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Album of the Week - Earthless - From The Ages

Post by hellboy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:50 am

Well, no one else seemed to be in a rush to post an album of the week, so as I got sick of waiting I shall post my second in a row!

Earthless are an instrumental rock band from San Diego. I was lucky enough to see them last year and they were fantastic. Despite my general apathy for instrumental albums, I found this one to be excellent - right up there with the recent Russian Circles release, though this album goes more down the stoner or psych rock path rather than the Circle's more post-rock focus.

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Post by Calfium Jay » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:16 am

Eh. As far as "stoner, jam" bands go...I prefer Acid Mothers Temple.

I give it a 6 (just) out of 10.

The kind of music I might listen to on a humid, summer's evening while on a long drive in the country.
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Post by hellboy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:21 am

Well at least someone bothered to listen to it!

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Post by Ravenpig » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:25 am

Haven't gotten a chance yet, but I plan on listening and reviewing it.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:31 am

I'll probably listen to it eventually. I've heard of it, and have been meaning to check it out for a while now,but I just don't really feel like it right now.
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Post by not tyson » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:57 am

hellboy wrote:Well at least someone bothered to listen to it!
Should have posted it on the weekend

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Post by hellboy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:02 am

Not Tyson wrote:
hellboy wrote:Well at least someone bothered to listen to it!
Should have posted it on the weekend
Well, I was trying to give some one else a chance rather than post two in a row. Maybe this format is dead (again). Which would be a little sad, as while the Classic albums can be fun, personally I'd rather hear new or more obscure stuff.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:06 am

Well that's what you get for trying to have your cake and eat it too.
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Post by Kittaan » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:05 am

Excellent pick Hellboy. I am just finishing my second pass now and it kept my interest throughout.
Calfium Jay wrote:I prefer Acid Mothers Temple.
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Post by petemasterpete » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:41 am

hey, screw you. man ... I'll do what I want

anywho, listened earlier at work and found it enjoyable but not groundbreaking by any means ... sounded quite derivative of several very well-known classic rock bands in parts. Not sure I'd give it repeated listens with any regularity, but wouldn't have anything to complain about if I found myself somewhere and it was playing.

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Post by hellboy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:28 am

They're certainly not a groundbreaking band, nor do they (or I) claim to be. They are solid though, and instrumentally pretty good. On top of that a great live band. I'd probably give this album an 8/10.

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Post by MOG » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:02 pm

I'm gonna pull a hellboy and refrain from reviewing this on the grounds that hellboy has already posted multiple picks and is therefore abusing his authority and being a dick. Someone else NOT named hellboy or Tyson please make an AOTW pick.

Thank you. Carry on.

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Post by hellboy » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:42 pm

MOG wrote:I'm gonna pull a hellboy and refrain from reviewing this on the grounds that hellboy has already posted multiple picks and is therefore abusing his authority and being a dick. Someone else NOT named hellboy or Tyson please make an AOTW pick.

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Re: Album of the Week - Earthless - From The Ages

Post by MOG » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:11 pm

hellboy wrote:
MOG wrote:I'm gonna pull a hellboy and refrain from reviewing this on the grounds that hellboy has already posted multiple picks and is therefore abusing his authority and being a dick. Someone else NOT named hellboy or Tyson please make an AOTW pick.

Thank you. Carry on.
I called for some to pick an album and waited 3 days before posting. Put your money where your mouth is and make a pick next time...
How about I just put my dick where your mouth is instead?

I am mostly just fucking with you. We really do need to get this thing better organized though. It was a great idea, same with CAOTW....would hate to see it go by the wayside, even if you do skip every other review ;)

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Post by not tyson » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:26 am

Kick out the jams!

Pretty good, can't see myself revisiting, if they cut the fat and added a vocalist they could be contenders, but this is obviously more a band just having fun.

Gunna stop giving albums vague ratings out of 10 and use my words from now on.

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Post by Ravenpig » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:57 pm

Finally got to hear this and I dug it. Definitely goes down the "Stoner Rock" path more than anything. (Rhapsody has it as "Hard Psyche" whatever that is) "Equus October" reminded me of parts in In A Gadda Da Vida for some reason. I always like it when a band can throw up a 15 minute jam that feels like it went 5 minutes.

Solid stuff and wasn't what I was expecting from the description. 7/10
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Post by basejumper » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:26 am

Finally got to this one...Good stuff!
Probably would have made my top 10 list for this year had I heard it sooner!

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Re: Album of the Week - Earthless - From The Ages

Post by Kittaan » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:46 am

Listening to Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky right now (Sonic Prayer is badass)... goddamn, I love this shit. Hope to see this band live someday.
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