Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method


4.5
superb

Review

by HeadphoneJunkie USER (4 Reviews)
April 5th, 2010 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sound of Thunder

Long have I been a dedicated fan of Drone Doom, and many bands have come and gone, or changed genre or just started making really uninspiring music. This is especially a crime when one is dealing with such a niche genre. Earth have been of those who, since 1989, have been producing high quality music, with evolving style and sound. Quite an achievement for this particular genre.

Listening to Earth, as with all music from this genre, is a very unique experience, and you either love it or hate it. Some may think of it as depressing, I see it as reflective music. Music I listen to when I am browsing the web, relaxing on my bed sometimes even while reading appropriately themed books. But it works best when you want some time to yourself, ideally with headphones. If you close your eyes it won't take long before you're sucked into a whole new world. Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method will take you down a road new for Earth, one that has elements of country music in it. The slide guitar and broody atmosphere are signs of that. plus the incredible album art which was influenced by Cormac McCarthy's western novel Blood Meridian. The of the album comes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. The album came out in 2005, after several years of absence. The reason was Dylan Carlson, lead instrumentalist and brain behind Earth, was going through legal and drug problems. Interestingly enough, he was the person who bought the shotgun for Kurt Cobain, which he used to commit suicide with... apparently.

This album is one of the most sincere and emotionally charged rides on a very slow roller coaster you will ever have! It takes great talent to create something this complex and this slow at the same time. Many bands can boast with technical ability and push the limits of speed and technique, but Earth have something else and very sinister. They mould music and sound into an almost ethereal experience, a journey of the soul, taking you places you will love and fear. Be ready to be shaken to the core by a brooding underground tremor of power.


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Blood Meridian shows that it is not just some postmodern Western tale, but is a great influence to a...


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TheSpirit
April 5th 2010


17946 Comments


stop posting reviews, you've already been told on other threads, and soon (probably this review) you're just gonna get negged.

7997
April 5th 2010


10 Comments


shut the fuck up thespirit you're a fucking queer

taquitos
April 5th 2010


74 Comments


pos'd

TheSpirit
April 5th 2010


17946 Comments


and you're charles sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo










i don't care

taquitos
April 5th 2010


74 Comments


he cares enough to reply

any14doomsday
April 5th 2010


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So whats this album sound like ?

iBosley
April 5th 2010


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules

Plutonio
April 5th 2010


474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So, no matter how hard this is for me to say, Rationalist actually did a far far far better job than his contemporary here. Mainly because he desribed the music.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 6th 2010


6222 Comments


I'm a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy's work.

and i really enjoyed the "The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull" album.

I should check this asap.

Digging: Seduced (AT) - The Proclamation

Plutonio
April 6th 2010


474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^^This>>>>TBMHITLS

iBosley
April 6th 2010


268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

truth

Plutonio
April 7th 2010


474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

mos def



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