Header

EARTH

Experimental/Post Metal • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Earth picture
Earth biography
EARTH was formed in 1990 by guitarist, vocalist and percussionist Dylan Carson with vocalist Slim Moon and guitarist Greg Babior and took their name from the original band name of Black Sabbath.
Carlson was notable for being friends with Kurt Cobain from Nirvana as well as having purchased the same gun Cobain would later kill himself with.
Although the band originated from Olympia, Washington, they later moved to the far bigger Seattle area where they are currently based.
From the album "Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars" released in 1995 which features one live track and 4 songs taken from a 1990 demo, Kurt Cobain notably features on vocals on the song Divine and Bright.
Of interest is that the band SunnO))) whom originally formed as an Earth tribute band, named themselves after Earth's guitar amplifiers they used, Sunn amps, and SunnO))) would also use these amplfiers
Earth released a split with SunnO))) in 2005, "Angel Coma".

WHY THIS BAND IS IN THE ARCHIVES: Earth are known as the pioneers of drone doom, a heavy, minimalistic style of music and in the case of Earth, often long, complex and highly detailed compositions

Earth official website

EARTH MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

EARTH forum topics / tours, shows & news


EARTH forum topics Create a topic now
EARTH tours, shows & news Post an entries now

EARTH Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to EARTH

Buy EARTH Music


That's the Way of the WorldThat's the Way of the World
SBME SPECIAL MKTS. 2008
Audio CD$2.86
$0.01 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MAHLER SONG OF THE EARTH~REINER/CHICAGO SYMPHONY~7 1/2 ips LIVING STEREO REEL US $9.99 [0 bids]
31m 31s
Clutch - Earth Rocker Live 2 LP NEW Picture Disc vinyl studio + live limited ed US $29.99 Buy It Now 32m 34s
LP RARE EARTH ECOLOGY **GERMAN ISSUE** **VG+ VINYL** 111 US $8.99 Buy It Now 32m 47s
EARTH, WIND & FIRE EN MEXICO - MEXICAN LP funk rare US $8.00 Buy It Now 34m 46s
MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND Chance 1980 CLASSIC ROCK LP US $14.00 Buy It Now 34m 46s
SONGS OF EARTH WATER FIRE AND SKY ** orig. US issue 1976 Native American US $9.99 Buy It Now 35m 36s
Earth Prayer by Douglas, Bill US $10.97 Buy It Now 35m 38s
EARTH INCUBATOR - Caturday (CD, 2011) Noise/Ambient/Experimental/Breakcore US $6.99 Buy It Now 38m 39s
Jackie Mclean : Rhythm of the Earth CD (1992) US $7.11 Buy It Now 39m 22s
Heaven and Earth: The Mestiza Voyage by Perla Batalla (CD, 2000, Mechuda Music) US $5.00 [0 bids]
40m
Every Day Is Earth Day (Incl. Prairie Town By Neil Young & Randy Bachmann) CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 40m 12s
Various Artists : Down to Earth CD (1994) US $3.99 Buy It Now 42m 38s
Earth Music by Junior Vasquez (CD, Apr-2002, Tommy Boy) US $5.00 [0 bids]
42m 51s
NEKTAR "DOWN TO EARTH" LP 1974 GERMAN PROG US $9.99 Buy It Now 43m 13s
Unknown Artist Black Earth CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 43m 15s
GRAVETEMPLE The Holy Down CD Southern Lord Attila Csihar SUNN Earth Mayhem Oren US $8.00 [0 bids]
45m 38s
Weeks, Sarah Im an Animal: Songs of Earth As Animals CD US $3.72 Buy It Now 46m 17s
Last Night on Earth - factory sealed US $26.00 Buy It Now 49m 34s
Mike Oldfield Earth Moving Mini LP CD JAPAN VJCP-68842 US $16.50 [10 bids]
51m 44s
KHANATE Things Viral CD Southern Lord SUNN Burning Witch OLD Plotkin KTL Earth US $10.00 [0 bids]
52m 46s
Mike Oldfield - Songs Of Distant Earth Japan CD w/OBI WPCR-125 US $39.99 Buy It Now 53m 36s
SUPER HITS - Earth, Wind & Fire - CD (Shining Star, Saturday Night) US $0.95 [0 bids]
55m 1s
A Town Called Earth by Greyboy Allstars (CD, Jun-1997, Greyboy Records) US $5.00 [0 bids]
56m 53s
LEGENDARY STARDUST C - RETRO ROCKET BACK TO EARTH/THE LEGENDARY - NEW CD US $13.88 Buy It Now 57m 21s
