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Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain - Just pre-ordered it at THE END!

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Alcapoth, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Alcapoth

    Alcapoth S t a r E

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    :worship: This new album from Agalloch will most-likely be the best goddamn album of the year! Jesus, these guys have NEVER sounded better. I strongly believe that when I FINALLY receive this album in the mail I'll get my answer to me believing they may have just put out the best album of their career. Falling Snow is a terrific song, for sure, but my god don't get me started on Limbs; one of the best fucking songs I have heard all year. I could NEVER have been prepared for a song THAT good...I was shocked.

    In any case, this album is turning into a HUGE surprise for me as I originally had no anticipation towards it whatsoever (while I was HUGELY anticipating TGCD from Katatonia) and now it seems Ashes may turn out to be one hell of an achievement. Stunning, STUNNING band....as well, get ready for THIS.....


    :OMG:

    Perhaps the GREATEST lmtd. BOX set I have seen in years. FAR superior than Ulver's Blood Inside and Katatonia's The Great Cold Distance combined, hehe. This is INSANELY kickass and is ONLY limited to 500 copies. I suggest people that LOVE this band jump on the bandwagon immediately before it's too late, like I did.

    http://shopping.theendrecords.com/s.nl/it.A/id.13571/.f


    I'm just blown away - I really can't wait to hear this damn album.


    :headbang: HAIL AGALLOCH!
     
  2. all_sins_undone

    all_sins_undone New Metal Member

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    they're really good.
     
  3. illidurit

    illidurit New Metal Member

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    ulver > katatonia > agalloch
    period
     
  4. Alcapoth

    Alcapoth S t a r E

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    But still, all three are 10/10 bands in terms of their quality. It doesn't matter which band you prefer, at least to me.

    For me, it'll be like:


    Katatonia>Ulver>Agalloch
     
  5. saut

    saut He who goes without pants

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    i dunno where the blood inside comparison came frm, but its a much better album than ashes is. a decent album, but the more i think about it it's not very solid. some of the songs are kind of weak, except for fire/ice and waves, which are good throughout. bloodbirds is also very good, but the 3 part closer disappointed me tbh.

    a good album though, just not close to the top of my list for best of the year.
     
  6. illidurit

    illidurit New Metal Member

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    Blood Inside > TGCD > AATG
     
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    Bought it last night when they actually had a shirt selection... Was suprised to wake up 8 hours later and see them out of XXL and XL, then 6 hours later were out of L and M shirts...
     
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    NFU I like pie.

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    its already not, but alright.
     
  9. Mr. Josey Wales

    Mr. Josey Wales UGA student

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    lol..i'm surprised you didnt say more NFU.

    HURRAY MODERATION!

    HURRAY BEER!
     
  10. Braighs

    Braighs twelve strings of darknes

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    Thanx! I would have missed this.
    Good thing I got that bonus today, It was meant to be.
    I hope the Small fits :erk: :)
     
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    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    doesn't take too much effort to beat TGCD, and i'm pretty sure Blood Inside is Garm taking the piss
     
  12. Braighs

    Braighs twelve strings of darknes

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    don't be pretty sure, KNOW.
     
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    the_drip Martriden K

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    i'm pretty sure blood inside is a reference to tampons.
     
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    Its an ok album, but pretty much what you would expect from Agalloch.
     
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    Detric Banned

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    omg no more t-shirts available!!!!11
     
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    Pre-ordered.

    I love this band!
     
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    Sadguru In my dream...

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    Go buy some music and then we talk ok?
     
  18. saut

    saut He who goes without pants

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    wtf blood inside is an amazing album you turd
     
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    Abhorsen Long Distance Voyager

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    Ashes Against the Grain is a very fine album. Bummed I missed out on the shirt. Ruun is still my pick for best album this year. Hoping Agalloch makes it out east for shows. I saw them last year up in Canada and they put on an excellent live show.
     
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    Yeah, I got the small when they ONLY had the "S" & "L"...I'm a slim build, so usually L when it comes to band t-shirts are FAAR too long and bulky for me. Hopefully the size will be good though...man, I'm just fortunate I was able to grab the shirt - had no idea they'd be gone so quickly.
    And damn, AGALLOCH better have alot of shows in North America coming up - I'd KILL to see them. Haughm's vocals have VASTLY improved and shit, some of the BEST black vocal work I have heard (and they are better than ever on the new album from the two tracks I have heard.)



    Haha, glad I could help someone out. And, I got Small as well but that's pretty much my size anyway. Maybe I should have gotten Medium...but, should be good.



    Damn straight it is!



    Well, there is no accounting for tastes. I haven't heard all of Ashes since I'm waiting for its arrival. From what I have heard so far though, it sounds INCREDIBLE. In the end, for some reason I still think Virgin Black may win for MY best of year album (the ambition displayed here is unfathomable.)


    Best I have heard this year so far that was worth making purchases on.....

    The Great Cold Distance
    Materia
    The Adversary
    Murder Nature
    *Ashes Against the Grain



    Sorry, but I CANNOT compare the two albums. FAR too different for me to do something like that (plus, I haven't even heard ashes yet.) Blood Inside is indeed a fantastic album but Ashes will be just as great. And lastly, I believe I compared the ltd edition box sets between the three bands - ulver/katatonia/Agalloch - not the music itself.
     
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