What's wrong, buddy? You feeling blue? Well check out the debut from classy Italian doom slingers, Canaan. The band rose from the ashes of the legendary cult Ras Alegethi in 1996 with this stunning debut, Blue Fire. Canaan's doom isn't really of the mammoth, lurching sort, the band favors a more ethereal melodic approach. I would venture to describe Canaan as "gothic" in their approach if that didn't illicit images of corny velvet clad vampire divas and tacky keyboards adorned with halloween superstore candelabras. Canaan is so much more, and every release they have done has been fantastic, but start here at the beginning.