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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Death/doom, melodeath, prog, and gothic metal all rolled into one.


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 9, sometimes going down to 8 or up to 10 depending on the growl-to-clean ratio of the vocals. Their handful of ballads are in the 3 range.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. A few examples are "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic'', and "In Memories Past" from ''The Knowing''. This also applies to both ''Bled White'' and ''Hamartia'' as a whole, both featuring far more frequent clean vocals compared to past releases.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. A few examples are "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic'', and "In Memories Past" from ''The Knowing''. This also applies to both ''Bled White'' and ''Hamartia'' as a whole, both featuring far more frequent clean vocals compared to past releases.releases.
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** ''Bled White'' featured a significant increase in clean vocals, resulting in the ratio between growls and singing to around 50/50, which was expanded a slight bit more on ''Hamartia'', which became their most melodic and least death metal-sounding album yet.

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** ''Bled White'' featured a significant increase in clean vocals, resulting in the ratio between growls and singing to around 50/50, which was expanded a slight bit more on ''Hamartia'', which became their most melodic and least death metal-sounding album yet. This is continued on ''Nephilim Grove'', albeit more along the level of ''Bled White''.



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* ''Nephilim Grove'' (2019)


Since then, the band have continued to experiment with different influences while still keeping to their roots, releasing a further five albums from the late 2000s to 2010s. To showcase their death metal side a little more, Paul Kuhr and former guitarist Steve Nicholson reunited to form a side project called These Are They, and the former also has a progressive metal band called Subterranean Masquerade. He also provided the growls for the [=EP=] ''In Mournings Symphony'' by the group Em Sinfonia, a side project of Music/BrokenHope guitarist Brian Griffin.

In 2007, they published an autobiography entitled ''Novembers Doom: The Wayfaring Chronicles'', which also contained explanations for the lyrics of ''all'' of their songs up until that point.

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Since then, the band have continued to experiment with different influences while still keeping to their roots, releasing a further five albums from the late 2000s to 2010s. To showcase their death metal side a little more, Paul Kuhr and former guitarist Steve Nicholson reunited to form a side project called These Are They, and the former also has a progressive metal band called Subterranean Masquerade. He also provided the growls for the [=EP=] ''In Mournings Symphony'' by the group Em Sinfonia, a side project of Music/BrokenHope guitarist Brian Griffin.

Griffin. In addition to his work in the band, Paul is also a freelance designer, and has designed cover art and album layouts for many other death metal bands, including Music/JungleRot, Music/{{Gorguts}}, Necrophagia, Monstrosity, and Macabre.

In 2007, they published an autobiography entitled ''Novembers Doom: The Wayfaring Chronicles'', which also contained explanations for the lyrics of ''all'' of their songs up until that point.
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Death/doom, melodeath, prog, and gothic metal all rolled into one.


* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. A few examples are "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic'', and "In Memories Past" from ''The Knowing''.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. A few examples are "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic'', and "In Memories Past" from ''The Knowing''. This also applies to both ''Bled White'' and ''Hamartia'' as a whole, both featuring far more frequent clean vocals compared to past releases.


Novembers Doom ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS no apostrophe]]) are an American [[DeathMetal death/doom]] band from Chicago, Illinois. Characterized by their atmospheric yet riff-heavy compositions, introspective lyrics, and the instantly recognizable one-man SopranoAndGravel vocals of frontman Paul Kuhr, they have been a band for almost three decades, making them one of the longest-running American death/doom bands. While not as successful as [[Music/{{Autopsy}} some]] [[Music/{{Anathema}} of]] [[Music/ParadiseLost their]] [[Music/MyDyingBride peers]], they have garnered a very devoted cult following over the years in many parts of the world, and are known for having one of the most devoted fanbases in death metal.

