Podcast Episode
Season
Nine
number
465
Type
Album Review
Post Date
12/10/2019

Sleep

Do you like your music so heavy it makes you dizzy and question reality? Then Sleep's Holy Mountain might be the album for you.

Where is the line between rock and metal? What about stoner or desert? And what is doom besides a video game and bad movie? All questions worthy of discussion as we revisit the 1992 album Sleep's Holy Mountain by Sleep. Baked into the sound of Sleep is the ever-present influence of 70s Black Sabbath, but with an occasional pummeling dirge closer to The Melvins, while trafficking in the same sun-soaked low-end riffage of Kyuss. It's dark, heavy, psychedelic, drone-filled head-nodding rock that works best when the rhythm section gets to swing.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - The Druid
  • 17:00 - Evil Gypsy/Solomon's Theme
  • 25:20 - Holy Mountain
  • 30:31 - Inside The Sun
  • Outro - Dragonaut

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