Drone metal

Drone metal or drone doom[1] is a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music.[2][3] Drone metal is sometimes associated with post-metal[4] or experimental metal.[5]


Typically, the electric guitar is performed with a large amount of reverb or audio feedback[2] while vocals, if present, are usually growled or screamed. Songs often lack beat or rhythm in the traditional sense and are typically very long. The experience of a drone metal performance has been compared by novelist John Wray in The New York Times to listening to an Indian raga in the middle of an earthquake.[2] Wray also states, "It's hard to imagine any music being heavier or, for that matter, very much slower."[2] A pioneer band of drone metal called Sunn O))) has indicated a kinship with sound sculpture.[2] Jan Tumlir indicates a "sustained infra-sound rumble of sub-bass—so-called brown noise".[3]

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