Black Earth are a band from Spain that plays a ritualistic mixture of raw black metal, industrial, noise and dark ambient and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Diagrams Of A Hidden Order" which was re-issued in 2018 by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Ritualistic soundscapes and spoken word parts start off the ep along with some elements of drone before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim black metal screams onto the recording while the faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
At times the music gets very lo-fi while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with most of the tracks being long and epic in length along with some demonic growls also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as mixing in some elements of harsh noise, dark ambient and death industrial.
Black Earth plays a style of black metal that is very raw and ritualistic while the industrial, noise and dark ambient elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover Occultism and Sacred Geometry themes.
In my opinion Black Earth are a very great sounding ritualistic mixture of raw black metal, h arsh noise, industrial and dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "To Cloak A Nebulous Sun". 8 out of 10.