Eyehategod (also abbreviated and referred to as EHG) is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans who formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene. Throughout the years, their core line-up has remained, with the exception of the bass guitarist, a slot in which several musicians have played. Eyehategod have noted Melvins, The Obsessed, Discharge, Black Flag, and Black Sabbath as key influences to their sound. Heavy, detuned, and bluesy guitar riffs dominate the band's discography. They are combined with walls of feedback and tortured vocals to create a harsh misanthropic vibe. Their records had been released consistently by Century Media Records though the band's most recent output is on Emetic Records, not including the numerous splits released under various labels. The band is friends with Anal Cunt and performed with A.C. for the first show after Seth Putnam came out of his coma.