Top Ten Stoner Rock Bands

The Top Ten

1 Kyuss Kyuss was an American rock band, formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1987 by Josh Homme, John Garcia, Brant Bjork and Chris Cockrell. After releasing an EP under the name Sons of Kyuss in 1990, the band shortened its name to Kyuss and recruited Nick Oliveri, replacing Cockrell as bassist.

kyuss... the best...
and about black sabbath, they are gods but they are not a stoner rock band...

You have no idea what your talking about. Queens Of The Stone Age is not a Stoner rock band. Kyuss most certainly is. Do the research.

First by a long way in this category, the masters of stoner rock! Followed by sleep..

This is easy. When you say stoner rock, you say Kyuss. This band should be first in every stoner rock list..

2 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.

Sabbath is the best at everything they attempt

All of these bands wouldn't be on here if it wasn't for Sabbath!

The name 'Kyuss' wouldn't even be said without Black Sabbath!

They created stoner metal, how are they not number 1

3 Queens of the Stone Age

queens of the stone age are the best... why are they the best? "noone knows"

Every Queens Of The Stone Age song is good. Whether they grow on you or not, Queens of The Stone Age will always be the best! Kyuss, a bit too heavy in sound, Number Two they should be...

Burn the witches who voted for kyuss! They're just not willing to go with the flow. The sky is falling if qotsa isn't #1. Everybody knows you're insane if you don't love this band. They're like medication to me. No one knows just how amazing this band is. I'm sure if they could these guys would do it again.

Even if you don't like this band, its undeniable that they have an incredible amount of talent

4 Electric Wizard Electric Wizard are an English doom metal band from Dorset, England. The band formed in 1993 and have recorded eight full length albums, two of which are now considered to be genre landmarks.

How come no one mentioned Electric Wizard? Soundgarden shouldn't even be up there. Soundgarden is grunge/alternative rock, not stoner metal. Neither should blues and Southern rock legends ZZ Top. Stoner metal is about the music, not about the fact that the members use drugs. Electric Wizard, the heaviest band of all time, should at least be mentioned.

How come no one mentioned Electric Wizard? Soundgarden shouldn't be there. Soundgarden isn't even stoner metal, it's alternative/grunge. Oh, and ZZ Top. Yeah, blues and Southern rock legends ZZ Top are stoner metal. Right. *sarcasm

Listen to "Stone Magnet" on their self-titled album. If you don't think they deserve to be top 3 after that then you're not looking for stoner rock.

Think Kyuss should be 1 and "The Wizard" should be 2

5 Sleep

Where the hell is Sleep?!

So many people putting grunge bands up high in this list... what is the matter with you people? Thank god Kyuss are at the top but Sleep should be 2nd

Should definitely be second on this list.. Kyuss first (of course) sleep second..

Makes me feel alive and drunk. Music is vibrant, cool and cool.

6 Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in 1982. For almost the majority of its existence, the band has consisted of guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean, drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan.
7 Clutch Clutch is an American rock band from Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. Its four members met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour.

It surprises me that most of the bands mentioned here are not stoner, they belong in other genres. This is about bands that have the stoner rock sound, not bands to take drugs to. Clutch over here, is one of the best examples of the sound.

If I have to explain, your already lost

8 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

Psychedelic Rock, not Stoner Rock. Stoner Rock usually has heavy metal or doom metal influences, Pink Floyd doesn't have any of that. Hence they're not stoner rock

I've known them since I was little. I just love them so much

Listening to dark side of the moon start to finish stoned is sensational

Pink Floyd is the best. That's all there is to it.

9 Monster Magnet Monster Magnet is an American rock band. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf, John McBain and Tim Cronin.

Like the person above said Monster Magnet originated the movement in 1991, with the release of Spine Of God. Surprised Hendrix is not mentioned.

If you lived in the west you would say kyuss. If you lived in the northeast in 1989- early 90s you would say monster magnet

Mm circa 1989 #6? Really? I have nothing

They originated the movement... and they're pretty cool.

10 The Eagles of Death Metal

The Contenders

11 The Sword

These guys are incredible! If you don't listen to them, you are missing out!

12 Melvins The Melvins are an American Sludge Metal band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.

Should be third on this list, not really stoner rock would say they are the masters of doom..

One of the best grunge bands

Love them!

13 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Tool is stoner rock? Wha?

Tool's music gets you high if you listen to it under the right light.

I love tool. Their music will blow your mind. They have so much meaning in every song. Great band to trip to has well

Best band ever created hands down. Anything else is trash.

14 Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Chris Cornell died on May 17th, 2017.

The put so musch soul in their songs that it seems like it possesses us in a good day... It's magical

15 The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
16 Spiritual Beggars

Stoner Rock If I ever heard it..

17 Wolfmother Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett, the group currently includes Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and touring drummer Alex Carapetis. ...read more.

So Sick

18 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.
19 Graveyard
20 Nightstalker

Nightstalker, best stoner in Europe

An amazing band

21 Acid King Acid King is a stoner metal band from San Francisco, California. It was formed in 1993 by frontwoman Lori S., drummer Joey Osbourne and bassist Peter Lucas.
22 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
23 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

"I've never heard of Kyuss", then listen to them! You will realize what stoner rock really is, and then you'll realize that Nirvana isn't stoner rock!

Nirvana is not stoner-rock..

Nirvana is not stoner-rock...

They slowly and heavy

24 Fu Manchu

Stoner/Desert Rock, whatever you wanna call it these guys are IT!

Stoner Rock definition!

25 ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

Especially Rhythmeen. ( to a little less degree: X, Mescalero and Antenna )

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