“Sometimes people want to listen to music that makes them feel good. Sometimes just to party. Sometimes they need to connect with something to realize they're not alone with how they feel. Sometimes they listen because they love a good riff or to sing along in the car. And sometimes they just want to listen to music to feel pain. That's where Sea of Bones comes in. Just imagine the pain inflicted to create a sea of bones. Now manifest that into massive riffs and galaxy-melting tone and you have The Earth Wants Us Dead. Sea of Bones harness the destructive energy locked beneath the earth and use it to pulverize the listener with tectonic force. If the earth wants us dead, nothing shall stand in her way. Just as nothing stands in the way of the huge riffs and soul-destroying tone here.”
“The band have included some pretty damning statements of humanity on this record. It will speak to you on an emotional level such is the power of this amazing album. Sea Of Bones deserve praise for delivering an incredible statement of power on the album. It may be unsettling to listen to at time but you can deny the sheer poetic beauty of it all. Even on harsher tracks such as Beneath The Earth and The Bridge. The instrumental work is immense through out. The Earth Wants Us Dead is a powerful and chilling vision that you all need to experience once in your lives. Sea Of Bones have crafted a haunting and exhilarating masterpiece that should cement their reputation as one of the heaviest and most creative bands currently out there. A triumph on every level.”
““Sea of Bones’ atmospheric sludge is even bleaker than Neurosis’. The only color is shades of black. Ultra-heavy riffs rumble below distant smears of feedback. The sound is super fuzzed out, with buried vocals and occasional textural breathers.””
““The sludge of the Melvins, the chaotic feedback of Floor, and epic-length songs that rise and fall in cascades of morose and furious angst —- capped off with brutal, evil vocals. Call it doom metal, call it stoner rock, call it whatever you want: New Haven, Connecticut’s Sea of Bones have raised the bar for any band that describes themselves as “heavy”. Not for the casual listener, but ultimately rewarding for any hard music fan seeking something original, vast, and devastating.””
“Some say that it sounds like the French Monarch but I don't find this is true. It's a perfect mix between the post-Neur-isis school and the more sludgy approach that I find so tasteful in bands like the French Eibon and the German Omega Massif. Yob and Buried at Sea can be cited but in fact I find Sea of Bones more sapid that these bands. The "Chapter IV" that opens this 3 songs LP is in particular a kind of masterpiece, a war climax reigns on it with a sense of danger that is the great achievement of this style of music, next to which all the rest sounds often so bleak and weak. The fact is that this record is great, that's all, and that the 3 chapters are instant classics. Doom may have seemed to be a musical cul-de-sac at its birth since the codes could have made inovation quite difficult. It was, and it still is not the case. The album is free to download on their site, which is great, but I hope this band will publish CDs and sell them by millions soon (you may say I'm a dreamer) ”
“Sea Of Bones is a funeral doom band at heart; one that employs a very different aesthetic and sonic quality than most funeral doom bands, but still part of the style nonetheless. Imagine if one of those frequently lauded post-metal bands like Isis or Pelican played funeral doom; that's the sort of thing that Sea Of Bones does. So while the sound of the music here is perhaps slightly more accessible than the majority of funeral doom, this still has more in common with Tyranny than it does Red Sparowes. Sea Of Bones plays a sludgy variety of funeral doom that reminds me of cult French artist Monarch. Of course, Sea Of Bones is a lot more kinetic than Monarch; they don't drone nearly as constantly and repetitively as that band, and the music feels less like drowning in a swamp than them. There's more variety here, probably virtue of the post-metal influence, and it is well employed throughout 'The Harvest'.”
"Imagine three of the Moai statues on Easter Island waking up pissed off and starting a doom band."