"Holy Mountain" is one of Sleep's most popular albums, and was released in 1992. The recordings that would become the album were originally sent to their future label as a demo. They immediately signed the band and released the recordings exactly as they were received. This record is widely considered to be one of the most important in the evolution of stoner rock.
Sleep is a heavy metal band from California most known for helping shape the entire genre of Stoner Metal. The group gained a lot of attention after their album "Holy Mountain" was released and then a few years later after their masterpiece "Dopesmoker" came out. After years of frustration with their record label, the band took a break for almost 20 years before coming out with a new album in 2018. They are most known for their slow, down-tuned bass, low guitar riffs, and hypnotic-inducing vocals. Sleep has used cannabis-influenced imagery since the release of their second album, and are huge advocates.