Whatever your definition of "heavy" is, you will need to redefine it after hearing the early works of Earth! Earth was the first band to play drone metal; extremely heavy ambient music created by blaring down-tuned guitars, played at the pace of a death march, without any drums or vocals. Earth played this noisy, slow form of doom up until their second album, 'Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions'. After that, the band began to experiment with a lighter, quieter form of Psychedelic Rock. Overall, the band's early works have been extremely influential to the likes of Boris, Sunn O))), and practically every drone metal band out there today.
|Ouruboros/16 rpm||1991||Jaw Preston||7 inch|
|Earth/Unknown||1991||Jaw Preston||7 inch|
|Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions||1995||Subpop||CD|
|Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars||1995||Blast First||Compilation|
|Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons||1996||Subpop||CD|
|070796 Live||2001||Autofact||Live CD|
|Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars||2001||No Quarter||Re-release|
|Earth/KK Null Split||2003||Autofact/Important||Split 12 inch|
|Divine and Bright||2004||Autofact||7 inch|
|Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword||2005||Mega Blade||CD|
|Legacy Of Dissolution||2005||Southern Lord||CD|
|Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method||2005||Southern Lord||CD|
|Angel Coma||2006||Southern Lord||Split LP|
|Live Hex In A Large City On The North American Continent||2006||Archive||Live CD|
p.o. box 30534 Seattle
|Extra-Capsular Extraction (1991)|
|Earth 2 (1993)|
|Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions (1995)|
|'Ouruboros' and 'Unknown' are actually bootlegs made from stolen live tapes!|
The 'Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars' contains, amongst others, a demo track where Kurt Cobain (famous from Nirvana) is the vocalist. He also features as vocalist on the 'Divine and Bright' 7".
'Angel Coma' is a split with Sunn O))).