Doom metal from 2019 – the best new and upcoming doom metal albums
I will be keeping tabs on the best doom metal albums from 2019 in an article, just like last year. I bet you will find something interesting here if you’re a doom metal fan. Please comment if I’m missing out on some cool new doom metal, I’m always up for checking out new music. Also, don’t miss the same 2019 list for death metal.
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Metal playlists filled with 2019 metal music
Just looking for new metal music and too bored to read my full articles? I’ve made playlists on YouTube and Spotify for 2019 metal music. Keep tabs on these if you want to make finding the best new metal music easy!
Metal 2019 YouTube playlist
Metal 2019 Spotify playlist
Asphodelus – Stygian Dreams (Finland, 15 February)
Awesome throwback to 90’s death/doom metal that went under my radar for months. Highly recommended to fans of old school Katatonia, Anathema and Tiamat.
Ataraxie – Résignés (France, 8 March)
This is probably the 2019 go-to album if you’re a fan of funeral doom metal. Extremely long songs, big chords, suffocating atmosphere. “Résignés” delivers all of that.
Candlemass – The Door to Doom (Sweden, 22 February)
Johan’s return to Candlemass is the best news about 2019 metal music so far. The album is musically above expectations and his voice still sounds kickass. Really good stuff from the veterans!
Chalice of Suffering – Lost Eternally (United States, 19 April)
Second album from this quality U.S. funeral doom band. Sounds like it’s going to be another good one, judging by the material I’ve heard so far.
Ethereal Darkness – Smoke and Shadows (International, 20 February)
Grief Collector – From Dissension to Avowal (United States, 1 April)
The debut from Grief Collector features Robert Lowe’s first vocal performance in a long time. Music is fairly standard traditional doom metal, but it’s nice to hear his voice again. Some of the power has been lost over the years, but it’s still a solid 2019 doom metal album worth spinning.
Hanging Garden – Backwoods Sessions II (Finland, 8 March)
One of the most active and interesting Scandinavian doom metal acts. This is their second time releasing some nice live takes on their songs. “Backwoods Sessions II” is another gorgeous and enjoyable bunch of live takes, certain to please fans of the band.
Helevorn – Aamamat (Spain, 23 January)
Spain’s Helevorn has been a producer of quality death/doom metal for a long time, and “Aamamata” is no different. “Blackened Waves” is one of the most emotional songs of 2019. The rest of the album holds up too. Read my review if you want to know more!
Kaunis Kuolematon – Elämä ei tarvitse minua (Finland, 14 February)
It’s no secret that Kaunis Kuolematon is one of my favorite doom metal bands. The new EP is another quality piece of Finnish doom metal. Read my review right here or watch it a short vlog form above. Don’t miss the awesome tune “Yön Tunteina” below!
Lucidity – Oceanum (Finland, 22 February)
Finnish melancholy. The single “Scotoma” reminds me a bit of a lighter version of Hanging Garden. I’m glad to say that the album held up as well. It’s a feast in Finnish melancholy, and I know many doom metal fans, including me, can’t get enough of that. Very underrated band!
Maestus – Deliquesce (United States, 8 February)
Massive-sounding album somewhere between death/doom, funeral doom and black/doom metal. I usually have a hard time getting into music with massive song-lengths, but “Deliquesce” managed to catch me. Anyone into extreme doom metal will like this, I’m sure.
Marianas Rest – Ruins (Finland, 26 April)
I really liked this band’s debut, and it feels like they improved on it with “Ruins”. Expect something very dark and Finnish-sounding!
Mistveil – Amnesia (Greece, 2 January)
Debut album from promising melodic death/doom metal band Mistveil. The song below features none other than myself on guest growls!
Nailed to Obscurity – Black Frost (Germany, 11 January)
Somewhere between melodic death metal and death/doom, Nailed to Obscurity gained a lot of popularity with their 2017 album “King Delusion”. This is another good album, on par with the last one.
October Tide – In Splendor Below (Sweden, 17 May)
October Tide is deservingly one of the famous death/doom metal bands out there and the new album arrives in May. Video song “I, The Polluter” showcases the band’s more intense and dynamic side.
Swallow the Sun – When a Shadow Is Forced Into the Light (Finland, 25 January)
I haven’t been that happy with Swallow the Sun’s latest few albums, but I’m sure this is something that will wind up on many doom metal fans top lists. For me, it’s definitely better than the last few albums.
Ulfven – Folklore (Sweden, 1 February)
The debut from this Swedish band is a solid display of death/doom with some black and progressive influences. Name and art implies a nature-themed folk/black metal band to me more than anything else, but this is certainly doom. And quality doom too!