Doom Charts – 2021 Favorites – Tom Schmahl

Today we take a look at all the favorites albums Tom ‘Crazy Collector’ Schmahl selected… He has been the one and only Ringmaster at the mostly German written Rock Circuz since 2011 and delivers his keen eye and wisdom to Legacy Magazine and Nordmensch In Concerts. But he of course recognizes that he is most cherished at the Doom Charts, ever since he joined back in 2019. Tom, always on the search for coveted piece of vinyl and always ready to whip some music through a hoop of fire on Rock Circuz grounds… Best of wishes to the Ringmaster, keep doing that Schmahl thing!

NO PARTICULAR ORDER EXCEPT FOR NUMBER ONE !!!

40. SPILLAGE – ELECTRIC EXORCIST
(Chicago Doom)
(Chicago, USA)

“If you like the ultimate TROUBLE (R.I.P Eric Wagner) you will love SPILLAGE – produced by Bruce Franklin.”

39. TEMPLE FANG – FANG TEMPLE
(Psych, space-rock, jam-rock)
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

“Have a killer space trip with these guys – if you like Motorpsycho this album is a must.”

38. BLACK RIVER DELTA – SHAKIN’
(Rock, Blues, Fuzz)
(Gothenburg, Sweden)

“Wonderful bluesy relaxt fuzz-rock – this band needs more attention.”

37. SHEEV – MIND CONDUCTOR
(Stoner, Fuzz, Grunge)
(Berlin, Germany

“Bombastic groovy stuff from germany.”

36. FIMIR – TOMB OF GOD
(Doom, Fuzz, Heavy)
(Finland)

“This is more than just heavy – check out this band with so much potential.”

35. BILLY F GIBBONS – HARDWARE
(Blues, Soul, Rock)
(Houston, USA)

“Fantastic solo album from this rock-icon.”

34. MISS LAVA – DOOM MACHINE
(Stoner, Grunge, Hardrock)
(Lisbon, Portugal)

“Stoner killer!”

33. THE AGE OF TRUTH – RESOLUTE
(Stoner, Heavy Rock, Doom)
(Philadelphia, USA)

“Powerful sound!”

32. MAHA SOHONA – ENDLESS SEARCHER
(chilled Rock Music)
(Umea, Sweden)

“Awesome stuff – wonderful album relaxt with atmospheric sounds and heavy riffs.”

31. LUCID SINS – CURSED!
(Psych, Prog, Seventies, Rock)
(Glasgow, Scotland)

“Relaxt and easy going stuff with cool melodies and great 70´s flair.”

30. HEAVY SENTENCE – BANG TO RIGHTS
(Heavy Metal)
(Manchester, UK)

“The best real heavy metal album of the year – back to the 80´s with wonderful true stuff.”

29. BLIND GOLEM – A DREAM OF FANTASY
(Seventies, Classic Rock, Prog)
(Verona, Italy)

“Is this an unreleased Uriah Heep album – wonderful stuff.”

28. WALKING PAPERS – THE LIGHT BELOW
(Atmospheric Rock, Grunge, Dark Blues, Alternative)
(Seattle, USA)

“Immerse yourself in the great atmosphere of these awesome album – grab the headphones…”

27. HOWLIN’ MAY QUEEN – TAPES FROM THE WHITE BALLROOM
(Classic Rock, Hardrock)
(London, UK)

“If you like Led Zeppelin and the Rival Sons this album is a must.”

26. MOTORPSYCHO – KINGDOM OF OBLIVION
(Prog, Psych, Rock, Fuzz)
(Trondheim, Norway)

25. CHEVELLE – NIRATIAS
(Prog, Alternative, Grunge, Groovy-Rock)
(Grayslake, USA)

“If you like Tool you have to check out Chevelle´s new album.”

24. WHEEL – PRESERVED IN TIME
(Epic Doom)
(Dortmund, Germany)

“Epic doom, killer from Germany.”

23. SPIDERGAWD – SPIDERGAWD VI
(Hardrock, Alternative Rock, Psych)
(Trondheim, Norway)

“This is a surprised killer. Their best album with many Thin Lizzy twin guitar sounds.”

22. MASTODON – HUSHED AND GRIM
(Prog, Heavy, Rock)
(Atlanta, USA)

“Another killer release – much that one did not expect.”

21. YEARS AFTER – YEARS AFTER
(Southern Rock, Blues, Classic Rock, Seventies)
(Bergen, Norway)

“If you like The Allmann Brothers Band and all the other bands out of this genre, this band from Norway will kill you.”

