CDs Echoes of the Earth 8-Panel Digipak CD #96997
Release Date: April 15, 2021
This is the gorgeous matte finish 8-panel digipak CD of this release. It comes with our standard classy metallic effect as well which should give the packaging a beautiful golden glow and there's also matte UV lamination and embossing done where possible on parts of it. The first pressing is only limited to 300 numbers so don't sit on this one!
Irish doom/sludge band Soothsayer released a gem of an EP a few years back but nothing could've prepared us for this powerful, monolithic album which happens to be their debut full length. Somehow they have retained the emotionally-charged atmosphere while adding next level intensity to their music. It is now pulsating with raw, irrepressible energy which is almost bursting through the music, echoed by a truly harrowing performance by the vocalist. The sentiments of frustration, rage and despair come through because of the systematic and apathetic destruction of nature, and it has had enough and is now lashing back at all of us. This album captures this feeling perfectly using an organic sound, eschewing the use of paint brushes to create the artwork with fallen leaves, and most importantly, channeling the chaos surrounding us all into pure sonic catharsis in a manner that this genre can barely contain. This is one of the most emotive and turbulent albums in the realm of doom/sludge metal while being consistently plaintive, angry and evocative at the same time.