Doom hits the same frequencies that polytonic Buddhist chanting does, which is very hypnotic and makes time relative when listening.
Doom is thinking-man's heavy, something you climb into and not only discover the riffs and depth of the music, but also you also climb into yourself and explore the inner environment.
I find a very guilty pleasure in dark themes and vibes, and finding where the transcending nature of awareness meets this darkness.
In Zen Buddhism, "The Great Cessation" is a term that points to the abandoning of the effort to define one's self by any outer definition and to give up acts of futility. It is to let the world remain a mystery that cannot be captured by science, language, or any invention of the mind.
People who understand Doom don't blink an eye at song lengths.
Metal is more popular than it ever has been, every expression of it.
It's weird for me to come from the 80s when metal was so uncool and see how far it has come.
The lyrics are critical of dogmatic belief, too, as I see it in many lifestyles and philosophy religious or otherwise.
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