Earth   Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2005
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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | February 4th 16

Being one of the premier bands of drone music, Earth has a reputation for making some of the most influential and enjoyable drone albums out there. Hex is a much different beast from the likes of Earth 2 or Pentastar, as it leans more towards post-rock than drone. Still, there are still droning moments, and when combined with a huge influence from southwestern folk, you have what is essentially the soundtrack to riding through desert plains on horseback. It's like if Godspeed's "The Cowboy" was even more western and made to fit forty-six minutes. Truly, it's one of the virtues of Earth that they are able to change their style of writing and playing and still sound innovative and interesting. It sounds undeniably rural and gritty, and with ambient sections peppered throughout, it really puts you in that desert landscape. Hex is most certainly the culmination of their western-influenced style, and provides soundscapes with smooth and calming qualities.

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0.0 For Meatplow | June 26th 10

This was inevitable. In a genre where everything was becoming more intense, the band who formed the genre and proceded to intensify it (therefore inspiring other acts to be more abrasive and shocking; see: Khanate, Khlyst) would have to change things up a bit without alienating fans. And boy how did Earth do that to the drone metal genre! Their combination of alternative country, jazz, and instrumetal is spot on, usually trafficking in sustained drones and atmospherics. It's not heavy nor gravely; it's delicate and enchanting. Similarly, it's eclectic and original, thus solidifying it as one of the last decade's best releases.

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