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Pillars I


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Michael Earth and Pillars are the absolute pinnacle of nature-themed atmospheric black metal. Pillars I is an unstoppable avalanche of sound. I've listened to this album (and it's partners) well over 100 times each... the perfect trigger for a trance-like state of flow.
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Barf Carcass A very long yet satisfying journey. Of the three releases so far (early 2020), Pilars I seems to crystalize all the potentiality that was to be found in Earth I but without succumbing to the impulse to change directions found in the more recent Earth II
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grandchild A veritable blizzard in high-definition. The sound rests in a comfortable middle ground between black metal, ambient and drone. The vocals and drums take a step back most of the time to leave space for the relentless corrosive grain of guitars and synths. Sadly enough a really unique sound - I could use a lot more of this!
This second album improves on the first one "Earth" with more solid compositions and by being generally more compelling harmonically. And then the second half of Solemnity.... Favorite track: Solemnity.
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Pillars 18:23
Myth 15:48
Solemnity 15:41
Penn 16:32



'Pillars I' is Earth and Pillars second album, 4 lengthy and textured soundtracks of raw & atmospheric black metal. Double vinyl edition published together with our partner Avantgarde Music.

"Pillars I is much more structured, as if it was man-made. Though still mammoth and heavy in atmosphere, these four new tracks are aggressive and menacing, but most of all they appear grey and border on complete barrenness. Lifelessness and grey emptiness are new territory for Earth and Pillars, and yet they more than manage, and with a newfound sense of momentum." - invisibleoranges

"Pillars I is packed with the atmospheric style of shaded Black Metal that has come to define the style, with vocals mixed low so you almost don't notice them, and complex layers of riff and dynamic stacked on top of each other until the whole is an inseparable wall of sound." -

"Prepare for exhaustion as you slide forward, to the tip of your desk chair. Fans of Battle Dagorath, Darkspace (if that sounds like epic instead of cosmic) and Mare Cognitum know what's done. Snatch and listen, indeed." - zwaremetalen

"If you’ve been searching the ever growing selection of atmospheric black metal, but don’t know what pit stops to make at for the rest of the year, you’re going to want to be damn sure one of those is “Pillars I”. A fucking amazing record in every sense, Earth and Pillars once again prove that they’re not to be trifled with in the slightest." -


released July 7, 2017

Recorded and mixed at 'Stravert Studio' between August 2015 and February 2016. Mastered by Mauro Andreolli at 'Das Ende der Dinge'.
All arrangements by Earth and Pillars.
Photos by Z, design and layout by Tryfar.


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