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Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Morfeind, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. insidethefall

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    Me! I'm still trying to get the feel for the album. It's dark with more traditional black metal sections, although as a whole I would just call it dark metal. I'm reluctant to call this a masterpiece and on the same level as pale folklore, the mantle and even some of AATG. It does lack clean vocals in most of the songs, which is a disappointment since they've become an integral part of Agalloch's songs. It has it's moments of genius though and it seems to get better with each listen, which is always a good sign.
     
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    I think its better than Ashes but right now I still like Pale Folklore and The Mantle better (that could change). I know Don Anderson was saying that he wasn't happy with the sound quality of the leak so I look forward to hearing how it's meant to sound. Into The Painted Grey is amazing and is probably one of my top 5 Agalloch songs now. The lack of clean vocals doesn't bother me, their weren't much on Pale Folklore either.
     
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    ^glad to hear some good reviews, hopefully it is a "grow on you" type of album since those frequently become my all time favorites.


    i didnt like a bunch of songs off AAtG the first few times i heard it, but eventually, things stuck out and now i have a hard time thinking of albums i like more than it :lol: same with the mantle
     
  4. Morfeind

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    It's getting really good reviews from various music mags and review sites.
     
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    I liked AATG but LOVED The Mantle, and after listening to the new album once I am very pleased. Need to listen to the whole thing again, but I did find the amount of clean vocals surprising. Thus far the music is definitely more memorable than the last album, it really has that special Agalloch vibe to it: haunting, ethereal, somber, and dark.
     
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    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    black lake is fantastic.
     
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    Is there a preorder or anything for this?
     
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    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    this is what i found

     
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    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    You can preorder the limited edition CD from play.com as well if you live in the UK. Amazon UK had it available for a while as well.
     
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    Yeah, it's quite the song, every time I listen to it, I space out during the long ambient section but that's not a bad thing, it's sort of...meditative
     
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    agalloch preorder is up on profound lore, already ordered my copy :), cant motha fuckin wait
     
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    exclamation point
     
  14. Morfeind

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    yup ordered mine as well.
     
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    great album, gets better with each listen :D
     
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    I really need to pick this up.
     
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    Marrow of the Spirit is amazing. Black Lake Nidstang is by far my favourite song on the album though.

    PS. check out Sylvus, black metal from the forests of Canada. www.myspace.com/sylvusmetal
     
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    ^great stuff actually, plus a cover of an aamzing song never hurts!
     
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    I really like this album.

    I'm actually seeing Agalloch next week in Los Angeles. I've heard really mixed reviews about their live performances... but... it's not like Agalloch plays tons of shows.

    My only worry about the show, however, is that the original venue was apparently shut down for whatever reason (I think it was liquor license related, but I could be wrong) and the new venue is a restaurant where people basically have wedding parties, right next to LAX. It could be pretty interesting...
     
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    I'm going to the Portland show tomorrow and the Seattle show the next night. I've seen Agalloch 3-4 times now and they always put on a good show and spend plenty of time socializing with fans. They're not the most technically proficient live band but they also don't pretend to be. Agalloch isn't a full time band, these guys have full time jobs and aren't able to record and rehearse as much as a lot of other bands. They sound a lot better than most bands would under similar circumstances.
     

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