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Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

9.1 | 1618 votes |
Release date: 8 August 2006
Style: Neofolk, Atmospheric black metal


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01. Limbs
02. Falling Snow
03. This White Mountain On Which You Will Die
04. Fire Above, Ice Below
05. Not Unlike The Waves
06. Our Fortress Is Burning... I
07. Our Fortress Is Burning... II - Bloodbirds
08. Our Fortress Is Burning... III - The Grain
09. Scars Of The Shattered Sky (Our Fortress Has Burned To The Ground) [Double LP Vinyl 1000 Copies Limited Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2006: 1
Featured in "Getting Into: Agalloch"

John Haughm - guitars, vocals
Don Anderson - guitars, piano, vocals
Chris Greene - drums
Jason William Walton - bass

Guest musicians
Ronn Chick - piano, ebow

Staff review by
Dream Taster
In today's world of overplayed musical styles and boring sameness, a few bands stand out as innovators. Agalloch from Portland, Oregon is one of those bands. With their unique blend of Doom, Gothic and elements of Death metal, those musicians managed to break through the US scene with the highly-acclaimed album The Mantle back in 2002. The band witnessed the arrival of Chris Greene taking over drumming duties for John Haughm (who remains very busy with guitars and vocals) while the rest of the lineup is still rounded up by Jason William Walton (bass) and Don Anderson (guitars).

published 20.06.2006 | Comments (46)

Guest review by
Agalloch's Ashes Against The Grain. Never have I found another release I love so much yet feel so unsatisfied by. There's so much here, yet it feels as if so much is missing. It's so spot on, but I just don't find it a flawless or even exemplary demonstration of the genre in question. I'd call it the perfect musical embodiment of a love/hate relationship. With that said, however, I must admit that I feel a far greater abundance of the former than the latter.

published 11.03.2012 | Comments (26)

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Gothic Metalhead
The god of man is a failure indeed.

published 06.07.2021 | Comments (3)

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21.04.2024 - 09:01
Rating: 10
It is simply peak.
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