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Sleep's Holy Mountian
Sleep's Holy Mountian
Genres: Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Sleep
Title: Sleep's Holy Mountian
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 11/16/1993
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 745316007922

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M. R. Golde | 01/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Upon the first riff all I kept things is "GODDAMN!" It's like it's 1973 all over again and Black Sabbath was making the next Master of Reality. Sleep takes the production values of the aforementioned record and further exploits slower tempos & jamming that feels focused for the most part. Occasionally getting carried away with meandering here and there for the most part this cd feels like a breath of fresh air from the early 90's perspective. It feels vintage but done in way that's playing homage to what was so cool about early stoner rock like Sabbath, Cream perhaps Humble Pie and gives a lower tuned doomier feel...Great stuff. Stand out track: "Dragonaut""
I, a drug-free person, love this album! "Swim inside the sol
William Dorfer | 06/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sleep's Holy Mountain is generally considered one of the cornerstone's in stoner rock/metal. Now of course, you don't need to be a stoner to enjoy this music, and in fact, Sleep made quite an impressive album here. As a musician who loves improvisation, I enjoy the jamming that the power trio does throughout the album. Songs such as "Evil Gypsy/Solomon's Theme" and "Holy Mountain" showcase their skillful, sludgy jamming. Also, we have some nice bluegrass guitar on "Some Grass", and the opener "Dragonaut" has, let's be honest, probably one of the sexiest grooves ever for a metal song!
Sleep reminds me a lot of Black Sabbath, but with usually gruffer, but understandable, vocals. The lyrics are first-rate, delving deeply into fantasy as you can get, and the music sets the perfect mood for it. Overall, this is definitely a classic album that may be hard to obtain, but well worth the effort. I find myself listening to it over and over again. Thanks for the time, and peace."