Sludge Metal

Less an "official" genre than a particular term with some acceptance, sludge metal is characterized by crushingly heavy riffing (often more distorted than normal, even for metal), with hardcore-ish vocals the norm. No one band is really considered a founder of the style, but one geographic area dominates the field, and that is New Orleans, as many of the top bands (Crowbar, Eyehategod, and Soilent Green, to name three) hail from that city.


Acid Bath Greenmachine Soilent Green
Acid Witch Grief Sourvein
Archie Bunker Howl Subrosa
Baroness Iron Monkey Teeth Of The Hydra
Bison B.C. Kalas Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine
Blindead Kingdom Of Sorrow Tombs
Buzzov.en Kongh Tungsten
Coffins Lakei Unearthly Trance
Crowbar Melvins Valume Nob
Down Nailbomb Zoroaster
Eyehategod Rwake  
Graveyard Rodeo Slime In The Current  
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