...of Horizons.

...of Horizons is an instrumental/post-rock band from Berlin, Germany, formed earlier this year. They've managed to create a unique atmosphere, with nice guitar techniques and a sophisticated drumming added to their sound. They haven't released anything other than these two songs, but you can follow their progress here.


Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer

Burning Witch was an American doom metal band from Seattle, Washington, active between 1996 and 1998.
Burning Witch formed on Capitol Hill, Seattle in early 1996. After the breakup of the doom/death band Thorr's Hammer in 1995, Stephen O'Malley, Greg Anderson and Jamie Sykes formed Burning Witch. The band then added G. Stuart Dahlquist and vocalist Edgy 59, rounding out their lineup. Anderson left the band before they had recorded any real Burning Witch songs to start the band Goatsnake.
As for the music part of this album, Burning Witch is very slow and heavy with the drums slowly plodding along with the bass and guitar playing minimalist riffs. Emphasis usually put on spaces between notes, allowing the bass and guitar to resonate before proceeding to the next note. There are occasional bursts of feedback and noise from O'Malley, but for the most part the guitar and bass follow each other. One of the qualities of Burning Witch is Edgy 59's vocals which alter between a nasal and melodic singing voice to a brutal, tortured, and demented scream or shriek.
If you are searching for an album to totally change your point of view of doom metal, Crippled Lucifer is the one for you...
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Electric Wizard, We Live.

Electric Wizard, Supercoven.

Electric Wizard released Supercoven, a two song EP, back in 1998. The two songs included in this original release are Supercoven (13:13) and Burnout (18:39). In 2000, Southern Lord Records re-released it with two extra tracks (the version I uploaded), Wizard of Gore (9:02) and Electric Wizard (live) (9:53).

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Electric Wizard, Dopethrone.

Dopethrone is Electric Wizard's third album, released in 2000 and re-released in 2004 and 2007 by the same label, including only one extra song (not included in my upload). Around this time, Electric Wizard probably reached the highest point of their career and their music is "some of the absolute slowest, heaviest doom imaginable". The critics also considered this to be one of the best albums of the genre.

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Ahab, The Call of the Wretched Sea.

Ahab is a German funeral doom band. Their first full-length album, The Call of the Wretched Sea was released in 2006. The lyrics are inspired by the story of Moby Dick and Ahab seeks revenge on the white whale (some parts of the lyrics are directly quoted from the story), while the sound is slow, creating a mysterious and dreamy soundscape, which will remind you of the ocean.

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Cult of Luna, The Beyond.

The Beyond is the second studio album by Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna, released in 2003. The subject matter is dissent with authorities, similar in some ways to contemporaries Isis' Panopticon. This album sees the rawness of the self-titled debut channelled into a cleaner sounding and more crisply produced sound. The tempo is slowed and the feeling is of a more expansive, reflective album, which almost bridges the gap between Cult of Luna and Salvation, leaning more towards the former (elements of which can be heard in "Arrival", "Leash" and "Deliverance", whilst "Circle" has the most similarity to the latter).

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