LEGACY OF DISSOLUTION
After a first act defined by gloom and glacial feedback, the Seattle drone-metal outfit Earth released The Bees Made Honey in the LionÃ¢â¬â¢s Skull, a wonderfully melodic suite of long-form instrumental music. The band, which was originally named for Black SabbathÃ¢â¬â¢s first and most regressive incarnation, has spawned its own imitators: The arty doom-metal band Sunn O))) began as an Earth tribute act, and Boris, Sleep, and hordes of other experimental-music royalty have hailed the Seattle quartet as the pinnacle of post-Melvins metal. But Earth has long since moved on, and the bandÃ¢â¬â¢s new obsessionsÃ¢â¬”sedate, chiming bursts of organs, guitars, and drumsÃ¢â¬”are as compelling as their hugely influential old ones.
Tue., May 6, 7 p.m., 2008
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter