I used to listen to this sort of thing before I threw it out because I was afraid of it attracting something bad (negative energy etc.). Just between us though, Candlemass was the one SCARY band. The real deal.
I like some of the old school doom metal, but I can never get over the cheesy vocals and bad lyrics of Candlemass. I mean, it's hardly unusual for a metal band to have bad lyrics, but when they're being broadcast in an operatic falsetto it's too much to bear.
Ah, classic doom...
I agree, having often found myself wishing, in this case and others, for a band to have fixed their vocals and lyrics operation if not to have stuck only to instrumental performances. To give an example, I've rarely cared to listen to the so-called extreme genres beyond thrash, but I've not a few times been upset to see the instrumental, technical proficiency that death metal can ably muster paired up with a vocal style characterised by death growls, which I find intensely irritating.
In other situations, you may find a vocalist who you would wish would actually respect the potential he has. Take the kings of cheese, Manowar, and the typical lyrical content they deliver. Apart from that mess however, Eric Adams, the man who can really pierce the air with his screams, has a formidable set of pipes that is wasted on what-have-you.Speaking of which
, here's some Manowar
for you. Hail and all that.
Incidentally, I've started thinking that Warriors of the World would make a fitting anthem for Latin traditionalists.