Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Rank: #27 / 758
USER SCORE
81
Based on
13 ratings

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100
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Overall, this album contains some of the most original and hypnotically brilliant rock music ever recorded.

90
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

It’s freeform and vividly Technicolor, washes of sound more like words on a page or colours on canvas open to interpretation, rather than the more precise cinematic directions of say, a script.

90
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II is the sound of old rope; tough, unassuming, stained and shined with use.

80
The 405
The 405

Its clear that Earth and Carlson are shaping up to continue to successfully innovate and transcend instrumental styles and genres for some time to come.

80
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

This album’s not metal, but it’s still heavy as all get-out. It’s also incredibly beautiful and soothing– perfect music for laid-back late-night hours.

79
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

This version of Earth has simply given Carlson more room and more assistance to explore, well, darkness and light-- in his own time, of course.

78
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Whereas Part I is predominantly riff-based with an improvisatory tinge, Part II feels more unstructured and portrays a very different band.

75
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

At its best, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II shimmers and mesmerizes like a mirage; but like a mirage, it also quenches less than it should.

70
musicOMH
musicOMH

There's a lack of grinding guitars, but the essence of Earth remains at the heart on these compositions.

60
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Look, it's Earth, still with the new cellist and bassist in tow, saddling up for another funeral march toward the bleak horizon.  

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DETAILS

February 14, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Southern Lord / Label
Experimental / Genres
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Added on: December 18, 2011