]Its polar opposite would be DreamPop, which is musical SweetDreamsFuel.[[/note]]
* Author & Punisher (mixed with industrial metal)
* Music/BlackBonedAngel
* Music/TheBody (along with sludge metal)
* Music/{{Boris}} (only on some albums, though)
* Music/{{Corrupted}}
* Music/{{Earth}} (TropeMakers, probable UrExample)
* Music/{{Jesu}}
* Music/{{Khanate}}
* Music/{{Khlyst}}
* Music/{{KTL}}
* Music/{{Melvins}} (Lysol/Self-Titled)
* Music/{{Monarch}}
* Music/{{Moss}}
* Music/PigDestroyer (On ''Natasha'' and ''Mass and Volume''. Other material is {{grindcore}})
* Music/{{Svetlana}}
* Music/{{Swans}} (Sometimes they divert to this genre, though they are mainly experimental rock)
* [[Music/SunnO Sunn O)))]] (TropeCodifier)
* Music/TeethOfLionsRuleTheDivine
* Music/{{Wormphlegm}}
* Music/{{Wolvserpent}} (With some black metal elements)

'''Death/Doom Metal'''\\
See DeathMetal for description and list of bands.

'''Funeral Doom'''\\
Evolving from death/doom (particularly due to the death/doom band Disembowelment), funeral doom can be described as "death/doom UpToEleven". Taking some cues from dark ambient, it is played at a very slow tempo (even for doom), and places an emphasis on evoking a sense of emptiness and despair. Typically, electric guitars are heavily distorted and keyboards or synthesizers are used to create a "dreamlike" atmosphere. Vocals consist of mournful chants or growls and are often in the background. Needless to say, it's among the scariest and most depressing music ever created.
* Music/{{Aabsynthum}}
* Music/{{Abbotoir}}
* Music/AbyssalSorrow (also Black-Doom)
* Music/AbysmalGrowlsOfDespair
* Music/{{Ahab}}
* Music/AphonicThrenody
* Music/ArcanaCoelestia
* Music/{{Asunder}}
* Music/BellWitch (With traces of drone doom)
* Bereft (with a noticeably strong death metal undercurrent)
* Music/{{Catacombs}}
* Music/{{Colosseum}}
* Music/{{Corrupted}} (On ''Garten der Unbewusstheit'' only. Other material is sludge)
* Music/{{Dartropia}}
* Music/DescendIntoDespair
* Music/DepressedMode (First album; afterwards they became "symphonic death/doom".)
* Music/{{Disembowelment}} (Not truly a part of the subgenre, but heavily influential in its formation.)
* [[Music/DoomVS Doom:VS]]
* Music/DreamsAfterDeath
* Music/DysphorianBreed
* Music/{{Eird}}
* Music/ElysianBlaze (Mixed with [[BlackMetal Depressive Suicidal Black Metal]])
* Music/{{Ennui}}
* Music/{{Enth}}
* Music/{{Esoteric}} (Mixed with psychedelic elements.)
* Music/{{Evoken}}
* Eye of Solitude (heavy overlap with death/doom)
* Music/{{Fliegend}} (also Black-Doom)
* [[Music/{{FuneralBand}} Funeral]] (TropeNamer, though only their early material was funeral doom; later work is straight-up doom with some [[GothicMetal gothic]] tendencies.)
* Music/TheFuneralOrchestra
* Music/{{Funeris}}
* Music/FuneralTears
* Music/FuocoFatuo
* Music/{{Hierophant}}
* Music/{{Introvertum}}
* Music/LoneWanderer
* Music/{{Lordamor}}
* Music/{{Loss}}
* Music/{{Luna}} (not to be confused with the DreamPop band of the same name)
* Music/{{Lycus}}
* Music/MistressOfTheDead
* Music/{{Monolithe}}
* Music/MournfulCongregation
* Music/{{Nagaarum}}
* Music/NarrowHouse
* Music/{{Nauthisuruz}}
* Music/{{Nortt}}
* Music/{{Pantheist}}
* Music/PlateauSigma (also Death-Doom)
* Music/{{Profetus}}
* Music/{{Quercus}} (albeit with some [[AvantgardeMetal avant-garde]] tendencies)
* Music/SepticMind
* Music/ShapeOfDespair
* Music/{{Shuja}}
* Music/{{Skepticism}} (TropeCodifier)
* Music/SorrowOfRain
* Music/{{Thergothon}} (TropeMaker, possible UrExample if you exclude Disembowelment.)
* Music/{{Tyranny}}
* Music/UntilDeathOvertakesMe (The guy behind this project has twelve others, variably related to Doom: Beyond Black Void, Fall Of The Grey-Winged One, Dreams Of Dying Stars etc and plays bass in In Somnis too.)
* Music/VacantEyes
* Music/{{Vizant}}
* Music/{{Wither}}
* Music/WithoutDreams
* Music/{{Wormphlegm}}
* Music/{{Worship}}

