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Drone Metal

Drone metal (also known as drone doom and power ambient) is a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music. Drone metal is sometimes associated with post-metal or avant-garde metal.

Typically, the electric guitar is performed with a large amount of reverb or audio feedback while vocals, if present, are usually growled or screamed. Songs often lack beat or rhythm in the traditional sense and are typically very long.

The best Drone Metal albums

The Degradation of Human Life
2009 / Feast of Tentacles
Elu of the Nine
2009 / Woodsmoke
Pain:Noise:March
2006 / Paradigms Recordings
Day Late, Dollar Short
2005 / Southern Lord Recordings
Trembled
2006 / Utech Records
Magistral
2007 / Southern Lord Recordings
Long Dark Twenties
2008 / Anthem Records
Nord
2006 / Radar Swarm Records
Cro-Monolithic Remixes for an Iron Age
2004 / Southern Lord Recordings
Kodiak
2008 / Denovali Records
Blaspheme
2010 / Hand Hewn Timbre
Cruelty
2007 / Hand Hewn Timbre
Radiance of Shadows
2007 / Alien8 Recordings
Flight of the Behemoth
2002 / Southern Lord Recordings
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
2008 / Southern Lord Recordings