What's the grossest guitar tone you've heard?

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  1. Tizzer

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    I want to hear what all of you think are the nastiest, dirtiest, heaviest, gnarliest sounds and tones to come out of a guitar or bass. In a good way of course. The kind of sound that makes you crinkle your face up and go, "hell yeah."

    I recently found out about the band Trap Them, and the wall of distortion that hits at about 25 seconds is so huge and nasty sounding, I love it.

    This was produced by Kurt Ballou, who IMO is one of the best at capturing the full energy of heavy guitar and bass sounds. Now what have you guys got for me?
     
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    Not sure if this really fits but always loved how this sounds

    always thought this was gross in the best way


    EDIT: Haven't seen Gaza on the list. . .
     
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    Not sure I'd call this the heaviest or gnarliest, but this might be the only album that I've thought actually sounded gross.
     
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    This tone is pretty awful by conventional standards, but I love it.
     
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    Hm. for that stuff I think of the juicy early-mid 90's Swedish DM distortion that was used by bands like these lovely entertainers:





     
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    These are all great. Those 90s death metal tones are awesomely nasty, and of course doomy/sludgy stuff is always full of stuff right out of the swamp.

    Here's one that's not the grossest thing ever, but it sure is unexpected. Fuzz distortion outta nowhere.
     
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    fucking love their overall sound. So growly and rough.
     
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    Portal or Incantation.
     
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    patata 7 heaven

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    Electric Wizard
     
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    ^definitely Dopethrone comes to mind when talking about the ugliest, most wretched guitar tones ever.

     
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    double post
     
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    MetallicA's guitar sound at Sonisphere............... Damn.

    Also KSE Live allways have a delicious guitar tone that I would describe as Crisp and Crushing. haha
     
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    The bass tone on this album blows me away. Gnarly and snarly. It's more apparent on other tracks but this is the only one from this album I can find on youtube.

     
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    The "Left Hand Path" album by Entombed is bone-crushing and flat out nasty. I love it.

    Also, a lot of crust bands use some pretty gross, utterly satisfying tones. Skitsystem, for example.
     
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    I'd go with Electric Wizards dopsmoker as well. If you like that kind of stuff check out Black Sheep Wall and the other band that guys in Admiral Angry.

    Admiral Angry: You have to listen to their album buster if you like this tone (dat tone at 0:25). This band has crazy high pitchy screaming fyi prepare your ears. I like it personally since it adds to the heaviness of it, but its definitely not for everyone. The guitar is supposedly a 5 string bass converted into a 7 string guitar tuned to Drop E haha this is pre djent mind you)



    Black sheep wall


    Here's what they sound like really pissed

     
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