There are several sub-genres in metal which seem to have fallen out of fashion. There are still plenty of bands making music within them and sometimes even very successfully. However, they don't really get reported on beyond the biggest names around, which seem to carry their own weight. Goth metal is one of these genres; there's plenty of goth/doom metal being made but none of it seems to capture the collective attention of the community enough to make it to press outlets. I'm glad to be here today with an exception to this rule with Varaha's debut EP, a band from Chicago who play the sort of dark, brooding and expressive metal that made goth so important to the evolution of doom.