Happy New Year, freaks! As we have done the last couple of New Years, we are starting by taking one step forward and two steps back. Since January is a slow month for releases, we are taking a look at Shit We Missed in 2013, culling albums from Decibel’s Top 40, a couple of listener lists, and some of our own random picks. While reviewing these albums, we also try to answer the question, “What is Doom Metal?” much like how in the past we have discussed “What is Black Metal?” and “What is Death Metal?”. Feel free to weigh in on what you think defines Doom in the comments, and if you have some exemplary bands we should check out, please share!
Reviews: Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton (Dark Descent); Everything In Slow Motion – Phoenix (Facedown); Shade Empire – Omega Arcane (Candlelight); SubRosa – More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore)