Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit

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Release date: 23 November 2010
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk


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01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Niðstång
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown
07. Nihil Totem [tour edition vinyl bonus]
08. The Weight Of Darkness [tour edition vinyl bonus]

The Best Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 12

John Haughm - vocals, guitar
Don Anderson - guitars, piano
Aesop Dekker - drums
Jason William Walton - bass

Guest musicians
Nathan Carson - synthesizer, vibraphone, glockenspiel
Jeffrey Neblock - piano, field recordings
Veleda Thorsson - percussion
Jackie Perez Gratz - cello
Steven Wray Lobdell - backing vocals

Staff review by
Like remembering a dream, the opening minutes of this album serenade us with a haunting cello solo. The sound of a nearby forest stream provides a backdrop for this melody; it's a familiar yet distant setting. Have I been here before? Just as the dream becomes clearer and you reach that part of your memory that hides it, the crushing guitars break open the door and all hope is lost.

published 08.12.2010 | Comments (96)

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20.09.2012 - 05:06
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 20.09.2012 at 03:41

Yeah, but I'm sure that all users here have physical copies with the lyrics and have never downloaded anything, ever.

That is why there are thousands of sites like metalstorm where you can check song lyrics
07.12.2012 - 18:42
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
It's amazing. That's no doubt in my mind, but I hope that with their next album they try something with a little more originality (like The Mantle when it came out), this is a sound that can tire out quickly.
23.12.2012 - 00:33
I´ve been listening this until i like it, just took 6 hours
I'm derp.
16.06.2013 - 20:20
Bad English
Last band album(I dont have last EP and I cant downlopad it) so i cant judge it but this was OK, but not so good as 1 and 2 albums from this band, those are epic, well eems I more judge the older then this but what can I do?
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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05.07.2013 - 14:42
Rating: 10
Written by Saeed_P on 26.02.2011 at 23:53

Now i understand the real power of metal!!!

you´re right
05.04.2014 - 04:40
Rating: 10
Relax intro.... hmmm like in heaven
07.07.2014 - 13:51
Rating: 9
Gem Seeker
Waaay better than last album.
24.07.2014 - 01:09
Rating: 10
A truly magnificent album which takes numerous spins to really appreciate. After many listens this is definitely becoming my favourite Agalloch release from their entire repertoire - that's right, even (slightly) more so than The Mantle! The unique blend of neofolk, atmospheric black, even post-metal sonic spheres is executed exquisitely.
21.11.2014 - 19:34
Account deleted
Lets be honest, does it live up to the two before this? does it even live up to the debut? probably not, but those are 3 of the finest albums ever made and just because this doesnt quite match them its still an amazing album. haughms voice in the middle of black lake nidstang is one of the best moments of their entire discography.
16.05.2015 - 03:40
Not their best. But it's still a fantastic album with a lovely atmosphere.
I'm derp.
07.07.2017 - 14:26
Esoteric Zachism
Been going through their discography recently. This one and the last one are not very good, especially when compared to the 3 albums before it.

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