Release date: 1993
Style: Stoner metal

Rating:

8.6 | 74 votes

Owners:

133 have it
15 want it


01. Dragonaut
02. The Druid
03. Evil Gypsy/Solomon's Theme
04. Some Grass
05. Aquarian
06. Holy Mountain
07. Inside The Sun
08. From Beyond
09. Nain's Baptism
10. Snowblind [Black Sabbath cover] [bonus]
+ Dragonaut [video] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1993: 14

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Additional info
This album is dedicated to the memory of Robbie Buck Sr. (R.I.P.).
"Dragonaut" and "Some Grass" are two of the songs to the "Gummo" soundtrack.

Guest review by
bossmanbob

Rating:
9.1
Alongside Kyuss, Sleep is widely regarded as one of the two progenitors of stoner metal. The primary reason for this is their seminal album, Holy Mountain. Their third album, it marked a divergence from their earlier, more St. Vitus influenced, tracks. This album was sent to Earache as a demo, but the label immediately saw its worth and signed the band, releasing the album completely unchanged in 1992. Sadly, it would be the last album released by the group while together, as their next two albums would be released post-breakup.

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published 27.03.2009 | Comments (0)

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Dangerboner - 28.12.2009 at 11:03  
Rating: 9 Such good stuff, but it does sound like a Black Sabbath cover album

Still, highly recommended and essential to any metalhead's collection
Don Martin - 29.12.2009 at 23:04  
Rating: 10 Love 'em, Sleep is my favorite stoner band alongside Fu Manchu and Electric Wizard. You may have 1000's of stoner records, without this one your collection will remain incomplete!
BitterCOld - 13.01.2010 at 07:51  
Rating: 9 I took a gamble on this not knowing a thing about them back around March of '94. loved it. used to work graveyard shift five nights a week, come home, drain a beer or two, and crash with this blaring in the back ground.

even my hippie next door neighbors who i shared a wall with didn't mind too terribly. they much preferred the groove of this to the Obituary/Morbid Angel/Bolt Thrower that was commonly blaring out my room at the time.
Void Eater - 10.05.2011 at 04:34  
  Checking out the album and band for the first time, good stuff. Might have to check out more stoner metal.
Ag Fox - 12.11.2011 at 22:59  
  If I am gonna check this out, should I go for the original or the 2009 reissued one? Are there any differences?
Troy Killjoy - 13.11.2011 at 01:49  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 12.11.2011 at 22:59
If I am gonna check this out, should I go for the original or the 2009 reissued one? Are there any differences?

A reissue is usually just an alternate pressing so the music/sound isn't any different. If anything you'd just get some bonus tracks or a video or something.
Ag Fox - 13.11.2011 at 01:52  
  Thanks
SleepFan - 10.06.2012 at 05:32  
Rating: 10 This has become my favorite album. Great songs by some very talented guys, I highly recommend it to any metal/stoner fans.
Troy Killjoy - 10.06.2012 at 05:43  
 
Written by SleepFan on 10.06.2012 at 05:34
This has become my favorite album. Great songs by some very talented guys, I highly recommend it to any metal/stoner fans.

That's cool, but we didn't need to read it six times.

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