'''Black Doom''' or '''Blackened Doom'''\\
Doom fused with BlackMetal. Typically, vocals are in the form of high-pitched shrieks and guitars are played with much distortion, which is common in black metal. But the music is played at a slow tempo with a much 'thicker' guitar sound, which is common in doom metal. Lyrics often involve themes of nature, nihilism and depression, but the more sludge-leaning acts usually switch that out for hatred, self-loathing, and misanthropy. Often overlaps with [[DespairEventHorizon Depressive]]/[[DrivenToSuicide Suicidal]] BlackMetal.
* Music/AbyssalSorrow (also Funeral Doom)
* Music/{{Agalloch}} (also FolkMetal)
* Music/{{Ajattara}}
* Music/{{Barathrum}} (early)
* Music/{{Bast}} (also has elements of sludge)
* Batillus
* Music/{{Beatrik}} (later)
* Music/{{Bethlehem}} ([[GenreBusting notoriously difficult to classify]], but this is probably as close as you could come to finding a conventional label that sticks)
* Music/CelticFrost (circa Monotheist)
* Music/{{Coffinworm}} (mixed with sludge)
* Music/{{Deinonychus}}
* Music/{{Dolorian}} (lots of experimental/psychedelic sounds)
* Music/DraggedIntoSunlight ([[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly probably the modern Bethlehem]] in terms of difficulty to pin down a genre, but again, this is the closest)
* Music/{{Fliegend}} (also Funeral-Doom)
* Music/ForgottenTomb
* Music/{{Gallhammer}} (only some of their material, also crust punk)
* Music/{{Katatonia}} (early)
* The Lion's Daughter (mixed with sludge)
* Music/LordMantis (mixed with sludge and IndustrialMetal)
* Music/{{Mizmor}}
* Music/{{Nortt}}
* Music/NocturnalDepression
* Music/{{Primordial}} (also FolkMetal)
* Music/{{Sorrowseed}} (overlaps with Gothic Metal and Melodic BlackMetal, moreso on their first album than their newest, which drops a lot of the gothic and doom elements in favor of more black metal)
* Music/TheRuinsOfBeverast (overlaps somewhat with Funeral Doom, which has always been an influence on his music, on ''Blood Vaults'')
* Upheaval
* Usnea
* Vattnet Viskar (Also Sludge Metal)
* Wolvhammer (Also black 'n roll as of late)
* Music/WoodsOfYpres (later became GothicMetal)

If you're wondering why there isn't a list for death/doom, it's because that list is already present on the DeathMetal page.

!!Doom metal displays the following tropes:

