Tuesday Teardown: Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I Jan 18, 2011

“Father Midnight” from Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I

Earth were the pioneers of atmospheric and instrumental doom. For decades they’ve been pulverizing amplifiers and droning out epic ballads to the sirens of metal. Much as the name of their newest album implies, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I is an exploration into the dichotomy of good and evil, right and wrong and what happens when the tables are turned. Much as their previous work has explored these notions but it’s never been more apparent until now. How does an instrumental band convey such imagery? Well, for one, through artwork and another way is by cultivating each track with song titles like “Ouroboros Is Broken”. While Earth leaves lyrics and vocals out of the story, their albums always cater to a specific fundamental ideology: you don’t need vocals to sculpt a beautiful landscape.

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  • Street Trash

    Homie shot Kurt.

  • jay

    Dylan Carlson? False.

  • Naterd00d

    Thank god for this post, i have been trying to get everybody to listen to this album (despite that it isn’t out yet afaik)