Articles tagged sludge metal

Mike and the Melvins: Three Men and a Baby

20th century sludge metal finally emerges from a decades-long morass. Was it worth it? Don’t believe the hype.

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Graves at Sea: The Curse That Is

Graves at Sea have been around for over a decade and sound like they have spent most of it surviving a prolonged bar fight with the actual sea in their band name.

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28 Mar 2016 // 3:04 PM

Sumac - “Rigid Man” (Singles Going Steady)

Contrary to its title, "Rigid Man" is a flaccid letdown of a metal song, with a lot of wasted potential to boot.

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22 Mar 2016 // 1:30 PM

The Body - “Two Snakes” (Singles Going Steady)

Terrifying, brutal, crushing, squalls of dark sound come howling at you, tearing down walls and most semblances of sanity as the simple electro pads do their best to try and keep some semblance of sanity.

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The Body: No One Deserves Happiness

No One Deserves Happiness, is the Body's attempt to make "the grossest pop album of all time". Well, they've certainly shown another bend in their malleable sound.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Boris with Merzbow: Gensho

Pushing the virtue of patience to full capacity, Boris and Merzbow combine their demented artistry to be listened to both separately and simultaneously.

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18 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Black Tusk: Pillars of Ash

Following the loss of longtime bassist/compadre Jonathan Athon, Black Tusk come roaring back with the final contribution by their fallen bandmate.

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10 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Bloodiest: Bloodiest

Relapse Records and Chicago underdogs team up for a bloody good noise/art rock mélange.

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3 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Blacklisters: Adult

Blacklisters are strong when their brand of noise rock resembles sludge metal. They aren't nearly so good when they do hardcore.

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29 Oct 2015 // 2:05 AM

Kylesa: Exhausting Fire

With Laura Pleasants and two live drummers, intentional or not, Kylesa truly have their unique selling point established.

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STATS - ‘Mercy’ (album stream) (premiere)

Sludge metal gets mighty weird awfully fast on this debut album. In the best way imaginable.

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Kylesa - “Lost and Confused” (audio) (premiere)

The new track by the Georgia band further refines their hybrid of heavy music and psychedelic rock.

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Serial Hawk - “Desolate” (audio) (premiere)

Underneath the brute force of the Seattle band's new track is a welcome level of introspection, thematically and musically.

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25 Feb 2015 // 3:06 AM

Torche: Restarter

On Restarter, Torche delivers the smoothest sludge.

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The Bug vs Earth: Boa / Cold

This collaboration between legendary producer the Bug (Kevin Martin) and legendary metal band Earth promises, fulfills, and then promises so much more.

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Weedeater: ...And Justice for Y’all

Thirteen years on this seemingly-derivative piece of sludge metal differentiates itself from less interesting acts with one thing: pure sonic filth.

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Ragnarök: 2013 Gloomy Awards: The Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2013

Every year a slew of great albums from the louder spheres are missed, misplaced, or overlooked on those end of year lists. Ragnarök's Gloomy Awards seeks to redress that imbalance.

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16 Sep 2013 // 3:05 AM

Windhand: Soma

The Doom Metal version of the summer blockbuster is here!

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Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

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"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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