EARTH
Non-Metal / Drone Metal / Hard Rock • United States

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The most well-known Earth is an american drone doom band formed in 1990 in Olympia, Washington, USA by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior. They are pioneers in the minimalistic and repetitive form of doom metal known as drone doom. The band at some point moved to Seattle where Carlson forged a strong friendship with grunge music icon Kurt Cobain, who sang lead vocals for the song Divine and Bright on the live album Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars. Cobain also appeared as a "specialist" on Earth's 1990 debut release Extra-Capsular Extraction, and sang backing vocals on A Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge Part 2. Joe Preston, who played bass briefly with the Melvins, also appears on this 3 song CD.

Dylan Carlson has been the driving force of the band and still remains the core of an everchanging line-up. As of the release of their most recent album (entitled
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.. Album Cover 4.14 | 19 ratings
Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Drone Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 3.62 | 5 ratings
Phase III: Thrones And Dominions
Drone Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 3.86 | 6 ratings
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 6 ratings
HEX: Or Printing In The Infernal Method
Non-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 14 ratings
The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
Non-Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 8 ratings
Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light I
Non-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.75 | 5 ratings
Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light II
Non-Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Primitive And Deadly
Non-Metal 2014

EARTH EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Extra-Capsular Extraction
Drone Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Earth / K. K. Null
Non-Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Angel Coma
Drone Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Earth / Tribes Of Neurot
Non-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Earth / Sir Richard Bishop
Non-Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Boa / Cold
Non-Metal 2014

EARTH live albums

.. Album Cover 3.01 | 3 ratings
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars
Drone Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
070796 Live
Drone Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword
Non-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Live Hex: In A Large City On The North American Continent
Non-Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Live Europe 2006
Non-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Radio Earth: Live 2007 2008
Non-Metal 2008

EARTH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

EARTH re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Legacy Of Dissolution
Non-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 4.12 | 6 ratings
Hibernaculum
Non-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 2.52 | 2 ratings
A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra-Capsular Extraction
Drone Metal 2010

EARTH singles (3)

.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Methadrine
Drone Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Ouroboros
Drone Metal 1991
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Divine And Bright
Drone Metal 2003

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.. Album Cover
2.50 | 1 ratings
Extra-Capsular Extraction
Drone Metal 1991

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EARTH Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

Album · 1993 · Drone Metal
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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.

EARTH Hibernaculum

Boxset / Compilation · 2007 · Non-Metal
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SKwid


This is the start of my review of the Earth album Hibernaculum. I thought I heard a cellphone ring, maybe not. The slow mulling cloth of sound is softly rubbing the skin of my ears. The droning beat pushes your body through a rhythmic pulse as it would be having a massage. I almost feel as though I'm in the American south.. In a vast dead ghost town. The notes, the cries, call to you as bringer of hopeful news of things that can be achieved. And with that the song fades onto the back of my skull and the next song takes my attention. Pointy fangs of a large wolf emerge from my wall. The poster on the wall hangs as a skull, a token to those lost. I increase the volume to increase the sensation and pump more experience into my head. But country Western has come to save the day. But he has been infected with the virus too. A card flickers on the wall but the wall itself vibrates on its own. And the surprise? It has started. About halfway now, I'll make this journey yet. In the tree is a friendly monster waving at me, desperately vying for my attention. My eyelids fly off like flaps. My face is playing racecar while my hand melts into my thighs. I can't believe this isn't a cure for something already, it's so pure and raw. The barbarians prepare for an epic battle and I remember that as a kid I used to call a lot of things reinforcements. But whats he going to do, cats already got the second floor, nothing he can do about it now. So long as it stays over there and we say over here, we will be fine. The windows open their wings to hope and the forking if hopeful escape. And then I fell asleep.

I Reviewed this in the same way that i set out to review other drone albums, because i think that drone is more about the experience of listening to the music than musicianship or technical prowess.

I really enjoyed this album and would recommend it to anyone interested in some great drone.

EARTH Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

Album · 1993 · Drone Metal
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Warthur
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.

EARTH Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light I

Album · 2011 · Non-Metal
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Conor Fynes
'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.

EARTH The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull

Album · 2008 · Non-Metal
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Pelata
Beginning life in 1991 as an ultra-heavy, distorted, Drone Doom band, Earth created some of the most mind-numbingly massive instrumental music on the planet. As the years went on Earth found itself developing a few more textures & different tones, yet the band has lost none of the atmosphere it has always been known for. Virtuosity be damned, Earth is all about minimalistic mood creation.

2008′s The Bees Make Honey In The Lion’s Skull is another glowing example of the band doing what it does best…creating moods. The music made by Earth, then and now, is much more about perception and influence surrounding the listener with a vibe than anything else. This is music that can transport you…that can move you…than can calm you…that can energize you. It can make you close your eyes or clench your teeth. It can soothe you and it can frighten you. Words like “atmospheric” and “ambient” get tossed around so much they almost become meaningless, but they’ve never carried more meaning than when describing Earth.

There are many, many bands creating music in this genre. But there are few who do it with the conviction Earth displays. 7 tracks, 54 minutes, of droning, melodic excellence. Ignore this, and you’re ignoring art.

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