Earthless From the Ages

Earthless From the Ages
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After almost half-a-decade, psychedelic rock trio Earthless have returned with their third release, From the Ages. A double-LP lasting over an hour, From the Ages will certainly provide enough material for fans to immerse themselves in. Opening track "Violence of the Red Sea" is a monstrous 14-minute offering that stands almost as a cosmic Colossus of Rhodes, guarding the entrance to Earthless's sonic dimension. If your consciousness can make it through this tumultuous epic, ravaged by pure shredding, you'll be awarded with "Uluru Rock," which bogs you down in swampy sludge metal. The guitar is soaked in so much distortion that the six-string ceases to be an instrument, transforming into a demonic beast, wailing and screaming at the manipulations of its master, Isaiah Mitchell. Clocking in at 30 minutes, "From the Ages" is Earthless's longest song to date, and the perfect conclusion to this record, but also its only flaw. Sometimes you just don't have the time to dedicate a half-an-hour to one epic track. There will be some very painful moments where you'll be forced to end the song half way through, only to start from the beginning later. That said, if you're in a comfy spot and don't plan on going anywhere, alter your state and listen to this record from beginning to end; it will take you places. (Tee Pee)