Friday, January 28, 2011

The Bees Made Honey In the Lions Skull (2008)

The past few days have been horrible. I am incredibly sick and haven't been this sick in a long time. I have no energy to do anything except listen to music. This album sounds like how I feel. Slow and sludgy.

Earth's album The Bees Made Honey In the Lion's Skull is an unusual album. Earth, who started in the early 90's in Seattle, Washington, used to play distorted Black Sabbath-esque metal. The lead guitarist and original member since the beginning used to be roommates with Kurt Cobain and he even sings on a song from their first album. Over the years, they have proved that they are one of the best bands in heavy music today. But, the thing is, this album isn't that "heavy" per say. I guess Dylan started listening to country music and incorporated it into his songwriting. They play at 50 BPM but isn't boring at all. The album has so much depth and is an amazing album front to back. It sounds like if you took Black Sabbath and The Flying Burrito Brothers and threw them in a blender. Honestly, one of my favorite records of the 2000's. It came out on Southern Lord so that must say something. The soundtrack of impeding doom!



Anonymous Dire Wolf said...

Thank you very much for this, Nick. This album is quite something for me. Have a nice life, dude.

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