Best Bands from the New Orleans Metal Scene

The New Orleans Metal Scene (or NOLA) is a Metal scene that started in the early 90s, mostly consisting of sludge/southern metal.

The Top Ten

1 Down Down Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Jimmy Bower.

Phil Anselmo's most well known band (besides Pantera) features members from other metal bands like Eyehategod, Goatwhore, Crowbar, and Corrosion of Conformity. - ryanrimmel

Phil Anselmo's most well known band (excluding Pantera). They are Southern Metal/Sludge Metal and have members from Goatw****, Eyehategod, Crowbar, and Corrosion of Conformity - ryanrimmel

2 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.

I love these guys so much. A perfect mix of Black Metal, Death Metal, and even some Thrash. They were founded by former Acid Bath guitarist after Acid Bath split. - ryanrimmel

3 Eyehategod Eyehategod Eyehategod is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans that formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene.
4 Acid Bath Acid Bath Acid Bath was a seminal American sludge metal band from Houma, Louisiana that was active from 1991 to 1997. Acid Bath combined doom metal roots with influences from black metal, death metal, gothic rock, blues, folk, and country.

An awesome, yet short lived band - ryanrimmel

5 Superjoint Ritual Superjoint Ritual Superjoint, previously Superjoint Ritual, is an American metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond.

Another Phil Anselmo band, Hank Williams III was a member himself! - ryanrimmel

6 Crowbar Crowbar Crowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs that also contain fast hardcore punk passages.
7 Exhorder Exhorder Exhorder is an American metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana. They are credited as the purveyors of the groove-oriented thrash sound later made famous by bands such as Pantera, Lamb of God, White Zombie, and Machine Head.

Criminally underrated. Pick up their combo pack of both albums if your a thrash fan. Two classics. Right there with anything from the major thrash bands... probably better u wont be disappointed

8 Soilent Green Soilent Green

Goatwhore vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II's first band. Their style has been dubbed 'Sludgegrind' - ryanrimmel

9 Kingdom of Sorrow
10 Graveyard Rodeo

The Founding Fathers of NOLA Sludge

The Contenders

11 Shell Shock

Punk predecessor of Crowbar

12 Tungsten
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