EARTH QUAKE 8.5 LP US $9.00 Buy It Now 58m 32s
THE PENGUINS EARTH ANGEL/HEY SENORITA Dootone 348 45 RPM Doo Wop R US $3.99 [0 bids]
1h
Rhythm Heritage-Last Night On Earth-LP-ABC Records-987 US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
1h
Donna Allen-Heaven On Earth-LP-1988 Oceana-Sticker-VG+ US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
1h
Country Joe McDonald-Rock+ Roll Music from Planet Earth LP Vinyl US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
1h
Earth Crisis by Steel Pulse (CD, Elektra ) US $5.00 [0 bids]
1h 3m
RARE The Penguins EARTH ANGEL 78 Record RED DOOTONE 348 US $99.99 Buy It Now 1h 8m
Earth, Wind & Fire-Turn On (The Beat Box)-12"Single-Vinyl Record-Columbia- NM US $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Earth Wind & Fire-I Am Boogie Wonderland-12"-Columbia US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $2.99 Buy It Now
1h 11m
Festivals of the Wicked CD ICED EARTH ( FREE SHIPPING) US $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 14m
Hardfloor - Funalogue EP - 1994, Planet Earth Recordings NEW US $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 15m
Jefferson Starship-Earth-LP-OG Sleeve-Vinyl Record-NM US $2.49 [0 bids]
US $3.24 Buy It Now
1h 18m
Down to Earth by Ozzy Osbourne (CD, Oct-2001) - Complete - Very Good US $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 18m
Earth,Wind & Fire/Elements of Love/Exc. Cond. US $2.70 Buy It Now 1h 18m
The Colour : Between the Earth & Sky CD (2007) US $3.89 Buy It Now 1h 23m
PAT BENATAR Live From Earth USA, 1983, Chrysalis FV 41444,Sealed US $7.00 Buy It Now 1h 24m
SEVENTEEN EVERGREEN - LIFE EMBARRASSES ME ON PLANET EARTH-CD US $0.99 [0 bids]
1h 25m
First Impressions of Earth [PA] by The Strokes (CD, Jan-2006, RCA) US $8.00 Buy It Now 1h 26m
EARTH WIND & FIRE WITH THE EMOTIONS BOOGIE WONDERLAND 12" VINYL RECORD US $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 27m
NEW SEALED CASSETTE TAPE SKYCLAD THE WAYWARD SONS OF MOTHER EARTH US $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 29m
Elements of Love: Ballads by Earth, Wind & Fire (CD, May-1996, Sony (USA)) US $5.00 [0 bids]
1h 32m
The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Volume 1 by Wind & Fire Earth (CD, 1986,Columbia) US $5.00 [0 bids]
1h 34m
2 lp lot (3 vinyls) japan david sylvian gone to earth '87 taking the veil ep '86 US $35.00 Buy It Now 1h 35m
Owen Hart - Earth Control LP 1st Press/400 Black (Converge/Iron Lung/Graf Orlock US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
1h 40m
Spaceship Earth / Pete Seeger and more. 1972 Columbia US $14.00 Buy It Now 1h 43m
HILLSONG MUSIC AUSTRALIA - Touching Heaven Changing Earth (CD 1998) US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
1h 43m
Spirit Level Of Earth & Sky CD US $4.34 Buy It Now 1h 44m
THE RIMSHOTS Down To Earth LP NEW SEALED R&B FUNK SOUL VINYL US $13.66 Buy It Now 1h 48m
Lot 4 Rich Mullins Mint CD CCM Christian Jesus Songs Winds of Heaven Stuff Earth US $14.95 Buy It Now 1h 49m
Blue Fuze CD Dose of Earth NEW Blues Rock US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 53m
APHOTIC - Stiffness Grows CD 2004 Flood the Earth Records US $14.99 Buy It Now 1h 54m
Earth, Wind & Fire-Turn On (The Beat Box)-12" Single-Columbia-Vinyl Record-VG+ US $3.29 [0 bids]
US $4.28 Buy It Now
1h 54m
Mother Earth - Make A Joyful Noise LP VG/VG s US $8.99 Buy It Now 1h 55m
Dusted Angel : Earth-Sick Mind CD (2010) US $10.00 Buy It Now 1h 56m
SUNDAY FUNNIES PSYCH RARE EARTH LABEL EX+ US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 57m
PROMO WHITE LABEL RARE EARTH JAPAN OBI ONE WORLD GATEFO US $129.99 Buy It Now 1h 58m
Iced Earth : Alive in Athens (2CDs) (1999) US $5.22 Buy It Now 1h 58m
Earth Wind & Fire-i Am-columbia-arc-lp-og Inner Sleeve US $3.49 [0 bids]
US $4.54 Buy It Now
1h 59m
Mc Gee Que-A Strong Rhyme To Step To-12" Single-King of Earth-Vinyl Record-NM US $3.49 [0 bids]
US $4.54 Buy It Now
1h 59m
