I love the Melvins and Mastodon and I thought they were both Alternative Metal. But I found they were labelled as Sludge Metal and in some records Stoner Rock?

I tried wiki but didn't get it. What are these weird named genres?

  • I love both the Bands and IMO Melvins is very underrated band. – Ayush Dwivedi Mar 7 '17 at 3:12
  • I would say listen to a band called Crowbar, a really good sludge metal band. Very distorted guitars and rough vocals. – Cal-cium Jun 16 '17 at 16:23

Sludge Metal

According to Wikipedia:

Sludge metal is an extreme genre of music that melds elements of doom metal and hardcore punk, and sometimes Southern rock. Sludge metal is typically harsh and abrasive, often featuring shouted or screamed 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 city of New Orleans.

The albums Bullhead and Stag from the Melvins and Once More 'Round the Sun from Mastodon are classified in Sludgs Metal genre.

You can see other Sludge Metal suggestions here.

Stoner Rock

According to Wikipedia:

Stoner rock is a rock music fusion genre that combines elements of heavy metal and/or doom metal with psychedelic rock and acid rock. The name references cannabis consumption. Stoner rock is typically **slow-to-mid tempo and features a heavily distorted, groove

The album Crack the Skye by Mastodon is classified as Stoner Rock.

Other Stoner Rock suggestions here.

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  • Hey do the songs "Night Goat" and "Hooch" , "Blood and Thunder" considered sludge – Ayush Dwivedi Mar 7 '17 at 3:10
  • Consider the first two Baroness LPs. Also YOB's work. Also Windhand. These are good examples of Sludge Rock. (YOB is more Doom Rock, but it can get sludgy) – Jason P Sallinger Apr 1 '17 at 7:42

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