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    Posted: September 19 2012 at 19:25
As a fond follower of the drone pioneers Earth, I was ecstatic to see them featured in the Archives! However, browsing around the forums here... I don't see too much love for them. I personally enjoy Earth's recent material (The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull, Angels of Darkness/Demons of Light I & II). So any Earth fans out here? 
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I have only AoDDoL1&2.  They are both good, if perhaps too repetitive.  I like 2 better than 1 if only because it's a little more "trim", you might say.
What do their earlier albums sound like compared to these?
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Originally posted by infocat

I have only AoDDoL1&2.  They are both good, if perhaps too repetitive.  I like 2 better than 1 if only because it's a little more "trim", you might say.
What do their earlier albums sound like compared to these?


Their stuff from the 1990s is a lot more electric. Pentastar: In the Style of Demons (1996) was more distorted, and had a very metallic feel to it, save for one track that consists of two piano chords (Sonar and Depth Charge, I believe). Earth 2 (1992) is definitely their heaviest, and really inspired the "wall of sound" drone music is known for. Hex; or Printing in the Infernal Method was released ten years after Pentastar. That album was the new sound that Earth is currently using on AoDDoL.
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I thought this was gonna be about the pre-Sabbath band.   Carry on.

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This Earth did take their name from the pre-Sabbath band, so...
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I have The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull...not bad but a little too samey throughout. The drumming in particulat is underwhelming. But the opening two songs are great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 19:26
Originally posted by Man With Hat

I have The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull...not bad but a little too samey throughout. The drumming in particulat is underwhelming. But the opening two songs are great.


Well, this type of music IS called drone... so I'd expect to be a little samey LOL Anyways. TBMHITLS is definitely my favorite Earth record, and it ranks in the top 100 for experimental/post-metal here in the Archives. To be fully honest, I really do enjoy the title track the most.
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The topic title caught my attention :3

Which track/album would you recommend to a drone newcomer ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2dogs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2012 at 14:35
I once played "Earth 2" while lying in bed with a high fever caused by chickenpox and heard all sorts of weird sounds but it never sounded quite the same afterwards so I sold it in the end.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2012 at 00:15
Originally posted by Chozal

The topic title caught my attention :3

Which track/album would you recommend to a drone newcomer ?


I'd listen to Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version, and The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull. They are both VERY VERY different, but both show how different and varied drone music can be.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I just listened to "The Bees" and found it quite mellow and atmospheric compared to the ambient metal of "Earth 2". Repetitive loops can be very hypnotic.

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Some music from early 70s you might find interesting -

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