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The Pilgrims of Weed: Sleep – “Dopesmoker”

Bandcamp really started to take off for me when I could start getting older albums from established bands, instead of having to drag myself through the muck of iTunes. For every batch of new albums I pull from Bandcamp, I always find one or two classics that I had missed out on owning. One such example; “Dopesmoke” by Sleep.

“Dopesmoker” and Sleep in general, are legendary. Their influence on stoner and doom is still felt today and their tracks are just as crushing now as they were close to twenty years ago. Any conversation involving Sleep, or Matt Pike for that matter, will eventually bring you around the the resin-bound tome that is “Dopesmoker”.

A single song, detailing the odyssey of the Weedians to the riff-filled land over an hour of advanced Sabbath worship and danky fucking riffs. It’s an album that wouldn’t be sold by their label, an album that ultimately lead to the breakup of Sleep. It’s a hash burning meditative state, dragging you through the magnificent Sandseas to the grow-room of the temple of Hasheeshian.

Drop out of life with bong in hand
Follow the Smoke toward the Riff filled Land
Drop…out of life with bong in hand
Follow the Smoke toward the Riff filled Land

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