Ultimate Metal Forum  
UltimateMetal.com homeContact UltimateMetal.com
Ultimate Metal Zine Ultimate Metal Photo Gallery Ultimate Metal Classifieds Ultimate Metal Link Directory Ultimate Metal Events Ultimate Metal Radio Ultimate Metal Store

Sponsored Links

Go Back   Ultimate Metal Forum > The Zine > Metal Reviews

Register FAQ Donate Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 21st, 2010, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Autopsy Obsessed
Join Date: May 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 7,358
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Profound Lore Records - November 2010
By Jason Wick

By this day and age we’re used to the presence of acts in metal using strong atmosphere within their otherwise ‘heavy’ craft in order to amplify feelings they wish to convey. We can largely thank exploration within Black Metal, Folk, and Progressive acts for it reaching the point it has within the last decade. One of the bigger players in this ‘Dark Metal’ genre has been Agalloch.

Since the bands first release From Which Of This Oak, Agalloch has effectively been infusing sonic and organic elements in their music to create ambient, expansive music that can fully grip the listener with emotion. In their 2010 release Marrow of the Spirit we witness an evolved, fine tuned venture into similarly distraught terrain. While this album holds onto an undeniable musical signature long forged by these Portland Oregon natives, it also stands as its own separate entity.

On this album we’re treated to a more aggressive approach to the Agalloch formula. Clean vocals are mostly kept to whispers, and acoustics are sparser than in previous releases, their presence in Marrow of the Spirit is largely that of support to the overall sound, opposed to having their own segments. Perhaps the most noticeable portion of the sound that has changed in this manner however is the percussion. The drums on this release brilliantly push the songs forward adding extra heft to transitions and highlighting the pinnacles in a variety of tracks.

With this new found bout of aggression, one may find my next statement odd; I believe this to be the most atmospherically charged release this group has offered us to date. Every moment intertwines beautifully with the next, etching a tale into the listener with the instruments alone. While each instrument in every passage of the album is performed with elegance and precision, Marrow of the Spirit is a prime example of how each and every role involved in a piece of music must work together towards an overall sound-scape in order to touch someone on the deepest level possible.

This record embraces such ideals fully, and in doing so it engulfs all who open themselves to it. Tension is built many times over in this release, and every single time Agalloch capitalizes on these feelings, shattering these passages unto new found paths. From the foreboding tones of Black Lake Nidstång standing nearly unmatched, to the stark portrait of To Drown, and the fierce struggle of Into The Painted Grey one can truly label Marrow of the Spirit as an experience, instead of merely an album.

Official Agalloch Website

Official Agalloch MySpace
Official Profound Lore Records Website
PhlegethonVeins is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,060
Good review. I found this album getting better and better with each subsequent listen. Sometimes you have to actively listen and pay attention to absorb what's being written. And without any pre-conceived notions of what you THINK it should sound like. In my top 5 for 2010.
BloodSword is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
One Kill Wonder
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Eugene, OR (U.S.A.)
Posts: 6
Look forward to listening to this one. It took me awhile to get into [a]Ashes Against The Grain[/a], but I like their new direction. It's a shame I'm from Oregon and have never seem them live... probably never will.
Anatharic is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Posts: n/a
Federal Money Rate and My Funds marc jacobs

The supply chain field in the United Kingdom is highly competitive, especially for new graduates just entering the profession. There are a number of stresses placed on supply chain departments and companies that rely on a strong supply chain staff. Corporate clients and individual consumers expect a quick and efficient process from purchase through delivery. While many consumers may think that their products reach them through a simple process, most major companies now have far flung distribution facilities and customer service centers. Supply chain professionals are responsible for assisting the process where products head from a facility to the client or consumer without any hitches. This complex task can seem daunting to new supply chain workers. Even the most skilled and composed supply chain professional can find themselves under a mountain of paper work and customer orders. However, new graduates just entering the supply chain field can avoid the pitfalls and hurdles mounted along the way with a few simple methods used in the workplace. Supply chain professionals can meet and exceed expectations by remaining vigilant in their contact with everyone involved in the process. The average supply chain worker may be content to deal with customers in a passive manner, waiting for requests and concerns to arrive in their voice mail or inbox. However, exceptional supply chain workers are proactive and speak with their managers, clients, and contacts at distribution and production facilities. By remaining active in communicating with all parties involved, one source of stress in supply chain management is relieved. As well, supply chain professionals need to remain organized in order to meet the expectations of their managers. The desk space and computer of a supply chain worker is the canvas on which they work on the art of supply chain management. Without a clean canvas, these professionals have a difficult time dealing with the disparate elements of the corporate world. A reliable filing system, organization of computer files, and a clean desk can do wonders for the harried supply chain professional. Finally, supply chain workers should work with their managers and fellow professionals to set expectations for the workplace. While many companies lay down their expectations on a daily or weekly basis, some professionals may want to push themselves even harder to get the job done. By consulting with other professionals and managers in the workplace, supply chain workers can show the initiative and passion that is needed for success in the field.

バーバリー アウトレット
トリーバーチ バッグ
激安セリーヌ バッグ
ミュウミュウ 財布
グッチ 財布激安
クロエ バッグ新作
miumiu 財布
セリーヌ 財布新作
グッチ 財布
グッチ アウトレット

<a href="http://www.saga-si.com/blog/feed/burberry/prada.htm" title="プラダ 財布"> プラダ 財布 </a>
<a href="http://www.okabetokyo.jp/css/chanel" title="chanel 財布激安"> chanel 財布激安 </a>
<a href="http://www.toshito.com/fk/ja/prada.htm" title="プラダ バッグ激安"> プラダ バッグ激安 </a>
<a href="http://www.kumamotoshi.com/blog/ja/prada.htm" title="プラダ バッグ新作"> プラダ バッグ新作 </a>
<a href="http://www.okabetokyo.jp/css/burberry/" title="バーバリー アウトレット"> バーバリー アウトレット </a>


Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
Posts: n/a

gadgettec.ru womday.ru offorever.ru rutravelling.ru proway.ru maxigaming.ru foreverday.ru
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.0.0
© Copyright 2000-2014 UltimateMetal.com | MetalAges Media