Full Upon Her Burning Lips by Earth

Dylan Carlson looks older all of a sudden. Mind you, Earth have been putting out records for some 30 years and, to be honest, I’m probably remembering what he looked like from a picture in 1991. Anyway, this is the new album pre-grunge metal duo Earth and it’s called Full Upon Her Burning. LP and CD on Sargent House.

Limited Vinyl Double LP £28.25 SH209LPIX

Indies only Crimson / Black Galaxy coloured vinyl 2LP on Sargent House. Limited edition of 500 copies.

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Black vinyl 2LP on Sargent House.

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REVIEWS

Full Upon Her Burning Lips by Earth
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9/10 Will 21 May 2019

Clocking in at over an hour with just ten songs, Earth’s new album ‘Full Upon Her Burning Lips?’ isn’t for the faint of heart so I strapped on the pacemaker and got stuck in. Right from the off, with opener ‘Datura’s Crimson Veils’, it feels like you’re wading in thick, claggy, sonic soup. Not that there’s a lack of clarity, the music is just so slow and languid but with a malevolent twinkle in its eye; it’s a bit like the sonic representation of a cheetah skulking around in some long grass. You can just sense the potential.

Earth helped spawn a scene that includes Sunn O))) and you can really hear this in the huge, elephantine guitar booms peppering the album. This album is heavy, there’s no doubt about it, but there are also interesting melodic changes. There are moments where Carlson introduces a major fourth chord or a flourish of cadences that seem influenced by a genre as disparate from metal as country. This shows that this isn’t a purely monolithic sludge-fest.

I loved this album. It manages to be spacious while also filling up your headphones. You can hear Dylan Carson’s lightness of touch combined with the power of his guitar playing, the clarity of the production mixed with the treacly thickness of the instrumentation, and subtle beauty completely entwined with baleful power. I’ve used up all the words I have to describe heavy music now so I have to end it there.


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