Primitive, but happy. That's more of a nail to the head. That's how you feel when you get fully involved with "Primitive & Deadly", the tenth Earth movement. Everything that has been the sound of the band for 25 years now comes together here: Psych, Doom, Drone, Fuzz and Stonerrock. With just five millstone-sized grindstones, each eight to twelve minutes long, the project around guitarist Dylan Carlson and drummer Adrienne Davies means a lot to its audience. Earth meanders in slow motion through his tracks, which with Sunn O)))s Bill Herzog, Built To Spill's Brett Nelson and Narrows Jodie Cox once again received renowned interpreters. With the huge instrumentals "Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon" and especially the manic "Even Hell Has It's Heroes" Earth show who is still in charge of dronerock. And the vocal tracks "There Is A Serpent Coming", "Rooks Across The Gates" as well as "From The Zodiacal Light" are more than just prettified by Mark Lanegan and Rose Windows Rabia Shaheen Qazi.
Top track: Even Hell Has It's Heroes