The Ditch and the Delta formed out of three friends of nearly 15 years. While Elliot Secrist (guitar/vocals), and Charles Bogus (Drums), have played in bands off an on over that span of time, it was the addition of Kory Quist (Bass/vocals) that solidified the band and their sound. The band is often lumped in the doom category but their sound is most often described as sludgy math rock, “Neurosis as a stripped down, noise rock outfit” (noecho.net). The sound is huge an oppressively heavy. According to Hellbound.ca the sound is an amalgam of Doom, noise, and progressive metal; comparing the band to The Melvins, Eyehategod, Intronaut, Fugazi and Godflesh in the same review.