I wanted to ask you guys what you thought was the best drone/noise/ambient metal albums out there and why, but also what you thought were the best Earth albums.
I personally love Boris's work on Absolutego, Präparat, Flood, and their work that combines drone, noise, sludge, doom, etc., like on tracks like Just Abandoned Myself, Farewell and Blackout on the Pink album, or 鐘 (The Bell Tower of a Sign) on Heavy Rocks.
I also love their collab with Sunn O))) entitled Altar. Sunn O)))'s work on Black One, Monolith & Dimensions is also amazing.
I only have one album by Earth, which is HEX; or Printing in the Infernal Method, and I think it's great. I want to listen to more of their stuff and wanted to know what you guys thought of their work.
I also love bands like Corrupted which is very sludgy, or Fell Voices, that manages to recreate drone-ish atmospheres in their highly atmospheric, distorted and gritty black metal.
Bands like Leeches Of Lore and Agalloch who aren't renowned for their drone have also produced very interesting pieces in the genre. I recommend LoL's Giant Sloth album without hesitation, and while Agalloch doesn't have any straight out drone music, their Grey EP is pretty good, and I've always felt that Ashes Against The Grain is noise/drone oriented in many ways.
So, drone recommendations and favorite Earth album everybody?