DAWN SMITHSON - EARTH MACHINE * - NEW CD US $14.55 Buy It Now 2h 5m
"R&B Soul" "The 5th Dimension" 'The Greatest Hits on Earth" "Rare LP" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 5m
"R&B Soul" "Earth Wind & Fire" "Last Days and Time" "Rare LP" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 5m
"R&B Soul" "Earth Wind & Fire" "Open Your Eyes" "Rare LP" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 5m
CD. a-ha / Minor Earth Major Sky / 13 tracks CD / Made in Germany US $6.57 Buy It Now 2h 7m
1976 LP THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS MEN FROM EARTH A&M RECORDS NEAR MINT US $12.49 [0 bids]
US $24.99 Buy It Now
2h 7m
"R&B Soul" "Parliament Live" "R Funk Earth Tour" "2 Rare LP's" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 8m
DIXIE DREGS dregs of the earth LP US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 11m
"Classic Rock" "Sugar Loaf" "Spaceship Earth" "Rare LP" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 12m
45 Record MARTIKA - I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE - VG+ US $1.99 Buy It Now 2h 14m
"R&B Soul" "Brooke Benton" "This Bitter Earth" "Rare LP" US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 17m
2 CDs - Earth Wind & Fire Millennium Reprise & Gratitude 2 Record Set Columbia US $3.99 [0 bids]
US $5.95 Buy It Now
2h 19m
Paul Kantner-The Planet Earth Rock & Roll Orch-LP-RCA Victor-AFL1 4320-Near Mint US $3.79 [0 bids]
US $4.93 Buy It Now
2h 20m
Monroe,Bill - My Last Days On Earth 1981-1994 US $100.00 Buy It Now 2h 21m
The Greatest Mozart Show on Earth by Andras Schiff, ... US $0.99 [0 bids]
2h 22m
EARTH OPERA S/T ELEKTRA PETER ROWEN DAVID GRISMAN Americana Rock Psych SEALED US $9.99 [0 bids]
2h 23m
CLASSICAL POWER 5 CD SET CLASSICAL MUSIC FIRE WATER ICE AIR EARTH TIME LIFE US $9.99 [0 bids]
2h 24m
EARTH WIND & FIRE - RAISE! -GATE FOLD COVER-COLUMBIA-TC 37548-"SEALED"-"SEALED " US $35.00 Buy It Now 2h 26m
MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND The Roaring Silence 1976 CLASSIC ROCK LP US $13.00 Buy It Now 2h 27m
Robin Trower-For Earth Below-LP-Chrysalis-CHR 1073-Vinyl Record US $3.99 [0 bids]
US $5.19 Buy It Now
2h 28m
SUPER RARE! Heaven & Earth Fantasy LP TEST PRESSING! NM Wax & Sleeve! Funk Soul US $59.99 Buy It Now 2h 28m
Jerry Lee Lewis Greatest Live Show On Earth Original Smash LP Nice VG++ US $14.95 Buy It Now 2h 28m
DIXIE DREGS - DREGS OF THE EARTH 1980 ARISTA STERLING PROG ROCK LP NM US $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 32m
New Wave Goes to Hell CD Rock Pop 15TRACKS w/Planet Earth, Call Me, Fade To Grey US $0.99 [0 bids]
2h 32m
Hell On Earth Demon Alien Angels CD US $10.28 Buy It Now 2h 33m
BEE GEES LP IDEA SD33-253 DOWN TO EARTH SWAN SONG 0831 R VG- C VG- (LP-6483) US $5.49 Buy It Now 2h 33m
STEEL PULSE Earth Crisis USA 1984 Elektra LP Vinyl Record Original OOP US $28.14 Buy It Now 2h 33m
1988 Shockabilly Earth Vs. Shockabilly LP US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $23.00 Buy It Now
2h 34m
Steve Books : Rare Earth CD (2000) US $7.49 Buy It Now 2h 36m
The War Of The Worlds-Earth Under The Martians-2 LP-Gate-Booklet-Columbia US $4.49 [0 bids]
US $5.84 Buy It Now
2h 37m
CAT STEVENS LP BACK TO EARTH SP4735 NEW YORK TIMES 0825 R VG/EX C VG (LP-6308) US $5.49 Buy It Now 2h 38m
joe satriani - not of this earth (US)1986 LP original issue rel 88561 vinyl NM US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $20.00 Buy It Now
2h 39m
Siigned - Blue Corn, Red Earth by Ronald Roybal CD, Jan-2003, Ronald Roybal US $8.99 Buy It Now 2h 40m
Jimmy Catlett Waiting To Fall From the Earth CD US $13.63 Buy It Now 2h 42m
U2 Last Night On Earth Japan Cd Single Ltd Edtn Mint US $25.00 Buy It Now 2h 42m
* JEFFERSON STARSHIP "EARTH" GRUNT-BXL1-2515 1978 NEAR MINT EMBOSSED VINYL LP * US $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 45m
Earth Charter: Unesco CD for Young People, Various Artists, Excellent Special Ed US $1.00 Buy It Now 2h 45m