20. GREEN DESERT WATER – BLACK HARVEST
(Heavy Rock, Blues, Classic Rock, Seventies)
(Oviedo, Spain)

“Killer guitar stuff!”

19. HIGH DESERT QUEEN – SECRETS OF THE BLACK MOON
(Stoner, Doom, Heavy Metal)
(Austin, USA)

18. CARCASS – TORN ARTERIES
(Death Metal, Prog, Death’n Roll, Grindcore)
(Liverpool, UK)

“Oh my god this guitar sounds is indescribably heavy…”

17. HOWLIN’ RAIN – THE DHARMA WHEEL
(Soul, Rock, Blues, Psych, Jam)
(Oakland, USA)

“This awesome band is so underrated – check it out if you’re open minded in rock music.”

16. BOTTOMLESS – BOTTOMLESS
(Doom, Heavy Rock)
(Pescara, Italy)

“Traditional doom in perfect shape.”

15. BONES OWENS – BONES OWENS
(Sixties-Garage, Blues, Rock, Country)
(Missouri, USA)

“Incredible rock stuff – please check this guy out.”

14. BOGWIFE – A PASSAGE DIVINE
(Doom, Fuzz, Psych)
(Aalborg, Denmark)

“Doooooooomed – this is a killer with a sick sound wall…”

13. CARCOLH – THE LIFE AND WORKS OF DEATH
(Doom)
(Bordeaux, France)

“This is my doom album of the year – traditional doom with cool melodies – this band needs more attention!”

12. GREEN LUNG – BLACK HARVEST
(Doom, Stoner, Seventies, Fuzz)
(London, UK)

11. RESTLESS SPIRIT – BLOOD OF THE OLD GODS
(Doom Stoner, Hardrock, Heavy Metal)
(New York, USA)

“One of my surprises this year. This album has everything you need. This band could be the next big thing.”

10. GIN LADY – CAMPING WITH BODHI
(Hardrock, Classic Rock, Seventies)
(Stockholm/Gothenburg, Sweden)

“Another highlight album from this cool band but a little more easier with wonderful melodies and a certain ease.”

9. THE QUILL – EARTHRISE
(Stoner, Hardrock, Classic Rock)
(Mösteras, Sweden)

“What a new killer album from this underrated band – heavy guitar with sharp riffs – this stuff rocks so unbelievable.”

8. WOLFNAUT – III
(Stoner, Doom)
(Elverum, Norway)

“Check out their tunes – this band is sooo awesome. Great guitar stuff with incredible melodies.”

7. TIMECHILD – AND YET IT MOVES
(Hardrock, Seventies, Classic Rock)
(Copenhagen, Denmark)

“Wonderful 70´s stuff with cool hammond organ.”

6. GRIEF COLLECTOR – EN DELIRIUM
(Epic Doom)
(Minneapolis, USA)

“Another must for all epic doom collectors. This is so awesome with the great voice of Robert Lowe.”

5. LORDS OF THE OPIUM CHURCH – LORDS OF THE OPIUM CHURCH
(Hardrock, Heavy-Rock, Stoner)
(Edmonton, Canada)

4. JACK HARLON & THE DEAD CROWS – THE MAGNETIC RIDGE
(Psych, Doom, Fuzz)
(Melbourne, Australia)

3. DEATHCHANT – WASTE
(Hardrock, Heavy-Rock)
(Los Angeles, USA)

“Wonderful twin guitar stuff in the vein of Thin Lizzy.”

2. DESERTRAIN – GRUNGE LOCOMOTIVE
(Grunge, Rock)
(Wroclaw, Poland)

“Thick fat sound and a must for grunge fans – wonderful!”

1. THRICE – HORIZONS / EAST
(Post-Rock/Hardcore, Grunge, Rock)
(Irvine, USA)

“The further development of this band is simply terrific. Wonderful melodies, very own atmosphere, very cool voice. I can’t even begin to describe how good this album is.”

4 thoughts on “Doom Charts – 2021 Favorites – Tom Schmahl

  1. actually our album Electric Exorcist was produced by the Doom Legend Bruce Franklin….who has produced all three of our records…and is producing number 4 as we speak

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  2. I have to say – Tom Schmahl’s choices have been a little bit off the beaten path from many others and those little diversions have led to some real gems! Give this guy a gold star! (Maybe 2)

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