I've been following the South German band LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE for six years now, ever since they had independently released "...And The Wings Embraced Us". The evolution of the Lacrimas truly has been impressive, because not much is left of their original strongly (old) ANATHEMA and equally old MY DYING BRIDE-influenced Doom/Death with violin.
Nowadays they rather remind of newer ANATHEMA, but without sounding like them. The Death Metal-influences are almost non-existent, instead they put big emphasis on dark and melancholic sounds, the violin has been dropped, too. Speed-wise they have mainly have taken on slow-paced rhythms, fitting the atmosphere, which is further enhanced by acoustic guitars and piano.
One ace up the LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE-sleeve is the very variable voice of Christopher Schmid, who spans the whole spectrum, from whispers, elegy, deep, clean vocals to a harsh Death-scream, whatever the song calls for, he delivers.
If you want to get an acoustic picture of them, then check out the super melancholic opener "Melantroduction", "Without" with its suddenly far more aggressive and faster end or the acoustic guitar- and piano-riddled "A Summer's End"...
For sure one of the best German bands of this style, and also pretty original within it, what could you hope for more?