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Best Sludge Metal Bands

Sludge metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good sludge metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top sludge metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Sludge metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all sludge metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest sludge metal bands of all time, since the most famous sludge metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best sludge metal music.

You can click on the sludge metal band names to see more information about that particular notable sludge metal group. If they're near the top of the best sludge metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top sludge metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the sludge metal band names themselves.

These items, like Alice in Chains and Pantera include images when available. Dowvote the items you don't like and upvote the ones you do. The order changes depending on votes. If you're not a fan of Ministry or Layne Staley, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

All important, significant and iconic names in sludge metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new sludge metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of sludge metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into sludge metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good sludge metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent sludge metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best sludge metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest sludge metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular sludge metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge

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    Doom metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Stoner rock, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Sludge metal

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    Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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    Progressive metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Post-metal, Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Doom metal, Sludge metal

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    Buried at Sea Sludge metal

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    Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

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    Mathcore, Sludge metal, Post-hardcore

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    Progressive metal, Indie, Heavy metal

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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    Anarcho-punk, Crust punk, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Sludge metal, Southern rock

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    Doom metal, Noise rock, Experimental rock

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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    Bossk Post-metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Sludge metal

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    Raw Radar War Doom metal, Crust punk, Heavy metal

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    Noise rock, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Psychedelia

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    Steak Number Eight

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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Stoner rock

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    Brainoil Doom metal, Sludge metal

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    Doom metal, Stoner rock, Sludge metal

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    Post-metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    16 Sludge metal

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    Aldebaran Sludge metal

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    Crossover thrash, Groove metal, Metalcore

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    Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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