Crowbar

Crowbar

Friday 21 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2019
Genre

Sludge Metal

Country

United States

Biography

What is the common denominator shared by Pantera, Down, Eyehategod and Corrosion of Conformity? Right, Crowbar. Their singular combination of molasses-paced doom metal and the unfiltered, all-out onslaught of hardcore punk immediately hit a nerve with their debut ‘Obedience thru Suffering’ (1991), which laid the groundwork for the more intricate efforts to follow. It soon became obvious that Kirk Windstein in particular is a gifted songsmith and over the next few albums Crowbar perfected their sound, culminating in their most varied and energetic songwriting on ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ (1998) and Equilibrium (2000). ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’ (2011) features some of the band’s most intense songwriting, with Windstein’s new-found sobriety inspiring such tracks as ‘A Farewell to Misery’ and ‘Cleanse Me, Heal Me’. ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ (2016) proves once again that these sludge metal veterans still rule the roost! (#GMM19)