The White Ep - Agalloch Reviews
Description:Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Post-rock / Artist: Agalloch / Audio CD released 2008-03-03 at Vendlus
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Ashes Against The Grain - AgallochFire Above, Ice Below (402 words)
by Burning_Darkness - written on 15/03/10 (Very useful, 23 readings)
found black metal and post rock to make for uncomfortable bedfellows by and large, but with their third full length, Ashes Against The Grain (2006), canadian metal band A Agalloch synthesise the two successfully, wrapping a raw black metal aesthetic around warm and progressive arrangements in a series of epic songs that slowly build to cathartic creshendos in the typical post rock tradition. Whilst the songs are all mid-paced rather than frenetic, some, such as opener Falling Snow are quite dynamic and urgent, whilst others such as the ten-minute-plus Fire Above, Ice Below are much more lethargic and drawn-out, though in any case the songs are all very melancholy ...
Of Stone Wind And Pillor - AgallochMy Land of Frostbitten, Ageless Night (1393 words)
by Frankingsteins - written on 19/07/07 (Very useful, 88 readings)
One of the most interesting American metal bands of this decade, A Agalloch combines elements of European neofolk, doom and depressive black metal and fuses them with the burgeoning American post-metal sound of bands such as Isis. All this genre name-dropping may be a bit confusing and off-putting, but it combines to give Agalloch a refreshingly unique and inimitable sound that still has solid foundations in bleak transatlantic music. Each of the bandís major releases has been wide enough apart to properly demonstrate its transition, and focus on quality over quantity. To satiate fans craving for more from the increasingly acclaimed Portland group, Agalloch have mercifully ...