If I am being totally honest, there’s not a lot to be said about this album that I haven’t already mentioned in my review of this records predecessor ‘Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1‘. There are a few key differences, however, so let’s have a look at those.

This second volume continues on the theme of being a more positive experience to listen to compared to the far bleaker ‘Hex’, and ‘The bees made honey in the lion’s skull’. The album continues with the same lineup from before, most notably the striking cello of Lori Goldstein (as heard on Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ recording).

Now, I may be mistaken, but I don’t think part 1 of Angels of Darkness was improvised, this album is. Instead of the deadly slow precision found in most Earth recordings, this album feels a lot looser, even drunken at times. This is in no way a bad thing; luckily for the listener, Earth do improvising particularly well.

‘Multiplicity of Doors’ verges on the old, more melancholic Earth, and ‘The Corascene Dog’ retains the previous albums sugar-coated feel. It is ‘The Rakehell’ that really stands out for me though. It feels like a giant buildup, and just when you’re mind places a distorted guitar bursting through the thick, atmospheric milieu, the song gracefully exits. Perfect Earth.

This is a great  album, despite being very similar to its sister release. If you loved part 1, you’ll be wanting to go and add part 2 to your collection.


Ken Eakins


Earth are touring, go and see them:

09-03-2012 Brudenell Social Club Leeds

11-03-2012 Union Chapel London

12-03-2012 The Haunt Brighton

13-03-2012 Patronaat Haarlem Netherlands

14-03-2012 Het Depot Leuven Belgium

15-03-2012 La Maroquinerie Paris France

16-03-2012 Iboat Bordeaux France

17-03-2012 Azkena Bilbao Spain

18-03-2012 El Sol Madrid Spain

19-03-2012 Musichall Barcelona Spain

21-03-2012 L’Epicerie Moderne Lyon France

22-03-2012 Spazio 211 Torino Italy

23-03-2012 The Box Firenze Italy

24-03-2012 Auditorium Del Carmine Parma Italy

25-03-2012 Le Romandie Lausanne Switzerland

26-03-2012 Schlachthof Wiesbaden Germany

28-03-2012 Arena Vienna Austria

29-03-2012 Ut Connewitz Leipzig Germany

30-03-2012 Dobeska Theatre Prague Czech Republic

31-03-2012 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin Germany

02-04-2012 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark

03-04-2012 Truckstop Alaska Gothenburg Sweden

04-04-2012 Inferno festival Oslo Norway

05-04-2012 Strand Stockholm Sweden

06-04-2012 Nosturi Helsinki Finland

(all shows with Mount Eerie and Ô Paon)

About the Author

Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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