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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 2 out of 28
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  1. Jan 23, 2016
    8
    This is a powerful filthy droneing mess complete with lyrics that sound like the long lost brother of Lemmy Killminster showering and crashing symbols.
  2. Dec 28, 2012
    10
    This album is essential if you are getting into stoner/doom/drone metal genre. It's extremely influential for artists as diverse as Wolves in the Throne Room, Black Bombaim or the Heavy Eyes. Listen to it, it's a great **** experience. Burn some incense, turn off the lights off and experience the Power of the Riff. 10/10 may sound too much, but this record deserves it!
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    9
    If you are at all interested in "doom" as a genre then this is an essential album...I don't believe in albums scoring 10/10 but this comes very close. Turn out the lights, get comfortable put on your headphones and zone out to this audio masterpiece
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94

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The Wire
    Aug 2, 2012
    80
    Were it only instrumental, Dopesmoker would be some kind of masterpiece. [Aug 2012, p.55]
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    100
    Cryptic and daunting, "Dopesmoker" is the quintessential stoner metal track. Sixteen years since its birth, it remains unsurpassed.
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    70
    If the first [issue] had sonic charms which seem extemporary, this one is somewhere between the sublunary murk of the earlier bootlegs, the original band-approved TeePee records version of 2003 and a brighter, modern-sounding studio demo, but it's not glaringly distinct.