Earth 2 (album)

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Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Studio album by Earth
Released February 3, 1993
Recorded August 1992, at Avast Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Drone metal
Length 73:13
Label Sub Pop (SP185)
Producer Earth, Stuart Hallerman
Earth chronology
Extra-Capsular Extraction
(1991)
Earth 2
(1993)
Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version is the first full-length studio album by the drone metal band Earth. Produced by Earth and Stuart Hallerman, it was released on February 3, 1993, on Sub Pop Records. The album was influential in the development of drone music and drone metal genres.[2] Celebrated as a "milestone" by Terrorizer's Dayal Patterson, he described it as "a three-track, 75 minute deluge of feedback and distorted guitars that marked the blueprint for what lead singer/guitarist Dylan Carlson at the time coined 'ambient metal'"[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Ned Raggett of Allmusic gave the album a positive review, stating: "If Carlson and his bassist du jour, in this case Dave Harwell, weren't quite Sub Pop's answer to the ranges of UK guitar extremism from the likes of Godflesh, Main, and Skullflower, Earth still came pretty darn close to it, creating a record even the Melvins would find weird." He added: "Earth 2 dedicates itself to the proposition that there's no such thing as too loud, trudging, or doom-laden." while describing the closing track as "ambient music completely and totally suffused with threat and fuzz."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Seven Angels"   15:38
2. "Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine"   27:04
3. "Like Gold and Faceted"   30:31
Total length:
73:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Dylan Carlson – guitar
  • Dave Harwell – bass guitar
  • Joe Burns – percussion on "Like Gold and Faceted"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ragget, Ned. "Earth 2". Allmusic. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "More than Words". Spin 27 (4): 54. May 2011. ISSN 0886-3032. 
  3. ^ Patterson, Dayal (November 2005). "A Spell in the Wilderness". Terrorizer (137): 18–19. 

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