Tag: Doom Metal

1987, Music

Nightfall (1987) by Candlemass

I am, I supposed, a peculiar kind of metal fan. I like a lot of metal but one of the things I love about great music is particularly un-metal: variety. So every time I encounter one of these bands that practices within a very specific metal sub-genre, I find my love of variety challenged by …

1972, Music

Vol 4 (1972) by Black Sabbath

Round about the time the piano opens “Changes,” we start wondering what is going on. Prior to this moment (or, perhaps, prior to “The Straightener”), Black Sabbath was the heaviest band in the entire world. There was no band louder or lower than Sabbath. And then we get a piano ballad backed with a fucking …

1992, Music

Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992)

I have never heard Danzig before and, to the best of my knowledge, never heard Glenn Danzig before. (Except maybe on some Misfits song, but I think the only version of the band I’ve heard is one without him in it.) And there’s something I am having a hard time shaking, which will likely infuriate …