At 1/3/14 08:23 AM, Atlas wrote:
Thrash, Stoner, Avant-Garde, Sludge, and Power. Anything from those will do just fine.
Sense has mentionned a lot of avant-garde bands, and I will second him specificaly on Arcturus and Sigh, which are some of my favorite bands. Sigh is amazing! Try their albums Imaginary Sonicscape, Hangman's Hymn and maybe Hail Horror Hail. As for Arcturus, try The Sham Mirrors or La Masquerade Infernale. Both amazing albums.
As for thrash metal, I can't say I have a long list of recommandations. Morbid Saint and Kreator are always worth mentionning. But I also really like prog thrash such as Watchtower, and Symphony X has some thrash and power metal elements to their music. Good stuff. AniMetal would disagree with my genre classification for Meanstreak, I think he'd say they are more traditionnal metal than thrash, regardless, you should like Meanstreak!
Somewhere between thrash, stoner, sludge, doom, etc.... you have Leeches Of Lore. Amazing band! Along with Sigh, they are the band I've listenned to the most during the last year. Anything they've released is great.
As for sludge, Mastodon and Boris (on their albums Pink and Heavy Rocks) are both very good bands.