There are two acts called Taint: 1) Taint - Sludge/Rock/Metal band - from Wales, Uk. Formed in 1994. 2) Taint - Texas-based power electronics / noise project started around 1990. 1) Taint of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom are something of an enigma. Many have striven to place their sound within a handy genre definition, only to find themselves wondering whether a band so dynamic and full of surprises can really be called sludge, or whether music so antithetical to boredom can justifiably be termed post-hardcore.