Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Just checked out some funeral doom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FG1J7HhTZE
Very strange music! I liked the start, which would be perfectly suited to a horror film score. Is it possible to be more gothic? I think not. The growls didn't annoy me the way metal growls normally do because they just came across like weird keyboard effects as much as anything. Later on it just sounded like modern Black Sabbath augmented by a keyboard choir.
All that poignant Nordic melancholy (that's what too much crap weather will do to you). I don't think I could handle a regular diet of that music - it really is wrist-slashing stuff. I concede it's much more beautiful than business analysis ... but, then again, everything is :)
Very cool you actually searched for some of it, it's very different most commercial music (and even metal for that matter).
This is a personal favorite, don't feel obliged to listen to it but it is relatively different to the link you posted, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gcVuFh5c00
I also agree on not being able to regularly listen to it. I can't have it playing 24/7, it is very oppressive, and relating back to the thread, it's plain to see why there are so many genre suicides.
On the topic of the Scandinavian weather, I have no doubt it is in part responsible for the depressive metal scene. On the flip-side I'd say it would be a fair explanation for why Jamaica produces so much upbeat music.