July 19, 2010 11:41am CST
Doom Metal is characterized by very slow tempos, low tuned guitars and a heavier sound than other metal genres. The music and also the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of dread of impending doom, and often an atmosphere of despair. The lyrics are often pessimistic in nature, and include themes like, suffer, depression, fear, grief, death. Doom Metal has many subgenres like : funeral doom, death doom, gothic doom, traditional doom, sludge, doom.