Earth – Primitive and Deadly

With some additional vocals from Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi, Earth embarks on another gloomy, psychedelic, guitar-led journey.

Stream Earth’s Primitive and Deadly

One of my favorite metal bands ever has seen fit to put its latest full-length album up on Bandcamp for all to hear and purchase. YES! AMAZING! GREAT! WOW! FANTASTIC! YES! YES! YES!

The music is right there, so I’ll just allow this gloomy, psychedelic monster speak for itself. If this album grips you, make sure to head back into Earth’s discography and check out releases like Bees Made Honey In the Lion’s Skull, Hex, and Earth 2. Enjoy!

Earth- Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Though the second installment of Angels of Darkness, Demons of light fixes some of the issues I had with the first, I can’t seem to shake this incredibly strong feeling of musical deja vu.


Earth- “The Corascene Dog”

Ever since one of my all-time favorite rock bands, Earth, dropped the album Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I, I’ve been anxiously waiting for the album’s sequel to be released. As you might remember from my review of that album. I was a fan of the songs, but somewhat on the fence with the addition of cello in Earth’s music. The mix, in my opinion, wasn’t exactly complementing this new instrument, making the overall sound of the record somewhat muddy.

From what I’m hearing, that issue seems to be cleared up a bit. The cello, bass, guitar clearly have their own space on this new track, “the Corascene Dog,” and each flow slowly and heavily in the music.

Look out for this new Earth LP via Southern Lord on Feb. 14th.

Earth- Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I

Earth’s first installment of Angels of Darkness, Demons of light is a hefty dose of the same medicine they’ve been feeding us since Hex in ’05. When it comes to concocting musical sedatives, Earth’s receptive is still pretty potent; however, I’m having trouble calling this LP as interesting as its predecessor.

The most noticeable change this time around is some longer song lengths and a lot of bowed instrumentation. Of course, I’m a fan of the cello, but the production here doesn’t exactly find a flattering place for it in the mix. Instead, it seems jammed in a spot that makes the guitar and bass stand out significantly less, which is really why I came to this showdown in the first place.

It’s still dark and moody music. I’m just feeling a little less magic this time around. Maybe the sequel will be better.



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