Earth – Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method (Southern Lord, 2005)


Nick: are these people popular?

kind of, they’re not Beatles big but they’re certainly very influential.

I find that hard to believe, to me this music has no merit whatsoever.

I’m surprised the people playing it haven’t fallen asleep already, it’s so boring.

dictatorial governments worldwide should be using this for torture.

what do they call this?

well, they started of as drone metal I guess, but this is something different, it’s got more in common with country than metal don’t you think? very slow and dark country music.

country? what country? Albania during it’s worst historical time?

drone metal? emperors new clothes!

”this is so bad we have to give it a cool name or no one will like it”

maybe if a short snippet of it was used to score a scene in a movie it would be alright but stretched this far it’s unbearable, does it change at any point?

it always reminds me of one of your favorite authors.

and who’s that?

do you not pick up a heavy Cormac McCarthy vibe from this? Blood Meridian in particular?

well, if that were the case…I mean, that could be true if Cormac McCarthy’s books only contained six words each, this doesn’t show different vistas, it just goes relentlessly on saying the same thing.

the only thing connecting them is gloom.

glue or gloom?


(track 6 – An Inquest Concerning Teeth)

this one’s a little different than the ones that came before it.

I don’t hear it.

well in the middle it gets kind of, just barely hopeful.

(record ends)

oh good.

that had very few redeeming features.

so it did have some?


The legendary Earth, will be returning to Whelans in Dublin on the 21st of April thanks to the mighty men of U:MACK. Last time they played I got way too stoned, then minutes before they came on I got a call telling me a guy I knew had just died, the situation would’ve been highly comical had it not been so tragic.


One response to “Earth – Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method (Southern Lord, 2005)

  1. Nick’s in fine form in this one. I have to disagree with him though. Incidentally, Earth sure did get maudlin after Wind & Fire left the band.

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