Doom metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that originated in the late 1970s. It is characterized by its slow tempos, heavy guitar sound, and use of minor keys. Doom metal often incorporates occult and metaphysical themes in its lyrics and has a dark, somber atmosphere.
The musical style of doom metal can vary, but it is often associated with a heavy, slowed-down sound and a focus on atmosphere and emotion. Doom metal bands often use distorted, down-tuned guitars and incorporate elements of other genres such as blues and psychedelic rock. Doom metal bands often use dark and disturbing imagery in their artwork, which can include themes of death, destruction, and the occult.