Drone-metal pioneers Earth have always, despite playing decidedly within their genre, managed to develop their style enough to stay distinct and relevant with each release, from the stoner-friendly grunge of their early years to the desolate, quiet soundscapes of Hex
to the dry, dusty rumbles of The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
and on to the cool, arid and remote heights of the double-album Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light
. Which is why it's such a disappointment that Primitive and Deadly
, for all of its potential, is such a regression for the band.
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