The Sadness Of Time Passing: A Doomed Chronology


1-2 albums per year since 1984 which I chose fairly arbitrarily as the birth of proper Doom metal. You'll find a wide swath of Doom related subgenres represented here from Traditional Doom to Funeral Doom and Death Doom. These are my choices by year, not by any sort of consensus. Also there are plenty of worthy albums that have been left out due to some years being richer in Doom than others.

Created by: Neachy | 20.12.2020



1. Cirith Ungol - King Of The Dead
1984
2. Pentagram - Pentagram
1985
3. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986
4. Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
1986
5. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987
6. Saint Vitus - Mournful Cries
1988
7. Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
1989
8. Sorcerer - Sorcerer
1989
9. Winter - Into Darkness
1990
10. Paradise Lost - Gothic
1991
11. Thergothon - Fhtagn Nagh Yog-Sothoth
1991
12. Revelation - Never Comes Silence
1992
13. Solitude Aeturnus - Beyond The Crimson Horizon
1992
14. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
1993
15. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
1993
16. Solitude Aeturnus - Through The Darkest Hour
1994
17. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
1994
18. Dusk - ...Majestic Thou In Ruin
1995
19. Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
1995
20. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
1996
21. Scald - Will Of Gods Is A Great Power
1996
22. October Tide - Rain Without End
1997
23. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
1997
24. Solitude Aeturnus - Adagio
1998
25. Solstice - New Dark Age
1998
26. Esoteric - Metamorphogenesis
1999
27. Katatonia - Tonight's Decision
1999
28. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
2000
29. Shape Of Despair - Shades Of...
2000
30. My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
2001
31. Wormphlegm - In an Excruciating Way Infested with Vermin and Violated by Executioners Who Practise Incendiarism and Desanctifying the Pious
2001
32. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
2002
33. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend
2002
34. Monolithe - Monolithe I
2003
35. Skepticism - Farmakon
2003
36. Worship - Last CD Before Doomsday
2004
37. Evoken - Antithesis Of Light
2005
38. Tyranny - Tides Of Awakening
2005
39. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
2006
40. Wormphlegm - Tomb Of The Ancient King
2006
41. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2007
42. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2008
43. Mar De Grises - Draining The Waterheart
2008
44. Arcana Coelestia - Le Mirage De L'Idéal
2009
45. Colosseum - Chapter 2: Numquam
2009
46. Ophis - Withered Shades
2010
47. Procession - Destroyers Of The Faith
2010
48. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
2011
49. Mournful Congregation - The Book Of Kings
2011
50. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
2012
51. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
2012
52. Procession - To Reap Heavens Apart
2013
53. Station Dysthymia - Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out
2013
54. Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
2014
55. Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
2014
56. Crypt Sermon - Out Of The Garden
2015
57. Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields
2015
58. Ill Omen - Æ.Thy.Rift
2016
59. Suffer Yourself - Ectoplasm
2016
60. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
2017
61. Pallbearer - Heartless
2017
62. Evoken - Hypnagogia
2018
63. Khemmis - Desolation
2018
64. Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence
2019
65. Profetus - The Sadness Of Time Passing
2019
66. Atramentus - Stygian
2020



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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29.12.2020 - 19:28
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
As usual, great list. Only one I haven't listened to is the Atramentus so I'll definitely be checking that out. I'm also surprised Sempiternal Deathreign aren't featured here, that needs to be rectified.
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29.12.2020 - 22:49
Mercian_Doom
That's a real solid list. A lot of great records on there. Why not start in '82 with Death Penalty though?
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29.12.2020 - 23:56
Neachy
Written by Alex F on 29.12.2020 at 19:28

As usual, great list. Only one I haven't listened to is the Atramentus so I'll definitely be checking that out. I'm also surprised Sempiternal Deathreign aren't featured here, that needs to be rectified.

Atramentus is a great one. Though after a couple weeks listening to nothing but the best Doom metal ever made while making this list it doesn't stand out as much as when I was mainly comparing it to all the new shit I listen to. Damn recency bias.
As always, great to see you around the site. Your active presence is missed. This site is much less entertaining without you, Joe, Marcel and several others that have faded away to varying degrees.
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30.12.2020 - 00:02
Neachy
Written by Mercian_Doom on 29.12.2020 at 22:49

That's a real solid list. A lot of great records on there. Why not start in '82 with Death Penalty though?

Honestly, that would be a great starting point but one could also argue it should start with Sabbath. I was halfway tempted to start with Candlemass as that's really where my interest with the genre starts. It was really just an arbitrary year choice as its debatable where the genre really went from hard rock to metal.
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01.01.2021 - 18:32
Chobo_jokeR
Your picture for the list deserves a thumbs up alone. That's perfect for this list. Excellent list, as always. Lots of familiar faces on here. A little surprised The Ruins of Beverast didn't make the cut in any given year, but as you noted some really stiff competition in certain years.

I look forward to your 2021 list and other lists.
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02.01.2021 - 01:46
Neachy
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 01.01.2021 at 18:32

Your picture for the list deserves a thumbs up alone. That's perfect for this list. Excellent list, as always. Lots of familiar faces on here. A little surprised The Ruins of Beverast didn't make the cut in any given year, but as you noted some really stiff competition in certain years.

I look forward to your 2021 list and other lists.

I appreciate that! I spent quite a while finding the perfect picture. As far as TRoB goes, their 1st two LPs are my favorites (particularly Rain Upon The Impure) and I'm not really a fan of the last 3 (sincerely hoping to love the upcoming album). For the purposes of reductive genre categorization for my lists I lean toward putting the first two albums in the black metal camp despite obviously being a mix of black and doom. This decision is supported by the database categorizing the first two only as black metal. The first album could easily be a contender to fill the second spot in 2004 if I would consider it as doom metal. Both albums are featured on my black metal list, hence my hesitation to feature either one here
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02.01.2021 - 03:17
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Neachy on 02.01.2021 at 01:46

I appreciate that! I spent quite a while finding the perfect picture. As far as TRoB goes, their 1st two LPs are my favorites (particularly Rain Upon The Impure) and I'm not really a fan of the last 3 (sincerely hoping to love the upcoming album). For the purposes of reductive genre categorization for my lists I lean toward putting the first two albums in the black metal camp despite obviously being a mix of black and doom. This decision is supported by the database categorizing the first two only as black metal. The first album could easily be a contender to fill the second spot in 2004 if I would consider it as doom metal. Both albums are featured on my black metal list, hence my hesitation to feature either one here


After I made my post I suspected that you excluded them as a result of them leaning far more to the black side. Totally makes sense to me! I'll have to look over your black metal list again. I know I've checked it before and as always agree with your choices.

The new single from TRoB was quite interesting. I'll be curious how it fits into the context of the whole album.
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