The first official Sleestak release. Originally intended as two EPs: "Library Of Skulls" and "Skylon Express", now combined as one full length album. This is free but also a "Name Your Price" download for those who wish to support the band directly.
Cover art by Matt Schmitz
Praise for "Skylon Express" :
"Definitely a good one to listen to when passing a fatty around with your best buds (pun intended)."
- Heavy Planet
"Wow, who places a weird Spacerock synth effect four sickingly heavy Stockholm-style Death Metal chords into what could have been an Entombed opus? Alternately, what group of musicians transition into an extended spaced-out Stoner Rock jam in the middle of what could have clearly been a Dismember song… about astronauts coping with existential, cosmic loneliness? Apparently, that’s the calling card of Milwaukee’s Sleestak who are, to their credit, whipping a vapor trial all their own as they drag Death Metal, Doom, Sludge, Heavy Psyche and Space Rock screaming out of the stratosphere behind them. They reside in their own dark part of the cosmos, I have to hand it to them. "
"The music is certainly enjoyable in and of itself… but I will be honest, the band scores some bonus points from me for taking a treasured part of my childhood and using it as the concept behind some interesting music. The music is every bit as heavy as some of the concepts integral to the plot of the show were."
"The lush tones of ‘Skylon Express’ conjures a mind altering, drug hazed blend of psychedelic doom fused rock that grabs you from the opening chords. This release is a heady cocktail of space rock that recalls the acid fried sounds of classic Monster Magnet colliding with the doom laden crunch of the original era Black Sabbath in a free flowing retro jam."
-The Sleeping Shaman
released May 10, 2010
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