More places to buy EARTH music online Buy EARTH & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for EARTH DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

EARTH shows & tickets


  • SCS #043 || Earth (US) + Kasan (DE) + Joscha Bauer (DE) on 1 Aug 2014
  • Earth + Nadja at Lido, Berlin on 2 Aug 2014
  • SuperUho Festival on 3 Aug 2014
  • Earth + Rose Windows at Arena, Wien on 5 Aug 2014
  • Earth + Pretty Lightning at Schlachthof, Wiesbaden on 7 Aug 2014
  • EARTH on 8 Aug 2014
  • Earth + Oiseaux-Tempête at Point Ephémère, Paris on 9 Aug 2014
  • Freakscene's Summer Bummer on 10 Aug 2014
  • Earth + O at Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht on 11 Aug 2014
  • Earth at Whelan's, Baile Átha Cliath on 13 Aug 2014
  • Earth at CCA / Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow on 14 Aug 2014
  • ATP, Pitchfork & Primavera Sound Present Jabberwocky on 15 Aug 2014
  • Earth at Gorilla, Manchester on 15 Aug 2014
  • Earth on 3 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude + Wreck and Reference at Midtown BarFly, Sacramento on 8 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco on 10 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles on 11 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Yucca Tap Room, Tempe, AZ on 12 Sep 2014
  • Earth, King Dude, True Widow on 17 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta on 19 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Kings Barcade, Raleigh on 20 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC on 21 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Great Scott, Allston, MA on 23 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn on 24 Sep 2014
  • The Pygmalion Festival on 25 Sep 2014
  • Midpoint Music Festival 2014 on 25 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia on 26 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Record Bar, Kansas City on 30 Sep 2014
  • Earth + King Dude at Larimer Lounge, Denver on 1 Oct 2014
  • EARTH with King Dude at The Complex in SLC, UT on 2 Oct 2014

