This is where they began ( sort of ), so it isnt fair to compare it to the later more complexed and honed Kyuss sound.
I held out on buying this as the reveiws lead me to beleive it may not be as good as the later albums. It certainly is , its just different, which is nice because its raw, and you get a better impression of the band as 'One', very cohesive.
The bass is imense ( sorry Reeder ),as much as I dont want to like the chap, Oliveri sparked something special there. All aspects of this album are very good, just because it doesnt have the same unusual but fantastic production as the later albums, doesnt meen its badly produced ( this was mentioned in another review ).
This is a straightforward, raw Kyuss, and an absolute MUST HAVE! The very srong, and sure footed foundations for a legacy.