Release date: July 2011
Style: Stoner metal, Psychedelic rock

Rating:

8 | 23 votes

Owners:

22 have it
7 want it


01. In The Beginning
02. Exiled From The City
03. The Prophecy Of The Great Sleep
04. Regression Within The Hive
05. Disturbance Of The Coccoon
06. The Marshall Prophecy
07. Pakuni Shaman Chant Of The Altrusian Moth

Review

Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
8.3
Five months ago I reviewed Sleestak's 2010 release, Skylon Express… in retrospect, underscoring it. Call it an 8. In any case I drew a comparison between them and the band immediately preceding them on my mp3 player, Sleep. Five months and one release later, they have furthered that comparison. Kind of. So I'm gonna run with that as my intro bit. Stoner Doom/Rock Sleep followed up their awesome Holy Mountain with the monolithic one track Dopesmoker… Stoner Doom/Rock Sleestak followed up their awesome Skylon Express with a "one track" epic The Fall Of Altrusia.

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published 19.07.2011 | Comments (27)

Staff pick by
BitterCOld

12.07.2011 In their follow-up to Skylon Express the lizardmen of Sleestak have let loose an engulfing and bewildering blend that mixes stoner doom with all sorts of various space-prog rock elements. Crushing doom riffs are followed by prolonged mellow sections that have you experiencing flashbacks... even if you never dropped acid.

These creepy hissing folks are a hell of a lot better writing songs than shooting their tiny little crossbows...

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BloodTears - 08.01.2012 at 18:17  
Rating: 9 Very good album indeed. Obviously overlooked by many but deserves the spotlight.
Susan - 09.01.2012 at 03:08  
Rating: 9 Very much overlooked! But BitterCOld wrote a great review, now I'm yelling about it all over the place, so hopefully it'll get some more attention

It's one of those albums where everyone who has heard it likes it... we just need to get more people to actually listen to it.
-DC-002- - 04.02.2012 at 07:20  
Rating: 9 Such a good album! Just got around to listening to it recently.
Sleestak - 05.02.2012 at 21:50  
  Hi, was just reading the album info above. I know some places we list Jon as a session violin player but he has never recorded with us. He was supposed to play violin on the studio version of "Altrusia" but we couldnt merge schedules and we were on a time crunch. We do have an old live version with him playing on it recorded back in '06 I believe. He was actually a main part of the band for about a year and we did write a song with him specifically but never did anything with it except for one live performance, it was called "Spiraling Tower Of Human Bones". We may call on him for the next studio effort though...
-DC-002- - 16.02.2012 at 11:36  
Rating: 9 Altrusian Moon - A Lo-Fi Collection Of Psychedelia and Space Rock came out recently and it's just as listenable. Good, good, good.
InnerSelf - 15.06.2012 at 17:26  
  Just finishing my first play through and oh do I regret not listening to it last year, it sounds like top 10 material. And on a different but related note : thank god for Bandcamp
tea[m]ster - 15.06.2012 at 21:36  
Rating: 8
Written by InnerSelf on 15.06.2012 at 17:26

Just finishing my first play through and oh do I regret not listening to it last year, it sounds like top 10 material. And on a different but related note : thank god for Bandcamp


Yea, BitterCold brought to my attention how much of an idiot I am: Sleestak are from my hometown, Milwaukee. Never knew about them until he rec'd me this album. Good stuff.
Ag Fox - 17.06.2012 at 16:19  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 15.06.2012 at 17:26

Just finishing my first play through and oh do I regret not listening to it last year, it sounds like top 10 material. And on a different but related note : thank god for Bandcamp
you've committed the sin of voting before listening to all the nominees? *gasps*
InnerSelf - 17.06.2012 at 19:41  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 17.06.2012 at 16:19

Written by InnerSelf on 15.06.2012 at 17:26

Just finishing my first play through and oh do I regret not listening to it last year, it sounds like top 10 material. And on a different but related note : thank god for Bandcamp
you've committed the sin of voting before listening to all the nominees? *gasps*

I did *hides his face and runs to weep in the corner*
theembryo - 14.07.2013 at 08:43  
Rating: 9 "Disturbance of the Cocoon" Fucking brilliant!

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