Earth is a US based drone/doom/experimental band with Dylan Carlson being the main composer and band leader. They’ve been around since 1989 in various incarnations. Angel Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I is the title of their latest album, so let’s see what it’s made of.
The music on Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Lights I is mostly instrumental. It’s slow, minimalistic and incredibly brooding and the massive presence of cellos and assorted strings give the album a hauntingly melancholic undertone. Compositions like Old Black, Father Midnight, Descent Winter and the title track are soundscapes, somewhat similar to what Bruce Lamont has done with Bloodiest and his own solo album.
This album has a more structured approach and melody is another key factor. This makes Angel Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I relatively accessible, but it’s still by no means easy listening music. The warm and vintage sound enhances the melancholy of this album.
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light takes you on a journey through musical soundscapes of hope and sorrow. Mere words aren’t enough to captivate the brilliance of this album. It’s simply breathtakingly beautiful.
Written by Raymond Westland