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Sludge

Sludge metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that melds elements of doom metal and hardcore punk, and sometimes incorporates influences from southern rock, stoner rock, and grunge. Sludge metal is typically abrasive; often featuring shouted 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 state of Louisiana.

The best Sludge albums

Panopticon
2004 / Ipecac Recordings
Odd Fellows Rest
1998 / Mayhem
Through Silver in Blood
1996 / Relapse Records
Paegan Terrorism Tactics
1996 / Rotten Records
When the Kite String Pops
1994 / Rotten Records
Somewhere Along the Highway
2006 / Earache Records
Souls at Zero
1992 / Alternative Tentacles Records
Precambrian
2007 / Metal Blade Records
Pelagial
2013 / Metal Blade Records
Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form
2001 / Spitfire Records
Salvation
2004 / Earache Records
Oceanic
2002 / Ipecac Recordings
Given to the Rising
2007 / Neurot Recordings
Times of Grace
1999 / Relapse Records
Wiseblood
1996 / Columbia Records
Blind
1991 / Relativity Records
The Eye of Every Storm
2004 / Neurot Recordings
Demo
2012 / Self-released/independent
Pelican
2001 / Self-released/independent
Enemy of the Sun
1993 / Alternative Tentacles Records