DOOM CHARTS FOR JUNE 2017
Welcome to the soundtrack to the apocalypse. This is Doom Charts, a collaboration of bloggers and broadcasters who have their ears to the ground listening for the latest and the best in heavy music from the cursed earth. While it is indeed July as I pen these words, this is a good time to remind you that The Doom Chart always looks back to the previous month of listening activity, giving you a window into the vibrant world of doom metal and stoner rock, with every imaginable variation.
Overall, we had a robust array of submissions from our panel of critics for the June chart — over 200 unique albums chosen among the lot of us. Following is the consensus list of the critics’ picks, over half of which are making their Doom Charts debut. At the same time, we say goodbye to long-time chart dominators Goya and The Obsessed. Will Elder, Geezer, and Telekinetic Yeti hold their positions as tenaciously in the months ahead? We shall see.
It is worth noting that for this go-round, we have our first “tie” since the Doom Charts inception, with Pyreship and Medusa1975 vying for the 25th spot to begin the countdown. Also, we welcome the return of Demon Head after taking a month off from the charts. Now, grab a good spot to watch the world burn, as we bring you the June edition of Doom Charts!
7. BRUME – Rooster
Brume have emerged from the depths of some Lovecraftian landscape to deliver an album dripping in doom, portent, and heaviness. Produced by Billy Anderson, his touch is very evident in bringing to the fore riffs, atmosphere, and haunting vocals.