EARTH discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

EARTH top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.12 | 20 ratings
Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
1993
4.00 | 8 ratings
Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions
1995
4.00 | 8 ratings
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
1996
4.43 | 14 ratings
Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method
2005
3.29 | 9 ratings
Hibernaculum
2007
3.75 | 40 ratings
The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
2008
3.51 | 21 ratings
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
2011
3.42 | 12 ratings
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
2012

EARTH Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars Live
1995
4.00 | 1 ratings
070796
2003
3.00 | 2 ratings
Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword
2005
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live Hex: In A Large City On The North American Continent
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Europe 2006
2007
4.00 | 2 ratings
Radio Earth - Live 2007
2008

EARTH Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

EARTH Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Legacy Of Dissolution
2005
3.00 | 3 ratings
A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction
2010

EARTH Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.25 | 4 ratings
Extra Capsular Extraction
1991
0.00 | 0 ratings
Divine And Bright
2003

EARTH Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 1993
4.12 | 20 ratings

BUY
Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by siLLy puPPy

4 stars One of the benefits of grunge toppling the ever stagnating dominance of the glam pop metal scene was that formerly totally underground strains of music suddenly found an audience. Heavily influenced by The Melvins, the Olympia, WA based group EARTH released their debut album in 1993 and created some of the very first ambient metal that would pretty much kick off a whole new subgenre called drone metal. EARTH's music totally bucked the trend for metal to be heavier and faster with ever more complex compositions and impossibly fast solos. EARTH took the most extreme opposite approach and created a type of music that metalheads and punk rockers might listen to while they do yoga or soak in a hot tub or just want to chill out without leaving their favorite distorted music far behind.

This is an album that I find intriguing. The distortion is a satisfying way cool fuzz that feels as if the shadow of the underworld has cast itself in the light and and an impending dread that is simultaneously ominous and relaxing lurks about on every repetitiously decelerated musical motif. I find myself liking this on rare occasion but it is certainly a rare listen that demands the right mood. My main complaint is that if you want to endure the entire album it is quite lengthy with a running time of over 73 minutes. Of course, there is no law that dictates you must absolutely listen to the entire album. I find this kind of ambient metal most effective as a backdrop to other activities but it is entertaining in its own right, however as a nascent stage of drone metal I find EARTH 2: SPECIAL LOW FREQUENCY VERSION lacks enough diverse elements to keep me coming back to it on a regular basis. It is influential for sure but when the mood strikes to listen to this type of music I prefer the later albums by Sunn O))) or Boris. Still though, a must for aficionados of cutting edge ideas in the constant diversifying world of metal music. 3.5 rounded up

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 1993
4.12 | 20 ratings

BUY
Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Ground zero for the drone variant of doom metal, Earth 2 is a seminal fusion of the doomiest end of metal with a grungy sort of ambient music, to create a musical soundscape in which guitar riffs last forever and extend off into the horizon, going to who knows where. Like the best ambient albums, it's equally good as music to listen to with your full attention and as a background piece which fades into and out of your consciousness. Not for everyone, and certainly after I'm done listening to it I find I'm in the mood for something faster, but anyone with even a mild interest in drone metal will want this one.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.51 | 21 ratings

BUY
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by darkprinceofjazz

5 stars I have thoroughly enjoyed this slab of prime doom and gloom mood music, Absolutely desolate, churning Blues doom, the 20 minute ending track reminds me of the doors track, The end. kept wishing Jim would pop in for a visit, I have been investigating more of this genre of music, The post rock Doom sound, Slow as a glacier, but heavy, and flowing. I never seem to wish for speed. I indeed Do find the best of this style very stirring. and never boring. this album is one of the best I have heard. and not a synthesizer to be found. How about that. easily 5 stars in my book. I understand the 90's stuff from this band is really different and even Heavier.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 1993
4.12 | 20 ratings

BUY
Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by 40footwolf

5 stars The appeal of an album such as "Special Low Frequency Version" is difficult to rationalize to oneself, much less explain to another person, so this review is going to be very brief.

