Pentastar: In the Style of Demons

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Pentastar: In the Style of Demons
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 1996 (1996-07-23)
GenreDoom metal, drone metal, stoner rock
LabelSub Pop
Earth chronology
Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars
Pentastar: In the Style of Demons
070796 Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1.5/5 stars [1]

Pentastar: In the Style of Demons is the third full-length studio album by the drone doom band Earth. It has a more rock-oriented sound than their earlier drone doom work, although in a very minimalist style. "Peace in Mississippi" is a cover of the Jimi Hendrix song. The original vinyl release of this album has an alternative take of "Peace in Mississippi". The car depicted on the cover is a "Sassy Grass Green" Plymouth Barracuda with the car's iconic hockey-stick decal saying "Earth." The "Pentastar" named in the album title is an apparent reference to the brand logo of Chrysler, parent company of Plymouth and also a reference to the fact that this is the fifth CD by Earth (its predecessor being 1995's Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dylan Carlson, except where noted.

1."Introduction" 5:15
2."High Command" 5:50
3."Crooked Axis for String Quartet"Sean McElligot5:29
4."Tallahassee" 3:50
5."Charioteer (Temple Song)"Ian Dickson4:17
6."Peace in Mississippi"Jimi Hendrix5:56
7."Sonar and Depth Charge" 7:13
8."Coda Maestoso in F (Flat) Minor" 5:19


  • Dylan Carlson – vocals, guitar, vibraphone, piano
  • Ian Dickson – bass guitar, guitar
  • Sean McElligot – guitar
  • Michael Deming – organ
  • Michael McDaniel - drums