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Old 05-16-2018, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a goddamn classic. I wish their other albums were as good because they really nailed the heaviness on Dopesmoker. Voted 10/10.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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holy mountain is at least twice as good
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This album is unbelieveably boring. Is the video stuck on a loop? Nope. It's just actually that monumentally repetitive and uninteresting.

It's got a nice, heavy sound - but Matt Pike's other band, High on Fire, exists - so I don't need this album.

It's a got a few moments where something almost happens, but they only seem refreshing because the rest is such a non event. Dopesmoker indeed - but I don't touch that stuff so...

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Hypnotic plods at their best.

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This album is unbelieveably boring. Is the video stuck on a loop? Nope. It's just actually that monumentally repetitive and uninteresting.

It's got a nice, heavy sound - but Matt Pike's other band, High on Fire, exists - so I don't need this album.

It's a got a few moments where something almost happens, but they only seem refreshing because the rest is such a non event. Dopesmoker indeed - but I don't touch that stuff so...

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I love High On Fire and I love Sleep, but they're two completely different moods for me. I can't imagine substituting one for the other. Where High On Fire are high octane rock 'n roll that makes me want to drive fast, Sleep, especially on Dopesmoker, are vast and almost meditative. The mood of the album is similar to Tuvan throat singing to me. It's not surprising that two thirds of Sleep went on to form the very meditative band Om.
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I love High On Fire and I love Sleep, but they're two completely different moods for me. I can't imagine substituting one for the other. Where High On Fire are high octane rock 'n roll that makes me want to drive fast, Sleep, especially on Dopesmoker, are vast and almost meditative. The mood of the album is similar to Tuvan throat singing to me. It's not surprising that two thirds of Sleep went on to form the very meditative band Om.
Yeah, you're right, High on Fire was a bad example. I'd forgotten how much fast paced Motörhead inspiration was fueling that band.
I'm just so bored by this Sleep album. The whole "let's play this riff for one hour" gimmick and the way Matt Pike is literally singing just one note for the duration is just impossible for me to appreciate. It's just not how I listen to music.
I'd probably get along better with both other Sleep albums and other somewhat similar bands.

It's just that I'm not a fan of stoner and sludge metal to begin with. At all.
So an album like Dopesmoker just has "no" written all over it. I don't even think the 1 is an overreaction. I don't get anything out of the album at all.
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Yeah, you're right, High on Fire was a bad example. I'd forgotten how much fast paced Motörhead inspiration was fueling that band.
I'm just so bored by this Sleep album. The whole "let's play this riff for one hour" gimmick and the way Matt Pike is literally singing just one note for the duration is just impossible for me to appreciate. It's just not how I listen to music.
I'd probably get along better with both other Sleep albums and other somewhat similar bands.

It's just that I'm not a fan of stoner and sludge metal to begin with. At all.
So an album like Dopesmoker just has "no" written all over it. I don't even think the 1 is an overreaction. I don't get anything out of the album at all.
I'm just saying you need to approach that kind of music the way you would approach listening to Tuvan throat singing or Gregorian chants or Indian ragas. It's music that envelops you, not music you hum along to.

Also, I believe it's Al Cisneros singing on Dopesmoker, not Matt Pike.
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