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Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull

Southern Lord

The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull - sleeveThe progression from early Earth to modern Earth makes perfect sense, to me at least. Behind the change from dirty droning guitars to country doom, Earth retain a distinctive quality. The sound has changed, and the lineup has changed around Dylan Carlson, but the quality remains: a slow slow moving riff looping round and round, seemingly going nowhere, and catching you out when you start to think that. The riff is, and always has been, one of the keys to Earth. Where the early sound was as stripped down as possible, often solely consisting of a slow ultra-sparse grunge churn, modern Earth has started the process of building up again.

The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull, and Hex before it, has a much more detailed sound. Earth

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Wolves In The Throne Room/Naked Shit – Earth/Sir Richard Bishop (live at The Underworld)

The Underworld, London 10 and 12 February 2008Naked Shit Naked ShitThe day after a chunk of Camden Market burnt down, Southern Lord‘s finest black metal act touch down in The Underworld. Thankfully the conflagration was at the other end of the High Street, so the gig continued as scheduled with the only hint that something had occurred being the line of police officers across the road by the tube station.

Support act Naked Shit are notable not only for their terrible name, which at least sparks debate as to whether it’s a nude turd or an excretion performed in the altogether, but for the presence of a horse as the bass player. OK, so it’s really a man in a suit with

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