Combining elements of doom, gothic metal, death doom and more, Draconianโ€™s sound is one of beautiful darkness, haunting and passionate in its performance. Draconian are another band I discovered quite late, coming across them via early singles for their seventh album, 2020โ€™s โ€˜Under a Godless Veilโ€™. Iโ€™m eternally grateful I did, though, because that album … Continue reading 283: DRACONIAN


Hooded Menace are a Finnish band formed in 2007 who really put the death in death doom. Their overall sound is much heavier and more sinister than most death doom bands. The vocals are delivered via menacing deep growls, which lurch through the tracks. Evil guitars wail with strangely beautiful yet melancholy melodies, shifting gears … Continue reading 179: HOODED MENACE


When I discovered Finnish death doom band, Swallow the Sun, they had just released their seventh album, โ€˜When a Shadow is Forced Into The Lightโ€™. I was immediately awestruck by this utterly beautiful, passionate, emotional album. Every single track moved me deeply. An exploratory foray into their back catalogue only cemented what I already knew … Continue reading 146: SWALLOW THE SUN