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Supremely sludgy sonic sh*tstorms

"ajf93"
 
Gluey Porch Treatments and Unreleased Demos
Gluey Porch Treatments and Unreleased Demos
"The daddy of sludge-rock records.  One dern heavy SOB.  Buzz Osbourne sure knows how to torture a Sunn amp."
Master Of Reality
Master Of Reality
"The grandaddy of sludge-rock records.  A down-tuned, drone-riff laden classic.  Get it on vinyl, root out your old turntable, and get that bong loaded."
Welcome To Sky Valley
Welcome To Sky Valley
"The, er, uncle of sludge-rock records (maybe I should stop with the familial metaphors already).  Another classic."
Celestial
Celestial
"Heavier than a really heavy thing, and then some."
Ruined By Idiots
Ruined By Idiots
"Live record showcasing the late John-Paul Morrow's mastery of death metal frontman-ship (I'm making words up now, can't be good)"
ABSOLUTEGO
ABSOLUTEGO
"1 track, 62 minutes.  Not easy listening by any stretch of the imagination, but this debut of the leaders of the Jap stoner scene is well worth the effort"
Earth 2
Earth 2
"'Ambient metal'?  Something that sounds so uninviting shouldn't be this good, or this soul-cleansing..."
Bullhead
Bullhead
"More Melvins, another favourite."
Seminar II: the Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism
Seminar II: the Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism
"Fronted by Isis' frontman (Aaron Turner), OMG churn out Isis-esque songs interspersed with ambient electronica."
00 Void
00 Void
"Looking for low-end?  Boy, have you found it.  Sunn 0))) have taken it upon themselves to continue Earth's legacy of drumless, bass-heavy guitar riffage, and it's something they do very well indeed"
Through Silver in Blood
Through Silver in Blood
"The most popular album (I think) from the atmospheric purveyors of trance-drone riffs.  Check their others out as well."
Khanate
Khanate
"Very heavy, and really rather frightening."
Viith Coming
Viith Coming
"This record finds the hippie-doom pioneers back in top form, this time bringing some nice Hammond Organ flourishes into the mix."
Rampton
Rampton
"Steven O'Malley and Greg Anderson (the guys behind Sunn 0))) and Khanate, among many others) pursue their Earth/drone fixation even further"
Spiritualized D
Spiritualized D
"Cracking album from Jap stoners who have been around for a good few (i.e. 10) years now"
Dopethrone
Dopethrone
"Ahhhh yeah, this is the good stuff.  Trance-inducingly heavy and progressive.  You keep expecting clouds of weed smoke to start pouring out of your speakers"
Holy Mountain
Holy Mountain
"*So* Black Sabbath."
SURROUNDED BY THIEVES
SURROUNDED BY THIEVES
"Matt Pike (formerly of Sleep) here tackles similar material to his old band, but cranks the speed and the intensity up a couple of notches.  Excellent stuff."
The Big Black
The Big Black
"Good, if a by-and-large unremarkable, effort from UK stoners.  The hidden answerphone message at the end is a good laugh."
Flight Of The Behemoth
Flight Of The Behemoth
"More Sunn 0))) (they're named after a make of amp, BTW).  Perfect for annoying the neighbors and/or destroying your sub-woofer.  This one features Merzbow on a couple of the tracks"
Sperm Whale
Sperm Whale
"Thrones is Joe Preston (a Melvins alumnus), his bass, a drum machine and all manner of electronics.  Sounds kinda like a sludge-metal Aphex Twin"
Streetcleaner
Streetcleaner
"Vintage industrial sludge, featuring some guys who used to be in Napalm Death"
Freedom Bondage
Freedom Bondage
"These Japanese mentallers are probably more noisy than sludgy but would probably still appeal to drone-heads"