“The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination...”
~ H.P. Lovecraft
You have come to the right place, acolytes of the Apocalypse. This is Doom Charts, a global collective of bloggers, album reviewers, podcasters, and radio show hosts with their fingers on the pulse of the heavy underground.
Another year has come and gone and I think the consensus among the contributors here at the Doom Charts is that 2016 has been an amazing year for the heavy underground scene once again. Before the “Best of the Year” score sheet is published we offer up the final month list of the year. Plenty of new releases by newcomers and veterans alike, with several repeat showings from last month. As always, we can’t listen to everything, but we try our damn best to sort through the offerings to make it a little easier on you all to find the best and the brightest in the current landscape.
As always, each member of the charts submits their rankings of new and recently released records in the doom-stoner genre (or as many of us call it, “the seventies vibe” and “the Sabbath sound”). The consensus of picks has become the December Doom Chart. This month, the list includes both signed and unsigned bands, big labels and small, independent ones. We hope you discover your next obsession in the list that follows.