Earth are a band from Seattle, Washington and one of the creators of drone metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Primitive And Deadly" which will be released in September by Southern Lord Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album leaning towards doom metal along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and all 6 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there are a great amount of drones present throughout the recording.
When solos and leads are utilized they are in a melodic progressive rock musical direction and after awhile clean singing vocals are added into the music and at time s the music has a 70's classic rock feeling to it along with some elements of blues and at times the music also brings in a proto metal atmosphere along with a few instrumental tracks.
Earth continue their drone metal sound while also adding in more elements of proto metal, blues, psychedelia and classic rock which takes their musical style in a different direction, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Earth and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "There is A Serpent Coming" and "Rooks Across The Gates". 8 out of 10.