Hooded Menace are a Finnish band formed in 2007 who really put the death in death doom. Their overall sound is much heavier and more sinister than most death doom bands.
The vocals are delivered via menacing deep growls, which lurch through the tracks. Evil guitars wail with strangely beautiful yet melancholy melodies, shifting gears often and making for an unpredictable and exciting sound.
Lyrically, Hooded Menace tend to focus on stories of horror, working them into monstrous conceptual pieces.
Every time I hear something new from this band it’s consistently amazing. I cannot wait for The Tritonus Bell, their sixth full length, coming this August.