Growling is also used as the main vocals, but the musicians are not averse and using a clean male vocals, for example, under the collective Fallen or female name – stands out on this background, early work of Funeral. Thergothon, Funeral and Skepticism are considered the founders of this movement, but at this stage as typical representatives of the funeral doom metal covers such groups, as: Shape of Despair, Pantheist, Mournful Congregation, Until Death Overtakes Me, and others. Drone-doom metal: it's over, perhaps even more difficult for the listener than funeral doom, because the drone-doom embodies a combination of ambient and noise. This flow characteristic understated distorshenom distorted guitar and bass. The compositions are mostly rather long time and are on average 10 minutes to an hour, and sometimes groups of albums, performing drone-doom metal, and does a structured composition. Often in the work groups this stylistic direction do not find the drums and vocals that sometimes it seems impossible. The brightest representatives: Earth and Sunn O.
Stoner-doom metal: is also a crossing of two stylistic trends, such as – stoner rock, and Of course, doom metal. To determine this trend was even coined a special term stoom, which means mixing the aforementioned genres. Musically, the stoner-doom metal is a mixing of elements of psychedelic rock, blues, and doom metal with melodic vocals. Group follow-style apartments in the retro-1970s than, strictly speaking, quite bright and stand out. Typical representatives are: Electric Wizard, Sleep, Cathedral (later works). Sludge-doom metal: it can be described as a mixture of dense stoner doom metal sound and the typical rough vocals of hardcore.