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Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light 1


Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light 1

Sixth studio album from the Seattle-based doom drone band led by guitarist Dylan Carlson

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    This is Earth's best-realised work to date – stunning stuff
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  2. 10.0 |   No Ripcord

    Manages to redefine American roots music
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    They explore skeletal yet pronounced layered melodies inside their trademark drones, creating the aural equivalent of vast, utterly empty desert landscapes
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  4. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Earth have crafted a beautiful escape from this mania, one admittedly many will find stupefying dull upon a cursory listen, but dig a little deeper and a hidden gem of blissful escapism emerges
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  5. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    For its sheer, hypnosis-inducing intensity alone, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 ranks as one of the most compelling releases of 2011 so far
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  6. 9.0 |   AU Review

    A beautiful, slow-burning jewel of an album, proof that Earth’s continued march is unmissable
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  7. 8.0 |   BBC

    The rigorous restraint of Adrienne Davies’ drumming underpins Carlson’s virtuosic guitar playing
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  8. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Invites its listeners into that silent continuum that makes music whole
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  9. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    There's an immediacy at play that should captivate anyone looking for an entry point to his dark Americana
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Spacier than previous outings. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Might disappoint those enamoured with The Bees… It is a notably darker record than anything which Earth have put out since Phase 3
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  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Hellswinter refrains from overdosing on distortion before the title track's 20 minutes of funereal beauty. Print edition only

  13. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    This isn't a radical reinvention as much as it's a refinement; the backing band and its leader have never been better
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  14. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s difficult to keep this style of music from turning into atonal slop, but Carlson and his crew offer just the right amount of restraint to make it work
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