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  • Summary: The fourth full-length surprise release for the Northern California stoner metal band is its first new album in nearly two decades.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 24, 2018
    90
    Simply put, cannabis is the medium through which this album should be listened to; otherwise, its greatness will never be revealed to the non-believers. .. When sober, 14 minutes for a song is a little long; stoned, it's not long enough.
  2. Apr 26, 2018
    84
    It’s substantive enough to warrant its extended genesis and boost Sleep’s legacy, not just reaffirm it.
  3. 83
    Roughly half the tracks being available prior to this release isn’t much of an issue when they are of such high quality, and the fresh tracks are some of the best the band have ever written. The group seem rejuvenated with a long road ahead of them.
  4. Apr 24, 2018
    80
    At least Sleep are honest about their decision and are committed to seeing it through to its heavy, bong-rippin’ end. And by that standard, they’ve created another masterpiece.
  5. Apr 24, 2018
    80
    Sleep are telling us they have been experimenting in the laboratory-studio on their rare strain of heavy music, turning the art of thundering stoner rock into a science. And with that fusion of the two cultures, this album delivers the monument to their craft they have long promised.
  6. Apr 24, 2018
    80
    For the most part, they don’t disappoint.
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  1. May 3, 2018
    9
    Iv'e never been a huge fan of stoner metal, but the album may have won me over. With great instrumentals over the long run time on each songIv'e never been a huge fan of stoner metal, but the album may have won me over. With great instrumentals over the long run time on each song are amazingly well crafted that the 12-14 minute long songs don't feel like they drag on. Even with the long run time on some of the songs it still left me wanting more. Expand