Biggest Stars

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
GBRDoom/Sludge Metal

Black Sabbath

GBRMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Type O Negative
Type O Negative
USAGothic Metal

Type O Negative

USAMetalGothic Metal
Katatonia
Katatonia
SWEProgressive Metal

Katatonia

SWEMetalProgressive Metal
Decalius
Decalius
USABlack Metal

Decalius

USAMetalBlack Metal
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
GBRDoom/Sludge Metal

Paradise Lost

GBRMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Corrosion Of Conformity
Corrosion Of Conformity
USAAlternative Metal

Corrosion Of Conformity

USAMetalAlternative Metal
High On Fire
High On Fire
USADoom/Sludge Metal

High On Fire

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard
GBRDoom/Sludge Metal

Electric Wizard

GBRMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Tony Iommi
Tony Iommi
GBRHeavy Metal

Tony Iommi

GBRMetalHeavy Metal
Baroness
Baroness
USAProgressive Metal

Baroness

USAMetalProgressive Metal
Sleep
Sleep
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Sleep

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Candlemass
Candlemass
SWEDoom/Sludge Metal

Candlemass

SWEMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Celtic Frost
Celtic Frost
CHEGothic Metal

Celtic Frost

CHEMetalGothic Metal
Balam
Balam
BGDDoom/Sludge Metal

Balam

BGDMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Crowbar
Crowbar
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Crowbar

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Acid Bath
Acid Bath
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Acid Bath

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Draconian
Draconian
SWEGothic Metal

Draconian

SWEMetalGothic Metal
Theatre Of Tragedy
Theatre Of Tragedy
NORGothic Metal

Theatre Of Tragedy

NORMetalGothic Metal
Boris
Boris
JPNDoom/Sludge Metal

Boris

JPNMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
Eyehategod
Eyehategod
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Eyehategod

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
GBRDoom/Sludge Metal

Black Sabbath

GBRMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
58.3K radio spins
Worship
Worship
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Worship

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
14.2K radio spins
Sleep
Sleep
USADoom/Sludge Metal

Sleep

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
3.9K radio spins
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
GBRDoom/Sludge Metal

Paradise Lost

GBRMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
3.7K radio spins
16
16
USADoom/Sludge Metal

16

USAMetalDoom/Sludge Metal
2.7K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
When the Screams Come
When the Screams Come
57.1K streams
2
Small Town Boy
Small Town Boy
56.5K streams
3
Prologue
Prologue
44.1K streams
4
Dragonaut
Dragonaut
41.7K streams
5
Funeralopolis
Funeralopolis
41.2K streams
6
Solitude
Solitude
30.8K streams
7
Music for Stress Relief
Music for Stress Relief
30.3K streams
8
Echolalia
Echolalia
28.8K streams
9
Calming New Age
Calming New Age
26.9K streams
10
Say Just Words
Say Just Words
25K streams
1

When the Screams Come

2

Small Town Boy

3

Prologue

4

Dragonaut

5

Funeralopolis

6

Solitude

7

Music for Stress Relief

8

Echolalia

9

Calming New Age

10

Say Just Words

Top Spotify Playlists

This Is Black Sabbath
This Is Black Sabbath
Spotify
392.9K followers
Doom Metal
Doom Metal
Holger Ihrig
63.1K followers
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Stoner Metal
corrynfleming
35K followers
Ultimate Doom Metal
Ultimate Doom Metal
Loudwire
15.3K followers
Musica Para Correr 👟 150 BPM - 135 BPM (weekly update)
Musica Para Correr 👟 150 BPM - 135 BPM (weekly update)
Running 150 bpm
15.2K followers
This Is Paradise Lost
This Is Paradise Lost
Spotify
11.9K followers

Subgenre Popularity

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      4.4K
      Doom/Sludge Metal artists
      Spotify
      76.1M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      127.7K
      Radio spins
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      Overview of Doom/Sludge Metal music

      Doom/Sludge Metal emerged in the late 1980s as a subgenre of heavy metal music. It is characterized by its slow and heavy sound, with distorted guitar riffs and deep, guttural vocals.

      This genre is often associated with themes of darkness, despair, and nihilism, both in its lyrics and overall aesthetic.

      Doom/Sludge Metal draws inspiration from various musical styles, including blues, punk, and hardcore, and has evolved over the years to incorporate elements of other genres, such as post-rock and ambient music.

      This genre has a dedicated fan base, and has been influential in shaping the sound of heavy metal music in the decades since its inception.

      Its enduring popularity and influence on heavy metal music continues to this day.

      Which musicians and bands defined Doom/Sludge Metal music?

      Some of the well-known Doom/Sludge Metal artists and bands include:

      Electric Wizard's brooding and hypnotic soundscapes, characterized by heavy, down-tuned guitars and occult-inspired lyrics, make them a standout in the realm of religious doom/sludge metal.

      Sleep's slow, monolithic riffs and droning melodies transport listeners into a transcendent state, creating a mesmerizing and introspective experience within the realm of doom/sludge metal.

      Melvins' innovative and experimental approach to doom/sludge metal, combining elements of punk, grunge, and psychedelia, has solidified their status as pioneers in the genre.

      Crowbar's crushing and emotionally charged music, marked by grooving riffs, raw vocals, and introspective lyrics, resonates with listeners, capturing the essence of doom/sludge metal.

      Acid Bath's fusion of sludgy, distorted guitars, atmospheric textures, and haunting vocals creates a dark and atmospheric sound that delves into the realms of doom and sludge metal with a touch of Southern rock influences.

      These bands are often associated with the underground metal scene and are known for their uncompromising and raw sound.

      Which songs and albums defined Doom/Sludge Metal music?

      Some of the top songs and music albums that represent the Doom/Sludge Metal music genre include:

      Electric Wizard's "Funeralopolis" immerses listeners in a dense and sinister atmosphere, with its crushing riffs and occult-inspired lyrics that epitomize the essence of doom/sludge metal.

      Sleep's epic masterpiece "Dopesmoker," with its mammoth riffs and hypnotic repetition, takes listeners on a sprawling journey through the depths of doom/sludge metal, capturing the genre's essence of heaviness and transcendence.

      Melvins' "Hooch" combines heavy, sludgy guitars with a dose of punk energy, creating an infectious and powerful anthem that showcases the band's unique take on doom/sludge metal.

      Crowbar's "Planets Collide" delivers a relentless onslaught of punishing riffs and emotionally charged vocals, representing the band's signature blend of raw power and introspection within the doom/sludge metal realm.

      Acid Bath's "The Bones of Baby Dolls" combines aggressive guitar work, haunting melodies, and dark, poetic lyrics to create a haunting and atmospheric journey into the depths of doom/sludge metal.

      Which music festivals and events represent Doom/Sludge Metal music?

      Some notable festivals and events that represent the Doom/Sludge Metal music genre include Roadburn Festival, Maryland Deathfest, Desertfest, Psycho Las Vegas, and Heavy Montreal.

      These festivals feature a lineup of bands that specialize in the slow, heavy, and dark sound of Doom/Sludge Metal, often incorporating elements of Black Metal, Stoner Rock, and Drone Metal.

      Along with these festivals, there are also smaller regional events that cater to the Doom/Sludge Metal scene, such as Descendants of Crom in Pittsburgh and Electric Funeral Fest in Denver.

      These events offer fans of the genre a chance to immerse themselves in the heavy and intense atmosphere that Doom/Sludge Metal is known for.