Sludge metal generally combines the slow tempos, heavy rhythms and dark, pessimistic atmosphere of doom metal with the aggression, shouted vocals and occasional fast tempos of hardcore punk. As The New York Times put it, "The shorthand term for the kind of rock descending from early Black Sabbath and late Black Flag is sludge, because it's so slow and dense". Many sludge bands compose slow-paced songs that contain brief hardcore passages (for example Eyehategod's "Depress"). However, some bands emphasise fast… read more
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