June 12, 2017 | by Jocelyn Hoppa
Call EARTH doom metal. Call 'em drone rock. Call Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method desert, stoner rock. We call it the best record we could think of to listen to on such a stifling hot day... a stifling hot MONday.
A little background. This is the fourth full-length album by EARTH, and it's a bit of a departure for the band. It's still heavy and doom-y and drone-y, but the Southwestern folk impact here on Hex are clear. The band has cited such influences for this record as Ennio Morricone, Dead Man and country musicians like Merle Haggard. But, even still, it's not so much of straying into a new genre as much as it's an instrumental evolution for Dylan Carlson and his band.
Another fun fact, the subtitle is from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Giddy up and go forth into the void.