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acrimony n : a sharp and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acerbity, jaundice]

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  1. sharp and bitter animosity

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Acrimony were a Welsh stoner metal band who were active during the 1990s. Releasing their debut album in 1994, they are regarded as the pioneers of stoner metal in the United Kingdom, and an important influence upon the scene. Although the band never achieved mainstream success, during their career they received much critical acclaim – they were nominated for the Kerrang! Best Newcomer award and earned top review ratings. Acrimony have maintained a cult following in the British metal scene, their records reportedly selling for vast sums as collectors items. The All Music Guide described their musical style as "typical mid-'90s stoner rock" that "combined Black Sabbath's heavy metal riffery, Hawkwind's space rock excursions, and Blue Cheer's fuzzed-out psychedelic feedback with extreme doses of volume ... particularly reminiscent of desert metal gods Kyuss."

Band members

  • Dorian "Dexter" Walters – vocals
  • Stuart O'Hara – guitar
  • Lee "Roy" Davies – guitar
  • Paul "Mead" Bidmead – bass
  • Darren Ivey – drums



EPs and Singles

Compilation appearances

  • 1996 – "Earthchild Inferno" on Dark Passages Volume II
  • 1997 – "Bud Song" on Burn One Up
  • 1998 – "Find The Path" on Stoned Revolution
  • 1998 – "O Baby" on Peaceville X
  • 1999 – "Tumuli Shroomaroom" on Rise 13: Magick Rock Volume 1
  • 2001 – "Satellite 19" on 21st Century Media Blitz Volume II
  • 2003 – "And The Story Ends" on Tales From The Underworld: A Tribute to Blind Guardian


acrimony in Dutch: Acrimony
acrimony in Portuguese: Acrimony

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