“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.” ― Jim Morrison The year is halfway over already and the intensity continues to build each month here at the Doom Charts. We are growing our roster, our team, our family, reaching into deeper waters and harvesting a larger cross section of the heavy underground. […]Read more "Doom Charts June 2018"
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Autumn has begun, steadily building its strength for the annual reckoning of Summer. October brings transition, in the color of trees, the chilled weather, a thickening wardrobe. Samhain has come to shout at the Earth […]Read more "Doom Charts for October 2017"
“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (The Children of Húrin) It doesn’t matter where you wander, you always take you with you. Change your name, change your clothes, change your city. Broken, bent, torn, shattered, doomed… it all goes with you. Remember though, so do the smiles, laughter, those […]Read more "Doom Charts for September 2017"
“A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species […]Read more "Doom Charts for August 2017"
Welcome to Doom Charts, representing some of the finest bloggers, radio and podcasters and album reviewers from the doom-stoner underground around the globe. Each month, our critics submit their picks for the best new doom-sludge metal and stoner-psychedelic rock albums. The results are compiled and tabulated into the chart below. This is a one-stop shop […]Read more "Doom Charts for September 2016"
And then there was a sound. Like a bootheel on a wooden floor. A fist on the lid of a coffin. Slow at first. Then speeding up. Faster and faster until the sound became a furious barrage. And with it came the pure ecstasy of perfect recognition… Indeed. It was my honor to work out […]Read more "The Doom Charts For June 2016"
“There’s a creepiness to this record, and a bleakness” … Hope this Doom Chart makes your springtime a little bit gloomierRead more "The DOOM CHART for April 2016"
This is perhaps the strangest list that we’ve published so far. 18 new entries compared to previous months. It’s a testament to the brilliant new music that we have listened to over the last few weeks or so. It shows bands within the Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal world have released some breathtaking albums already. Some can be considered […]Read more "The DOOM CHART for March 2016"
Like most of my contemporaries, I listen to so much music that a lot is easily forgotten, but this album … is a real stand out and it’s essential you check it out …Read more "The DOOM CHART for February 2016"
We could use a new Guns & Roses to unite the hard rockers, or at least get them out of the closet, even if it’s just as a gateway drug to a whole other heavy thing. Serpent could be that band. Let’s be relevant again. Let’s be cool again rockers. Hell, Serpent could save the world if only the cultural gatekeepers would let themRead more "The DOOM CHART for January 2016"