Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
I started listening albums as a whole from last September-October since I feel that pure listening experience (without doing anything) of the whole record is kinda lost today, since a lot of people don't have the time or patience to really get into the whole album experience. When I was younger, I didn't really have the patience for a lot of things, so I really try to listen to a lot of different bands and albums I never heard before, as much as I can and I try to pay attention to as many details about music as I can. It's the same with movies, shows, documentaries, podcasts, everything.