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  • THE BLUE WALL: Sludge Metal

    25 Dec 2008, 23:03 by maidenhell

    Sludge metal is a form of heavy metal music that fuses doom metal and hardcore punk. Sludge metal is typically aggressive and abrasive; often featuring shouted vocals, heavily distorted instruments and sharply contrasting tempos. While the style was anticipated by The Melvins from Washington, many of its earliest pioneers were from the state of Louisiana.

    1000 A.D.-Drone/Sludge Metal
    1000 Vierges-Sludge/Doom Metal
    12 Eyes-Sludge Metal
    13-Sludge/Doom Metal
    137-Sludge/Doom Metal
    16-Sludge Metal
    3rd Born Sun-Death/Thrash Metal (early) - Sludge Metal (now)
    4 chambers of Ivory-Doom/Sludge/Metalcore
    5ive's Continuum Research Project-Melodic Sludge/Drone/Doom
    6-cylinder-Stoner / Sludge Metal
    A Day of Pigs-Sludge Metal
    A Horse Called War-Sludge Metal
    A Peaceful Chaos-Death/Sludge Metal
    A very sad story-Southern/Sludge/Heavy Metal
    A.M.-Sludge/Doom Metal
    Abandon-Sludge/Doom Metal-(Swe)
    Absence Of God-Sludge/Doom Metal
  • THE BLUE WALL: Doom Metal

    25 Dec 2008, 20:51 by maidenhell

    My Doom Radio


    Revelling in tension, despair, and dread, Doom Metal prizes atmosphere more than many of Metals other primary subgenres. Doom uses plodding tempos, repeated chords, and thick, distorted, down-tuned guitars to attempt to envelope the listener in a wash of desperate foreboding that can commonly last to the ten minute mark and beyond. Instruments generally keep to the standard guitar, bass, and drums, but it is not unusual to add keyboard passages and backdrops.

    Doom vocals can be in any of the predominant Metal styles, but all share a determined attempt to invoke emotional hopelessness and mental anguish. This is further amplified by the lyrical themes of grief, depression, fear, resentment, and suffering that are hallmarks of the style.

    The roots of Doom Metal are considered to have been planted in the early 70s work of Black Sabbath. In the early and mid-80s, European artists like Witchfinder General and Candlemass adopted the Doom sound as a full fledged genre unto itself…