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Doom/grind

Stylistic Originsgrindcore, doom metal, death metal, black metal
Typical Instrumentselectric guitar, bass, drums, drum machine, synth, vocals
Subgenresslam/grindsludge/grind, stoner/grind

Doom/grind (also written doomgrind) is a subgenre of heavy metal that fuses slow, gloomy doom metal with fast, chaotic grindcore.

History

The term "doom/grind" was invented by two different bands in different parts of the world.  Urtek, of Spokompton, and Yeti, of the Himalayas, both began to use the term to describe their sound.  Yeti's variation of the genre was different from Urtek's.  Yeti would abruptly transition between slow doom sections and rapid grind bursts.  Urtek, on the other hand, incorperated blackened elements into their sound.

Yeti progressed the genre further with their EP Ritual to the Great Beast, incorperating flange guitar tones and melodic vocals.

Doom and Shepherd of Darkness were the first bands to use slam riffs extensively in the genre.  This style is referred to as slam/grind or funeral grind.

We Hate (Urtek), Ritual to the Great Beast (Yeti), and Suffocated (Shepherd of Darkness) are considered doom/grind classics.

Characteristics

Doom/grind fuses two very different metal genres together.  Songs typically switch between chaotic grindcore sections, with high-speed blast beats accompanied by fast riffing, and sluggish doom metal sections.  Guitar solos are not uncommon in the genre, and keyboard dirges are used as well, although rarely.  Vocals are a mixture of guttural growls, grunts, high-pitched shrieks and melancholic groans.

Variations

Sludge/grind is a similar fusion of grindcore and sludge metal that makes wide use of double blasts.
Stoner/grind is a form of doom/grind infused with stoner rock elements, such as flanging effects on the guitars and clean, melodic vocals.
Blackened doom/grind is a term used to describe the black metal-influenced sound of bands like Urtek.
Slam/grind, or funeral grind, is a variation of doom/grind that incorperates slams.

Doom/grind Bands

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