This album is mostly Dylan Carson repeating a few riffs tuned to the lowest possible frequency imaginable; however, this description does not truly do justice to the actual listening experience.

Imagine, for a moment, that it's the end of the world. You hide in your bomb shelter and you cover your ears and close your eyes as the earth shakes itself apart. When you emerge, you find something curious: While the buildings around you have fallen down and the streets are littered with corpses, you notice that the sun is still hanging in the sky and that it is still a bright, sunny day. And you notice a flower blooming from the wreckage of the post office, and think to yourself, "Perhaps this is a form of beauty". And if one of the last of the towering skyscrapers deigns to crumple atop you, you may think to yourself, "Perhaps this, too, is beautiful."

And that's "Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version". Listen to it for yourself and see if I'm not wrong.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.51 | 21 ratings

BUY
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Conor Fynes
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 'Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I' - Earth (6/10)

A metal band with a characteristically un-metal sound, it can be swiftly agreed upon that the American drone music ensemble known as Earth has made quite a shift in their sound over the years. From their early days as pioneers of the burgeoning drone metal scene, Earth has now gravitated towards a more cinematic, psychedelic sound, which some might even liken to post-rock. With Earth's latest output, the band makes little change in their overall sound from the previous album, so while fans of the band can expect no derivation from the existing course, 'Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light' maintains the quality of their minimalistic, atmospheric drone, although the stylistic repetition and consistently relaxed nature of the album will no doubt lead to some listeners zoning out before long.

True to the title, 'Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light' deals with parallels; opposites. Despite a generally relaxed, chilled sound to the album that runs throughout the hour or so of music here, Earth does it in such a way that there is always a slightly unsettling, lingering element to the sound. A pleasant groove may be followed along, and suddenly it will meet a strange chord change, a chilling moment of guitar feedback, or added flourish that gives the experience quite a bit more than merely listening to the same repetition over again, as many might think when first hearing the band. It is through this that the album becomes very listenable throughout, although it's true that the album does wear thin after about halfway through. While the first couple of songs are quite interesting and still sound fresh, the album generally starts to lose its steam as the songs get longer. This culminates in the closing title track, which is far too listless and long, ultimately feeling as if it ends the album on a very weak point, and could have been left off of the album entirely.

From the first song (and highlight) 'Old Black' onwards, Earth does not stray far from their granted course; even two minutes in, the listener will know what to expect for the next fifty- eight. Slightly distorted guitars slowly and carefully craft textured riffs that really know how to build well, overtop very relaxed and minimalistic drum work. Throughout much of the album, the use of cello is heavily used to add an extra layer to the sound, an element that Earth hasn't used so generously before this. The sum of the parts ends up sounding like a cinematic soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic Old Western.

Earth may do what they do to perfection, but it's the lack of variety that really does the album in. While it may be the perfect piece of music to crowd around the bong with, a more intent listen goes the show that it is about twice as long as it should be. A relaxing journey this is indeed, but if Earth insists of making a long album, they must warrant it through the music.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.51 | 21 ratings

BUY
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by J-Man
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Descent to the Zenith

Over the years Earth has been a pioneer of the drone/doom genre, and with each new release they've been shifting their sound again and again. Although I jumped on the bandwagon pretty late with these guys, their newest effort, Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1, should undoubtedly please followers of the prolific act. The repetitive and dreamlike trance that characterizes the entire album isn't nessacerily my preferred listening style, though it's hard to deny quality like this. Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 isn't a flawless album, but it's many positive traits make up for most of the drawbacks. Fans of the much heralded The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull will definitely want to check out Earth's latest opus sooner rather than later. This is a difficult album to approach, and not essential for casual Earth listeners, but it's certainly a unique experience that I've enjoyed taking part of.

