This compilation of early Earth material is exactly what one is looking for if they need repetitive, droning, and oddly catchy soundscapes. The songs contained within are less drone metal than just extremely minimalistic and loud grunge. Either that or the patented tactic of slowing Black Sabbath songs way down, I can't really remember. It works wonderfully as meditative, reflective music, as something to get completely lost inside for a short while. "Ouroboros Is Broken" is probably the best example of this, because not once during the entire eighteen-minute song does the riff or the drumming ever sound played out or long-winded. It is one of the gifts Earth had and a gift seen in only a handful of other bands and projects around: to make repetition into a mesmerizing and worthwhile experience rather than a snooze-fest. It's actually pretty magical.