Stoner Rock

Stoner metal (or stoner rock) emerged in the 1990s. The sub-genre took the jamming heaviness of Hawkwind and Black Sabbath—long considered suitable soundtrack music for cannabis consumption—and channelled it through a grunge filter. Offering a kind of alt-metal variant, stoner rock did not lose psychedelic and acid rock components, but it did tend to slow them down to evoke a heavy yet laid back feel.

Artists include Sleep (whose album Dopesmoker gives a clue as to its inspiration and content), Monster Magnet, and Queens Of The Stone Age.