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Miserably Ever After: The Official Sludge Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by CiG, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. CiG

    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    It's been noted before that we have several sludge metal threads but they always go inactive, so I'm putting this up and a concerted effort will be made to keep it active I guess.

    Post any kind of sludge discussion, news, links, collection photos, newly purchased lists and anything else sludge-related here.

    Some sludge favourites of mine that are underrated and not mentioned very often:



    These guys were self-admitted Acid Bath fanatics and their music reflects that in many ways. Controversial opinion: I prefer this album to Acid Bath.



    Killer band from Finland, taking their cues from bands like Grief and early Fleshpress.





    Basically the band carrying the classic Eyehategod sound in the last decade while Eyehategod go through periods of inactivity. Awesome band, did a good split with Meth Drinker too.



    Really gnarly obscure sludgecore.



    New York sludge metal band that did one demo and then vanished.







    For me 100% the modern masters of the subgenre (unless we're talking bands from any era still going which Fistula would be crowned with instead), sucks that they split up but they left behind a vicious fucking sludge legacy. Every single release is essential IMO.

    Here's some of the 2018 sludge metal releases I'm into:









    New Moloch album soon:

     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Cool thread. Will post some stuff when I’m home tonight. I blasted ...At a Loss on the way to work today.
     
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    Not generally a fan. The first two Acid Bath albums rule though.
     
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    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    Su19b do an awesome blend of sludge metal and grindcore, you might dig 'em.
     
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    I'll look em up.
     
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    I think they're generally considered "drone" but I always dug this album and it sounds like sludge to me. This is music at its most misanthropic.

     
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    Good shit. Like teeth being pulled.
     
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    One of the coolest things Coffins released was their MLP of nothing but sludge covers, many of which were just as good as the originals IMO.

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    Anybody else ever check this one out?
     
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    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Possession metal. Fucking brilliant.





    I put these two tracks up on YT years ago. Boston stuporgroup featuring members of Post Mortem and Upsidedown Cross. They only put out this one album and two other songs on their Myspace page way back when and have since gone silent which is a shame as the album is really good.
     
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    Gotta admit to liking this song. Also, this YouTube channel rules.
     
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    Of all the sludge/sludgy shit I've checked out from this year, this is some of the more noteworthy stuff (not re-posting shit I posted in the OP obv):



    Thou (Louisiana): I've never gone wild over Thou like many have in the sludge scene but when they're on point I do dig them well enough and this record really fucking has its moments man. They're really good at capturing that feeling of desperation.



    Medicine Noose (Germany): What can I say? Any band that names themselves after a Eyehategod song is bound to be a dirty nasty mess of feedback and hatred.



    Stone Titan (Connecticut): After splitting up for a year or two my favourite noise rock sludgecore mongoloids are back with a new fucking release. Tongue-right-thru-cheek grungecore with as many nods to Tad, Melvins, Nightstick, Sloth and Fudge Tunnel as you can handle.



    Deadbird (Arkansas): Not the biggest fan of Deadbird TBH but they have some nasty riffs and a few here might dig 'em.



    Flesh Mother (Ohio): On the jammier side of sludge with that dirty burnout vibe to it, kinda like Buzzov-en or early Weedeater when they're leaning right the fuck back with a heavy groove by way of Iron Monkey's dystopian blues. Nasty vocals.



    Brainoil (California): They've always liked to add the faster hardcore/thrashcore elements to their sludge and their new record is even more reliant on thrashy passages, sounding basically like a doomy death metal band. They've changed quite a bit since their killer debut but I still dig it! They know just how to fucking speed right into a slow motion car crash scene and blow my mind.



    Slave Hands (Finland): Basically the inheritors to the throne Meth Drinker left behind when they split up. The similarities are endless in the best way possible. For anybody who isn't familiar with Meth Drinker (and by implication these guys) imagine sludge metal stripped down to its barest bones and pretensions, just plodding, dismal fucking nihilism in musical form.



    Saltbuck (U.K.): Leechmilk and Molehill had a baby and beat it too many times.



    Murder Hollow (Finland): Kinda reminds me of a less stoned out Bongzilla or something, great fucking build up to a nasty pay-off. Also has a riffing style that leans more towards traditional doom metal oddly enough, but it works



    Grey Brain (U.K.): More youngsters worshiping at the altar of Grief, Noothgrush, Corrupted, Dystopia etc.

    And now this beast is out and it's ugly and vicious:

     
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    I didn't get so into Meth Drinker but saw them a few times. The first time they played Auckland was a house party alongside Crawler and it turned into a bit of a pillow/cushion fight as unlikely as that seems. :tickled:

    A couple of recent releases from over this way, including Draulicht's demo from last month:



     
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    I loved Meth Drinker while they were around, they were like a giant "fuck you" to the years of watering down all the atmospheric sludge bands had done to the style. just stripped back hatred, riffs and vocals straight from the gutter. I wish I never had to sell off all my LPs over the years, I miss my Meth Drinker collection especially.

    One of the very few bands where their splits were just as essential as their full lengths. Seems like all the members have totally abandoned sludge metal and all just play in hardcore/grindcore/crust bands now, pretty fucking sad.

    Anyways, those two bands you linked are completely new to me and while Over-Population is cool, this Draulicht song is kicking my ass man, great shit!
     
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    Shallow North Dakota just put up some previously undigitalized recordings. Sounds loud.

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