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Funeral Doom Friday: Celebrate Independence Day with A Playlist Full of American Funeral Doom Bands!

Fireworks and funeral pyre of a playlist for the three-day weekend.

Fireworks and funeral pyre of a playlist for the three-day weekend.

It’s the weekend! What better way to get it started than with the latest installment of “Funeral Doom Friday”. This weekly column looks to shed some light onto some of the darkest, most depressing, and discordant metal out there. Funeral Doom stems from the deepest depths of Death-Doom and Dirge music. Each week, the goal is to highlight some of the newest music or rediscover classic works from some of the earliest bands and originators such as Australia’s Mournful Congregation, United States’s Evoken, UK’s Esoteric and the Finnish Thergothon. Feel free to share your opinions and suggestions in the comments

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The United States has a long weekend coming up as we begin celebrations for the Fourth of July this coming Monday. It is a good time to jet off to the beach, see family, or maybe go to a baseball game. My thought with this week's edition was to craft readers a playlist filled with some of the best Funeral Doom that United States bands have to offer from the genre. It is filled with songs from the founding fathers of US Funeral Doom (get it?) to smaller, independent releases that should serve as good, new discoveries. Make sure to enjoy the extra day off, grab a hot dog, and please do not blow your hands off this weekend… I care about you too much.


Asunder – "Twilight Amaranthine"
Bell Witch – "Judgment, In Fire: I – Garden (of Blooming Ash)"
Blood of the Black Owl – "Kills the Timber"
Catacombs – "In the Depths of Rl'yeh"
Celestiial – "Offering in Cedar Smoke"
Chalice of Suffering – "Who Will Cry"
Ethereal Shroud – "One Step Further into the Grave"
Evoken – "Antihesis of Light"
Funerary – "Depressor"
The Howling Void – "The Primordial Gloom"
Lycus – "Solar Chamber"
Merkstave – "Spawn of a Lower Star"
Mourning Cloak –  "White Halos"
Rigor Sardonicous – "Silens Somnium"
Senthil – "Septisemesis"
Torture Wheel – "Chapel (The Shattered Stained Glass)"
Un – "The Tomb of All Things"
Usnea – "Healing Through Death"
Vacant Eyes – "Indifference"
Wraith of the Ropes – "Final Reflection"

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