Thergothon, a Finnish band, were the main forefather of the funeral doom style. Thergothon, together with other acts like Disembowelment, Skepticism, Mordor (Che), Lord Of Putrefaction and Winter pioneered this style in the early 1990's and influenced many of the bands that came afterwards and developed the style further. The band's groundbreaking sound is a combination of very slow and heavy death metal influenced doom metal, deep growls and eerie, drawn guitar leads. The lyrics are obscure, with influences from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.