This debut album by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats is not as doom metal driven as it's follower Blood Lust is. Vol 1 is mostly a raw heavy psych record with some doom hints in some of the tracks. The music is highly Black Sabbath influenced and the cover art does it's job really well. This album sounds like it could have been recorded in the early 1970's England in the same smoky studios were Sabbath, Budgie and bands like that recorded their albums.
The album includes superb material like "Dead Eyes of London", "Lonely and Strange", "Vampire Circus" and "I Don't Know" for example but the highlights are hard to choose. The whole record is in a nice balance and each one of these eight songs have something different to offer for the fans of heavy psych and stoner rock. Their second one Blood Lust is considered to be their best album so far but people shouldn't forget this debut record either. It's still probably my favourite album by these dudes.
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