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Earth – Full Upon Her Burning Lips – Album Review

Earth – Full Upon Her Burning Lips – Album Review by Killian Laher

Earth is the band name for a project by American musician Dylan Carlson, and it is something of an institution.  Having released eight albums over the last twenty years or so of long, mainly instrumental tracks, at this stage you know what you’re getting.  You don’t listen to Earth, you sit back and let it wash over you, you feel the music in your gut rather than your head.

On their first album in nearly five years, they have dropped any guest vocalists and embellishments from previous album Primitive and Deadly, scaling back to long droning guitar pieces, like Black Sabbath on valium walking through quicksand.  Each track kind of flows into each other but that’s kind of the point.  Cats On The Briar seems to contain three or four chords as opposed to the usual two, while The Colour of Poison rocks a little harder than the rest.  If you already buy into this band’s style, you won’t be disappointed here, as these repetitive, droney tracks lull you into a dark stupor.

Track List –

1. Datura’s Crimson Veils
2. Exaltation of Larks
3. Cats On The Briar
4. The Colour of Poison
5. Descending Belladonna
6. She Rides An Air of Malevolence
7. Maiden’s Catafalque
8. An Unnatural Carousel
9. The Mandrake’s Hymn
10. A Wretched Country of Dusk

Cats On The Briar:

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