Eyehategod was a heavy-metal band from New Orleans that played a mixture of
stoner-rock, Melvins-ian sludge-core, acid-rock and noise-rock.
The idea was one of the most intriguing to come out of the heavy-metal
scene in a long time, and the results were often intimidating.
In the Name of Suffering (Convulsion, 1990 - Century Media, 2002)
vocalist Michael Williams' deranged stream of consciousness and an unusual
abuse of feedback and noise.
Depress and Children of God would remain concert favorites.
The southern-boogie groove began to surface on
Take as Needed for Pain (Century Media, 1993)
and Dopesick (Century Media, 1996 - Century Media, 2006), that were
just a bit less truculent and a bit more melodic.
Eyehategod were soon recognized as the masters of "sludge-core", of
heavy, feedback-laden rock music.
Brian Patton also played in
After a four-year period of singles, compilations and EPs
(during which Jim Bower founded Clearlight),
Eyehategod collected all their new material on
Southern Discomfort (Century Media, 2000), including
Story of the Eye, Southern Discomfort,
Serving Time in the Middle of Nowhere and the
epic-length Dopesick Jam.
Possibly because it is the least heavy and the most "southern" of the lot,
Confederacy of Ruined Lives (Century Media, 2000) fares better
Self Medication Blues is the way it should be: a dense, thick,
sticky mass of slow-grinding jamming.
Blood Money is the best in the "heavy" style.
The live 10 Years of Abuse (Century Media, 2001) provides a career
retrospective of sorts.
doom and stoner classic
Jim Bower's Clearlight debuted with the instrumental album
The Mystick Krewe (Tee Pee, 2000), mainly devoted to
keyboards-driven heavy-blues jams.
Preaching The End-Time Message (Emetic Records, 2005) collects
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