Apogee is the second studio album by American stoner metal band Bongzilla. It was released on May 2, 2000, through Ritual Records, and re-released in 2004 by Relapse Records. It contains three songs recorded in the studio and four recorded at a live concert.
The album was recorded at Earhammer Studios in San Francisco, California, with producer Kurt Ballou. The live tracks were recorded at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, on October 27, 1999.
Apogee is a heavier and more aggressive album than Bongzilla's debut, Here Come the Roaches. The songs are longer and more complex, with more focus on the band's instrumental prowess. The lyrics are still all about weed, but they are also more introspective and personal.
The album was well-received by critics and fans alike. It was praised for its heavy sound, its catchy melodies, and its powerful performances. The album has helped to establish Bongzilla as one of the leading bands in the stoner metal scene.
|Sub-Genre: Doom / Sludge / Stoner
|Catalog No: HPS213.
|Color: Black Shell w/White Imprint.