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Though plenty of heavy metal bands have been regarded through the years as especially compatible with the effects of marijuana, stoner metal was a distinctly '90s phenomenon. Stoner metal bands updated the long, mind-bending jams and ultra-heavy riffs of bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Blue Oyster Cult, and Hawkwind by filtering their psychedelia-tinged metal and acid rock through the buzzing sound of early Sub Pop-style grunge. Stoner metal could be campy and self-aware, messily evocative, or unabashedly retro; in any case, bands like Monster Magnet and Kyuss were perfect fits for the eclectic tastes of the early-'90s alternative metal movement. Even after grunge had faded away, and the influence of industrial and hip-hop began to dominate alternative metal, stoner metal maintained a devoted cult following into the new millennium.

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Stoner Metal Artists Highlights

Kyuss Monster Magnet Sleep Queens of the Stone Age Electric Wizard The Obsessed

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Sleep Dopesmoker Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Monster Magnet Spine of God Electric Wizard Dopethrone Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Saint Vitus Heavier Than Thou

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Stoner Metal Song Highlights

TitlePerformerStreamWheel of Fortune Pentagram War Horn High on Fire
Sunblood The Hidden Hand Mist & Shadow Hot Porno Star Dirty Rig
Release Me Firebird Beyond Black Cobra This Time It's for Real Lord Sterling
Heavy with Shadows Zozobra
Mary Meets the Sky Celestial Season

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