Earthmover
Death Carved In Every Word


4.0
excellent

Review

by god ov dem USER (12 Reviews)
October 17th, 2013 | 18 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bone-crushing.


True heaviness can be a difficult thing to come by these days when it comes to metal and hardcore. Sure, you can trigger your drums as much as you want, and use as many pedals or fancy amps as you desire, but true heaviness is an attitude; something that comes from within you. If you try to force it, it will just seem mechanical, passionless, and maybe even dull. Earthmover, however, seem to find the perfect balance of passionate heaviness on their second and final LP, Death Carved In Every Word.

From the beginning, this album is big. Starting with a loud, downtuned guitar chord held and left to ring with pounding drums crashing around it, the atmosphere of the record is introduced in mere seconds. Splashes of dissonance are peppered throughout, until nothing is heard but mounds of feedback.

Then it starts. The vocalist comes in, pissed as hell, and all the other band members join in on the angst, making a large, bone-crushing assault on the ears. While mostly drudging along at a mid-paced groove, the track shows that this band is not afraid to enter crusty D-beat sections and just plain go old school hardcore.

Having said that, they are also very susceptible to the breakdown. Fear not, however, because this is 1998 metalcore, not 2008. Instead of having multiple breakdowns per song (or even starting a track with one), they only insert them where they sound like they work. Where they add to the flow of the song, seem like the logical next step in the song structure, and, of course, bring the heavy. While they do typically chug along in typical metalcore fashion, the band (utilizing two guitars, I believe) brings in dissonant overarching guitar lines to bring a truly epic and massive feel to the song.

The production only adds to the sheer size of this album. With mammoth guitar tones, a pounding drum sound, it really does sound like it was recorded in the center of the earth. The bass, while usually buried, has a wonderful slinky sound to it as well, making the few moments where it pops up pretty exciting.

All in all, if you are into hardcore, or even heavy music in general, there’s no reason not to like this. It riffs, it chugs (but not too much!), and, most importantly, it’s passionate. And that’s the most important thing in music. It’s not about money. It’s about truth.



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demigod!
October 16th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

review is kinda shit lol wrote it in like a half hour. but sup, this album rocks.

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MeatSalad
October 16th 2013


14712 Comments


Pos bro, neat lil review. this sounds cool

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tommygun
October 16th 2013


24989 Comments


pos mite jam

BallsToTheWall
October 16th 2013


44644 Comments


Big old Earth Crisis fan so im digging this. Nice review

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demigod!
October 16th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yeah, Earth Crisis fans would definitely enjoy this. personally, i think it's better than Destroy the Machines. maybe not Firestorm, though.

thanks for the pos' guys but i think this review is kinda weak lol

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
October 16th 2013


1647 Comments


Sounds bad ass

JustinKing
October 16th 2013


1337 Comments


I plan on ordering a copy of this sometime soon. I used to jam these guys back in the day.

demigod!
October 16th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

album destroys. if you could recommend anything similar to it, that'd be great.

JustinKing
October 16th 2013


1337 Comments


Reminds me a bit of Disembodied, and definitely of Integrity. Apathy isn't too far off, either. Also Deadguy, Bloodlet, Deluge, Harvest, Morning Again, Out to Win, Ringworm, Overcast, Aftershock, etc.

ResidentNihilist
October 16th 2013


1110 Comments


Very good album, especially as this comes from the shittier chugfest side of metalcore that all the Earth Crisis clones seemed to popularise. Good review Dem.

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JasonCarne
October 17th 2013


274 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck yes, this album kills. Tracklisting is super messed up though.

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demigod!
October 17th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

damn yeah it is. wasn't me lol

jamming this again now, fucking kills agreed. more people oughta listen to it

ITS NOT ABOUT MONEY
ITS NOT ABOUT MONEY

demigod!
October 17th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

nah its more badass than that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fNg9Qxl_cQ

ResidentNihilist
October 17th 2013


1110 Comments


Arkangel as well Dem. Hope You Die By Overdose is actually pretty bloody good.

demigod!
October 17th 2013


44727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

sweet, i'll have to check 'em out

TheMoreira
October 17th 2013


7182 Comments


Pos'd, you got me interested in this with some well delivered lines.

Seems chaotic as all hell, might check it!

FourthReich
October 17th 2013


17911 Comments


neg'd

Owantjaaaa
October 17th 2013


3335 Comments


Pos
Don't like earth crisis and congress, but I lovve integrity
So I guess I'll check this out

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