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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom (1994 – present)

There are two acts called Taint:

1) Taint - Sludge/Rock/Metal band - from Wales, Uk. Formed in 1994.

2) Taint - Texas-based / project started around 1990.

1) Taint of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom are something of an enigma. Many have striven to place their sound within a handy genre definition, only to find themselves wondering whether a band so dynamic and full of surprises can really be called , or whether music so antithetical to boredom can justifiably be termed . Taint’s 2005 full-length debut for Rise Above, The Ruin of Nova Roma was a crafty beast that reveled in constructing such riddles for the listener and, of course, the critic. Pigeonholes are for pigeons, after all. It’s the purpose of great rock groups to not quite fit in.

Formed as teenagers in 1994 amid the South Wales DIY punk/metal scene, Taint released a few demo cassettes of epic Helmet-influenced riffology which landed them with a stoner / doom tag that would, eventually, become superfluous. In 2000 the Die Die Truthspeaker mini-album was released on London’s Household Name Records and national shows were played with the likes of Acrimony, Canvas, Capdown, Cathedral, Consumed, Converge, Clutch, Earth Crisis, Hard to Swallow, Iron Monkey, Stampin’ Ground, Spirit Caravan and Will Haven. Where many of those bands have disbanded or changed beyond all recognition, Taint are still here, following their own path with determination and purpose, their recent UK tour with Clutch leaving many jaws dangling open at the sheer intensity and fervor the band are able to generate live.

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  • L-M-A

    о, это ж тот хуй, мамку которого в переходе отъебал таждик

    31 May 11:34am Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    The power electronics Taint should work with the sludge metal taint. Of course, that's just me wanting to insert as much noise into metal as possible.

    14 Mar 7:06pm Reply
  • Thl4wed

    Many have striven to place their sound within a handy genre definition, only to find themselves wondering whether a band so dynamic and full of surprises can really be called sludge, or whether music so antithetical to boredom can justifiably be termed post-hardcore.

    6 Feb 12:36am Reply
  • Mortum_est

    terror

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • erdmanw666

    uk description is the gayest ever

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • shitscud

    "...I've got a five-inch taint."

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    I love that this argument has been over for months and months, yet some people still come one try and comment on it or stir it up.

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tricksterc

    this turd-throwing hither and thither is fucking lame [2]

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • queloide

    god dammit, everything PE Taint puts out is top notch

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ibreatheoxygen

    Dau ghter is fucking awesome by the way.

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ibreatheoxygen

    Two artists have the same name; who cares?

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • arrache-coeur

    mass appeal sadness. sad it don't appeal masses, aint it

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Sculpy

    These bands should release a record together and call it Taintx2 [2] or Two Tainted.

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • leo_unit

    fuck rock n roll music

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mrbonzoorubber2

    These bands should release a record together and call it Taintx2

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • okkultestimmen

    i like sludge as a genre, but in this case power electronics taint wins.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Robo_Dobo

    It's always like this with other bands with same names. Goddamn Inure and Cruentus people

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • j-pk

    Wow, my attempt at calming the situation effectively pours more fuel on the fire; some people sure do love to argue don't they.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • nabraxas

    Wow, if there weren't two popular artists vying for this moniker then this shoutbox sure would be thinner...

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • longestplague

    Still auto correct is correcting 'Pray The Wind Don't Change' to PrEy.... come on peeps, get it right, it's pray (with an 'a') wink wink nudge nudge.

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
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