Volume One
Sleep Volume One
Album cover depicting "Soft Self-Portrait With Grilled Bacon" by Salvador Dali, painted circa 1941.
Studio album by Sleep
Released 1991
Recorded 1991 at Razor's Edge in San Fransisco, California, USA
Genre Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
Length 45:48
Label Very Small Records, Tupelo Recording Company
Producer Billy Anderson, Sleep
Sleep chronology
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.


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An original press of Volume One signed by Marler.

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.

Sleep - Volume One (1991) Full Album

Sleep - Volume One (1991) Full Album


No. Title Length
1. "Stillborn"   6:18
2. "The Suffering"   5:12
3. "Numb"   3:30
4. "Anguish"   5:37
5. "Catatonic"   6:04
6. "Nebuchadnezzar's Dream"   5:32
7. "The Wall of Yawn"   5:32
8. "Prey"   3:46
9. "Scourge"   5:02
Total length:


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  V·T·E  Sleep
Current Members  Al CisnerosMatt PikeJason Roeder
Past Members Chris HakiusJustin Marler
Albums Volume OneSleep's Holy MountainJerusalemDopesmokerThe Sciences
Live Albums Sleep Live at Third Man Records
Extended Plays & Singles Volume TwoThe ClarityLeagues Beneath
Associated Bands and Artists AsbestosdeathDejection, UncleanOmHigh on FireNeurosisKalasThe SabiansShrinebuilderDenver Colorado 09.05.10Billy AndersonArik RoperDavid V. D'andrea
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