Sub-style of metal. Sometimes also known as "doom metal" due to its often agonizingly slow pace, crushing heaviness, and gloomy lyrics. It's generally accepted to have been invented by Black Sabbath. Some stoner metal bands are retro-oriented, some aren't. Common elements include marijuana references (obviously), sci-fi/fantasy themes, extended instrumental jams, and tempos anywhere from plodding dirges to medium-paced rock (but rarely faster). Heavy-ass guitar riffage is essential.

Notable bands include Kyuss, Sleep, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet, Electric Wizard, Orange Goblin, etc.
Stoner metal is cool, but I don't like the retro aesthetic a lot of bands use.
by Tyler July 27, 2004
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Stoner Doom Metal is a blend of the genres Stoner Metal and traditional Doom Metal. The most important bands are Sleep and Electric Wizard.

Typical stylistic devices used are

-slow tempos
-heavily distorted guitar and bass (overdriven tube amps and fuzz distortion)

-low tuning of the string instruments (c standard, drop c, cis standard etc.)
-use of Blues minor pentatonics

-lyrics about fantasy, drugs, trips, society, hate, fear, sorrow and desperation

Stoner Doom Metal influenced various artists from the styles Stoner Metal, Stoner Sludge and Drone Doom.
You know what? Fuck death metal, fuck black metal, fuck nu metal - Stoner Doom Metal is the real deal!
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