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Novembers Doom ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS no apostrophe]]) are an American [[DeathMetal death/doom]] band from Chicago, Illinois. Characterized by their atmospheric yet riff-heavy compositions, introspective lyrics, and the instantly recognizable one-man SopranoAndGravel vocals of frontman Paul Kuhr, they have been a band for almost three decades, making them one of the longest-running American death/doom bands. While not as successful as [[Music/{{Autopsy}} some]] [[Music/{{Anathema}} of]] [[Music/ParadiseLost their]] [[Music/MyDyingBride peers]], they have garnered a very devoted cult following over the years in many parts of the world, and are known for having one of the most devoted fanbases in death underground metal.

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Similar Bands: Music/ParadiseLost, Music/MyDyingBride, Music/{{Opeth}}, Music/{{Autopsy}}, Swallow the Sun, Music/AmonAmarth]


* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. An example is "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic''.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: They typically have one or two songs per album with entirely clean vocals, oftentimes a ballad, that is far softer than the majority of their catalog. An example is A few examples are "What Could Have Been" from ''Aphotic''.''Aphotic'', and "In Memories Past" from ''The Knowing''.

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* EpicRocking: Quite often. All of their albums bar ''Into Night's Requiem Infernal'' have at least one song between 7 and 9 minutes, and the vast majority of their songs are no shorter than 5 minutes.


* IAmTheBand: Paul Kuhr, more or less, ''is'' Novembers Doom. Ever since the band's first recording, he has been the only member to appear on all releases; the second-longest remaining member, guitarist Larry Roberts, joined in 1999, around the time of their sophomore album.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 9, sometimes going down to 8 or up to 10 depending on the growl-to-clean ratio of the vocals. Their handful of ballads are in the 3 range.

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* IAmTheBand: Paul Kuhr, more or less, ''is'' Novembers Doom. Ever since the band's first recording, he has been the only member to appear on all releases; the second-longest remaining member, guitarist Larry Roberts, joined in 1999, around the time of their sophomore album.
album. Their latest album ''Hamartia'' is their only album to have the same lineup as their previous.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 9, sometimes going down to 8 or up to 10 depending on the growl-to-clean ratio of the vocals. Their handful of ballads are in the 3 range.
* NewSoundAlbum: Many:
** ''Of Scultpured Ivy & Stone Flowers'' added more melody and layers to their sound, in a successful attempt to distance themselves from the fairly typical death/doom sound of their first album.
** ''To Welcome the Fade'' was more spacey and had the most GothicMetal elements of all their releases.
** ''The Pale Haunt Departure'' was faster and more riff-heavy with less frequent cleans, resulting in a sound closer to straight death metal or melodic death metal, which was carried over to the next two albums.
** ''Aphotic'' introduced ProgressiveMetal influences by way of more complex time signatures and a multi-part song.
** ''Bled White'' featured a significant increase in clean vocals, resulting in the ratio between growls and singing to around 50/50, which was expanded a slight bit more on ''Hamartia'', which became their most melodic and least death metal-sounding album yet.


Since then, the band have continued to experiment with different influences while still keeping to their roots, releasing a further five albums from the late 2000s to 2010s. To showcase their death metal side a little more, Paul Kuhr and guitarist Steve Nicholson created a side project called These Are They, and the former also has a progressive metal band called Subterranean Masquerade. He also provided the growls for the [=EP=] ''In Mournings Symphony'' by the group Em Sinfonia, a side project of Music/BrokenHope guitarist Brian Griffin.

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Since then, the band have continued to experiment with different influences while still keeping to their roots, releasing a further five albums from the late 2000s to 2010s. To showcase their death metal side a little more, Paul Kuhr and former guitarist Steve Nicholson created reunited to form a side project called These Are They, and the former also has a progressive metal band called Subterranean Masquerade. He also provided the growls for the [=EP=] ''In Mournings Symphony'' by the group Em Sinfonia, a side project of Music/BrokenHope guitarist Brian Griffin.


* ''The Pale Haunt Departure''(2005)

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* ''The Pale Haunt Departure''(2005)Departure'' (2005)

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