Tag Archives: doom metal

THE SWORD

THE SWORD

THE SWORD (2003–PRESENT). J. D. Cronise (vocals/guitar), Kyle Schutt (guitar), Bryan Richie (bass), Trivett Wingo (drums). The Sword are yet another American metal band founded in Austin, Texas, who seem to play classic metal with a bit of an ironic smirk. Ben Snakepit from punk greats J. Church was in an early version of the band. The Sword demonstrate that paying attention to metal traditions, whether in a winking way (as in hipsters wearing vintage Iron Maiden shirts) or seriously is Read more [...]
ST. VITUS

ST. VITUS

ST. VITUS (1979–95). Scott Reagers (vocals, replaced by Scott “Wino” Weinriech, Christian Lindersson, then Reagers), Dave Chandler (suitar), Mark Adams (bass), Armando Acosta (drums). St. Vitus were a sludge metal band, sometimes categorized as an early doom metal band, with connections to the punk scene, mainly through their affiliation with the legendary SST punk label led by Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn. St. Vitus were probably named after the Black Sabbath song but may also have been Read more [...]
Sodom

SODOM

SODOM (1982–PRESENT). Angel Ripper (vocals/bass), Aggressor (guitar/vocals, replaced by Grave Violator, Destructor, then Blackfire, others, Bernemann) Witchhunter (drums/vocals, replaced by Atomic Steif, others, now Bobby Schottkowski). Sodom are a German thrash band that heavily influenced the German black metal scene and are among the hardest-hitting bands in that genre. The band started in 1982 with original guitarist Aggressor, who left before recording the first album, the thrash classic Read more [...]
Sleep

SLEEP

SLEEP (1990–98). Justin Marler (guitar), Matt Pike (guitar), Al Cisneros (bass), Chris Hakius (drums). Sleep were one of the quintessentially sludgy riff rock bands, often labeled under the stoner rock label. They pioneered a new sound for metal, bringing it back to its roots in Sabbath-era sludge with a passing nod to the Melvins and St. Vitus. The band started out as a quartet, but original guitarist Marler eventually left to become a monk, and the band continued as a three piece for the rest Read more [...]