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Symmetry In Black, Crowbar


May 29th, 2014

1992 in New Orleans, LA


Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s



New Orleans metal band Crowbar originally comprised vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, guitarist Matt Thomas, bassist Todd Strange, and drummer Craig Numenmacher. Once known as the Slugs, the band's slow, grinding, heavy sound has alternately been tagged sludge metal and sludgecore, and has drawn comparisons both vocally and musically to Pantera, the Melvins, and Tad. Debuting in 1992 with Obedience Through Suffering, they subsequently signed to Pavement Music and issued albums including 1993's Crowbar and 1995's Time Heals Nothing. Drummer Numenmacher subsequently left the band, and was temporarily replaced by Jimmy Bower, also the rhythm guitarist for kindred spirits Eyehategod. Bower also played drums in Down, a side project for Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Corrosion of Conformity's Pepper Keenan that also featured Crowbar's Windstein and Strange. Guitarist Sammy Pierre Duet, formerly of Acid Bath, joined up for 1996's Broken Glass following the departure of original guitarist Thomas. Bower elected to refocus on Eyehategod after playing on 1998's Odd Fellows Rest, and was replaced by drummer Sid Montz for 2000's Equilibrium. That association proved short-lived, however; original drummer Numenmacher rejoined later that year, around the same time that bassist Strange called it a career. Jeff Okoneski stepped in on bass, making his first appearance on 2001's Sonic Excess in its Purest Form. After another round of membership changes saw Duet, drummer Tony Costanza, and Okoneski leave the group in exchange for guitarist Steve Gibb, drummer Tommy Buckley, and bassist Pat Bruders, Crowbar returned in 2005 with Lifesblood for the Downtrodden. Six years later, the band released the ferocious Sever the Wicked Hand in 2011, and returned three years later with the more brooding Symmetry in Black in 2014.

Top Albums

Symmetry In Black, Crowbar
1. Symmetry In ..
Sever the Wicked Hand, Crowbar
2. Sever the Wi..
Odd Fellows Rest, Crowbar
3. Odd Fellows ..
Crowbar, Crowbar
4. Crowbar
Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form, Crowbar
5. Sonic Excess..
Time Heals Nothing, Crowbar
6. Time Heals N..
Obedience Thru Suffering, Crowbar
7. Obedience Th..
Equilibrium, Crowbar
8. Equilibrium
Lifesblood for the Downtrodden, Crowbar
9. Lifesblood f..
Broken Glass, Crowbar
10. Broken Glass
Live + 1 - EP, Crowbar
11. Live + 1 – E..
Official Music, Crowbar
12. Official Mus..
Bad Manors, Crowbar
13. Bad Manors
Some of the Best Of, Crowbar
14. Some of the ..
Heavy Duty, Crowbar
15. Heavy Duty
Larger Than Life (and Live'r Than You've Ever Been) [Live], Crowbar
16. Larger Than ..
Live At the Whiskey A-Go-Go, Hollywood (July 22, 1971), Crowbar
17. Live At the ..
Walk With Knowledge Wisely - Single, Crowbar
18. Walk With Kn..
Isolation - Single, Crowbar
19. Isolation – ..
The Cemetery Angels - Single, Crowbar
20. The Cemetery..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Taste of Dying Symmetry In Black 3:12 $1.29

Walk With Knowledge Wisely Symmetry In Black 5:21 $1.29

Reflection of Deceit Symmetry In Black 5:00 $1.29

Symmetry In White Symmetry In Black 4:08 $1.29

Planets Collide Odd Fellows Rest 4:38 $0.99

Shaman of Belief Symmetry In Black 3:38 $1.29

Wealth of Empathy Symmetry In Black 4:08 $1.29

Foreboding Symmetry In Black 4:13 $1.29

Amaranthine Symmetry In Black 2:46 $1.29

Walk With Knowledge Wisely Walk With Knowledge Wisely .. 5:21 $1.29

Piety of Self-Loathing Symmetry In Black 3:56 $1.29

Teach the Blind To See Symmetry In Black 3:41 $1.29

Symbolic Suicide Symmetry In Black 4:21 $1.29

Ageless Decay Symmetry In Black 3:40 $1.29

Reborn Thru Me Broken Glass 4:30 $0.99

You Know (I'll Live Again) Broken Glass 3:08 $0.99

Above, Below and In Between Broken Glass 3:00 $0.99

I Am Forever Broken Glass 4:17 $0.99

Burn Your World Broken Glass 2:44 $0.99

Nothing More Broken Glass 5:29 $0.99

Wrath of Time By Judgment Broken Glass 3:32 $0.99

(Can't) Turn Away from Dying Broken Glass 5:00 $0.99

Like Broken Glass Broken Glass 3:43 $0.99

Conquering Broken Glass 2:48 $0.99

Lifesblood Lifesblood for the Downtrod.. 7:16 $1.29

Top Music Videos

The Cemetery Angels, Crowbar
1. The Cemetery A..


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