* AuthorAppeal: As with every genre as massive as this, there are bound to be repeated ideas in the lyrics that are linked to something the lyricist likes.
** Stoner Metal: Weed, [[CaptainObvious obviously]], deserts, occasionally horror and counterculture movies.
** Sludge Metal: Hatred, misanthropy, self-loathing, and self-abuse.
** Traditional/Epic: Occult and satanism, occasionally Christianity or Howard-esque sword-and-sorcery.
** Funeral Doom: Hopelessness and existentialism.
** Heavy Psych: Psychedelia (original acts), Horror and exploitation movies (revivalist acts)
** Occult Rock: Occultism and mysticism
* BrownNote: Drone Doom and Sludge Metal in particular are often drenched in feedback, leading to this trope.
* ChristianRock: Surprisingly, Doom Metal seems to tolerate Christian bands far more than [[BlackMetal certain other genres]] do, possibly because quite a few of the genre's founding bands (e.g. Music/BlackSabbath, Music/{{Pentagram}}, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Trouble, and Place of Skulls) qualify as this or NotChristianRock, and sludge also tends to be somewhat tolerant of it (depending on the region) due to a mix of this and numerous musicians who practice the Christian faith; Music/{{Crowbar}} is a good example of a prominent sludge act with unambiguously Christian lyrical content.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Music/BlackSabbath DarkerAndEdgier, to be exact. For an in-subgenre example, funeral doom is the DarkerAndEdgier version of death/doom, with a lot more keyboards and a more obvious air of depressiveness.
* DeepSouth: The birthplace of sludge as a recognizable genre and a central part of the identity of many early acts, and also a common place for sludge and stoner acts to come from (particularly Louisiana and Georgia). There also tends to be a surprising amount of overlap between sludge and various regional country and bluegrass scenes and fandoms.
* DespairEventHorizon: Funeral doom.
** Shows up sometimes in other subgenres as well. Warning's ''Watching from a Distance'' is an excellent example of this. It almost sounds like what would have happened if Music/JoyDivision played doom metal.
* DroneOfDread: Drone metal is all about this, but it also shows up in other subgenres.
* EpicRocking: Due to the fact that this genre is all about being slow and doomy, it's {{Justified|Trope}}.
* GenreRoulette: Some experimental rock/metal bands loosely associated with doom, like Boris and Melvins, are prone to this.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Quite common, especially in drone, funeral doom and sludge.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Sludge metal is this trope in musical form.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 6 for stoner metal, 7-8 normally, 8-9 for sludge, 10-[[UpToEleven 11]] for death/doom, funeral doom, and drone doom, along with the absolute heaviest sludge acts.
* SopranoAndGravel: Some death/doom, funeral doom, and post-metal acts mix clean and harsh vocals.
* SpinOff: {{Gothic Metal}} and Funeral Doom from Death/Doom; Post-Metal from Sludge.
* TropeCodifier: Generally considered to be a combination of Saint Vitus, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Trouble, Cirith Ungol, Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General, and for later doom bands, Cathedral. As for the subgenres:
** Traditional Doom: Saint Vitus or Trouble
** Epic Doom: Music/{{Candlemass}} or Solitude Aeturnus
** Stoner Metal: Sleep or Music/ElectricWizard
** Sludge Metal: Music/{{Crowbar}}, Buzzov*en, or Music/{{Eyehategod}}
** Post Metal: Music/{{Neurosis}} or Music/{{Isis}}
** Drone Metal: [[Music/SunnO Sunn O)))]]
** [[DeathMetal Death/Doom]]: Music/MyDyingBride, Music/ParadiseLost, and Music/{{Anathema}} (for Doom[=/=]GothicMetal-leaning acts), or Music/{{Autopsy}}, Incantation, and Winter (for DeathMetal-leaning acts)
** Funeral Doom: Thergothon or Music/{{Skepticism}}
** [[BlackMetal Black/Doom]]: Deinonychus or, for later acts, Dragged Into Sunlight
* TropeMakers: The actual creation of doom metal as a genre can be blamed on a few bands, including Saint Vitus, Music/{{Candlemass}}, Pagan Altar, Cirith Ungol, Trouble, and Witchfinder General. Sludge, meanwhile, can generally be pinpointed to Black Flag (''My War'' has been ''massively'' influential to the genre), Melvins, and Flipper.
* UpToEleven: Sludge Metal is oft seen as being {{Grunge}}'s true successor (as opposed to PostGrunge) due to taking the original nihilistic, doomy punk-metal stylings of grunge and running with it all the way until it reach an utterly hateful, misanthropic, and ''ultra'' heavy sound.
* UrExample: Black Sabbath, if you consider them part of the genre. Blue Cheer is an even earlier example, though it's debatable whether they're even a metal band. Flower Travellin' Band is another one, but they're closer to being an UrExample of stoner rather than doom. Music/TheBeatles' song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" from ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' also deserves a mention here.
* WatchItStoned: With doom metal being a subgenre of Black Sabbath worshippers, it's no surprise that a lot of them take a [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs fuckload of drugs]]. Stoner metal is the "purest" form of this.
** However, it should be noted that there are [[Music/SunnO some]] [[Music/{{Khanate}} doom]] [[Music/ElectricWizard bands]] you ''really'' shouldn't listen to while stoned. [[SchmuckBait We]] mean [[BrownNote it]].
** The Sword's ''[[PunnyName High Country]]'' LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition box set seems to be encouraging this, as it includes ''[[https://www.indiemerch.com/thesword/item/35845 rolling papers and a grinder card]]''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Subverted: it is ''often'' made on drugs.