Tag Archives: sludge metal

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 [...]
SOILENT GREEN

SOILENT GREEN

SOILENT GREEN (1988–PRESENT). Glenn Rambo (vocals, replaced by Ben Falgoust), Brian Patton (guitar), Donovan Punch (guitar, replaced by Ben Stout, Tony White, Gregg Harney, now vacant), Marcel (bass, replaced by Scott Williams, Scott Crochet), Tommy Buckley (drums). Soilent Green is a sludgy grindcore band that is almost as famous for the tragedies that have surrounded them as their exceptional music. The band started in 1988 in a suburb of New Orleans and quickly established themselves Read more [...]
NEUROSIS

NEUROSIS

NEUROSIS (1985–PRESENT). Scott Kelly (vocals/guitar), Dave Edwardson (bass), Steve Von Till (vocals/guitar), Jason Roeder (drums), Noah Landie (keyboards, replaced by Simon McIlroy). One of the few hardcore punk bands to successfully transition to heavy metal, Neurosis was a hardcore band (their first record was released on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles record label, and they also released music on classic pop/punk label Lookout) before they gradually transformed themselves into Read more [...]
Melvins

MELVINS

MELVINS (1986–PRESENT). Buzz “King Buzzo” Osbourne (vocals/guitar), Matt Lukin (bass, replaced by Lori Black, Mark Deutrom, Kevin Rutmanis), Dale Crover (drums). The Melvins are also the definition of early metal as epitomized by Sabbath, sloooooooooow and sludgy riffs and a drum beat that almost allows one to go out for a cup of coffee before the next beat finally crashes down on the snare. AWashington state band, the Melvins, a particular influence on Kurt Cobain, have been relentlessly Read more [...]