Musically, Sludge Metal in many ways is like Stoner Metal, with the only real difference being that Sludge Metal is not about being happily stoned. Quite the opposite, in fact – its tunes ooze a decadent and depressive atmosphere. In that it’s more like the aural equivalent of a bad trip.
In terms of logos, Sludge Metal rather shares similarities with Post-Metal. But this leads to the problem that these logos could look like anything from hand-lettered comics-type logos to contemporary pseudo-art nouveau logos to Melodic Death Metal-styled wordmarks. No, that’s not completely true across the board. If it looks like it was drawn by a Parkinson’s patient sitting on top of a spinning washing machine – it’s more likely to be a Sludge logo.
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