Grunge Metal

The grunge boom hit in the early nineties, originating in the Pacific Northwest, with bands such as Mudhoney, Green River, and others fusing raw punk with early Sabbath heaviness. Many of the bands commonly associated with grunge are arguably not really metal at all, though a few, such as Tad, clearly were heavy enough to be part of a metal discussion. Nirvana, of course, is the band that most associate with breaking the genre into the mainstream with their Nevermind release in 1991, though their earlier Bleach album is a far more metallic beast, and closer to the early spirit of grunge.


Alice In Chains Melvins Soundgarden
Eternal Deformity My Sister's Machine Tad
Hog Molly Nirvana Willard
L7 Pearl Jam  
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