::Doom metal


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Doom metal is an extreme form of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom.<ref name="Allmusic"/> The genre is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath,<ref name="Allmusic"/> who formed a prototype for doom metal with songs such as "Black Sabbath", "Electric Funeral" and "Into the Void". The Beatles' 1969 song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is sometimes considered to be the first ever work of doom rock/metal.<ref>Classic Rock Magazine, September 2014</ref><ref>,6</ref> During the first half of the 1980s,<ref name="Allmusic">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General), the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Trouble) and Sweden (Candlemass, Count Raven) defined doom metal as a distinct genre.

Doom metal sections
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