Released as a surprise at midnight on 4/20, legendary, and genre defining, stoner metal band, Sleep, has unleashed their follow up to the stoner metal staple Dopesmoker. Released through Jack White’s Third Man Records, no less. The band, and the genre, is known for its slow, chugging riffs and otherworldly lyrics. On both fronts The Sciences delivers.
Sleep makes music to nod off to, using prolonged song structure, stretching out to over ten minutes on some tracks, to create an atmosphere designed to be lost in. One of the keys to creating their signature vibe is a drum and bass guitar that operate in lock step. Sleep has one of the best rhythm sections going by way of keeping a repetitive riff propulsive, not robotic. Continue reading “Sleep – The Sciences”