Although Earth is often considered a metal band, there are absolutely no traces of metal on Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1. The music here is a repetitive, yet still complex, mix of instrumental blues, post rock, avant garde, and jazz improvisation put into a drone-sounding melting pot. Although not my favorite genre of music, this is a unique, one-of-a-kind album that transports you into another world. My biggest complaint here is that there is a bit too much repetition, almost to the point where I completely lose interest. A good 15-20 minutes could've easily been cut off the album, especially from the closing title track, which, at over 20 minutes in length, is way too long for music this repetitive and dreary. There are some great songs here, however, that definitely boost my enjoyment factor. Songs like "Old Black", "Father Midnight", and "Hell's Winter" are all great, if a tad monotonous. The compositional aspect here relies heavily on repetition and simplicity, but it is often effective and enjoyable. The musicianship and production are both highlights of the album; both are professional and very well-done.

Conclusion:

Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 isn't an album that I'll put on often, but there's enough quality music here to satisfy fans of Earth and their ever-evolving sound. This is a good album to listen to with the lights off and volume set high. It's not something you can absorb in a casual listening session, nor is it something that's easy to grasp on first spin, but it can prove to be a rewarding experience in the end. 3.5 stars are well deserved for another high-quality release by Earth. If my personal tastes trended more towards the style of music presented here, I could definitely see myself going with a higher rating.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.75 | 40 ratings

BUY
The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Dim
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Metal to sleep to.

Actually it's very debatable whether you can actually call this metal at all. Earth started out as a drone doom band, with a pretty high ranking in the musical world (or, high enough to have Kurt Cobain do guest vocals on quite a few songs), but I dont own any albums before Hibernaculum at the moment, so dont take my word for it. Anyways, now they play extremely slow paced stoner rock, with Krautrock, and obvious western theme influences, and "The bees made honey in the Lions Skull" is a testament to this clearly unique, and suprisingly soothing style of music.

With two Bass players, a piano/organ player, and the incredble melodies of Dylan Carlson on guitar, this album delivers slow, ambient songs to put you in a calmed trance-like state, feeling almost weightless. Unlike post rock, or ambient groups though, the music is not made off of layers of soundscapes, or multiple guitar tracks and effects, instead they use heavy distortion, and simple riffing to gently meander from passage to passage, with pianos to play with the guitars, and organs to set a backround. Acidic guitar lines are sometimes brought in to enhance the trippy effect the songs have on you, while the drums keep a thundering yet soft and slow tempo to bring the songs in. In the end, you have a collection of songs to gently nod your head to and peacefully enjoy. No song is particularly week, and though I wouldnt say any track is more intense than the other, "hung by the moon" is particularly beautiful, with some incredible piano, and a brilliant jazzy chord progression.

Normally I crave busier music, and Earth's contemporary bands such as Sunn O))) are a bit too ambient for me to get into. This album, however, relly hits the spot, a perfect chill out album! Havy, but in a serene way. Calm, but in a way that can keep my attention. So, whether you need some backround music while writing a review on progarchives, or crave some chilled out stuff to sleep to, or some music to space out and let your mind wander to during history calss (my personal favorite), dont let this album pass you up, a gem in the pantheon of sleepy stoner rock. 4 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Hibernaculum by EARTH album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.29 | 9 ratings

BUY
Hibernaculum
Earth Experimental/Post Metal

Review by philippe
Special Collaborator Content Development & Krautrock Team

3 stars Earth is a prolific, powerfully massive-krauty-doom rockin band whose music is in the vein of Boris, SUNNO))) but less metallic and less noisy. Their musical signature is focused on tripped out lenghty dronescapes. This album doesn't really differ from previous efforts but I would like to say that is probably the most creepy one. Each track is built on slow moving minimal guitar textures, ultra-minimal patterns with a constant immersion into dark, grandiose, spacious landscape. The ambience is utterly dark, monolithic, depressive and nightmarish. Hibernaculum is a furious blackened doom rock album with discreet influences from the ritualistic austerity of old hypno-krautrockin' bands as Paternoster (...) My favourite from Earth with the funereal-cinematic-western like The Bees Made Made Honey in The Lion Skull. Neophyts should start with the more melodious and gorgeously epic Hex.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to HughesJB4 for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 2.73 seconds