Has there ever been a more metal album title than ‘Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions’? If so then we’re yet to find it. And verily, if there were ever a band who deserved to claim the crown of most-metal-record-name, that band would be Earth. The group’s sophomore LP (yes, the ‘3’ makes it confusing) is more varied than their previous work. Droning doom-metal is still the order of the day here - see the peyote-hazed ‘Tibetan Quaaludes’ - but we also find Earth taking in arid noise (‘Phase 3: Agni Detonating Over the Thar Desert’) and stumbling upon the sort of beatific pastures that would later come to influence Sunn O))) ('Thrones & Dominions').