Album cover depicting "Soft Self-Portrait With Grilled Bacon" by Salvador Dali, painted circa 1941.
|Studio album by Sleep|
|Recorded||1991 at Razor's Edge in San Fransisco, California, USA|
|Genre||Doom Metal, Sludge Metal|
|Label||Very Small Records, Tupelo Recording Company|
|Producer||Billy Anderson, Sleep|
| N/A |
| Volume One |
| Volume Two |
Volume One is the debut album by California stoner metal band Sleep. This album however is much different from the stoner metal they are known for as Volume One displays more of a doom/sludge metal sound in the vein of Neurosis and early Melvins.
Not long after Sleep's formation the band went to Razor's Edge studios to record Volume One. "The Suffering", "Anguish" and "Scourge" are all re-recordings from the band's days as Asbestosdeath. Volume One would be released sometime in 1991 on CD, Vinyl and Cassette. "Scourge" would be omitted from the cassette and vinyl versions of the album.
This is notably the only album to feature founding member Justin Marler on guitar and vocals, as he would depart from the band in fall 1991 to become an orthodox monk.
The vinyl edition of the album would remain out-of-print for years until it was reissued in 2014.
|7.||"The Wall of Yawn"||5:32|
- Al Cisneros - Bass, Vocals
- Matt Pike - Guitar, Vocals
- Justin Marler - Guitar, Vocals
- Chris Hakius - Drums
- Billy Anderson - Engineering, Producer
- John Yates - Graphic Design
|Current Members||Al Cisneros • Matt Pike • Jason Roeder|
|Past Members||Chris Hakius • Justin Marler|
|Albums||Volume One • Sleep's Holy Mountain • Jerusalem • Dopesmoker • The Sciences|
|Live Albums||Sleep Live at Third Man Records|
|Extended Plays & Singles||Volume Two • The Clarity • Leagues Beneath|
|Associated Bands and Artists||Asbestosdeath • Dejection, Unclean • Om • High on Fire • Neurosis • Kalas • The Sabians • Shrinebuilder • Denver Colorado 09.05.10 • Billy Anderson • Arik Roper • David V. D'andrea|