no thats still me.
Album Rating: 4.5
Your best review to date buddy!
KYLE, If you cannot cope that bands change (Cynic, Agalloch, Emperor),
New Cynic WAS terrible, though! And 'Sput holds Emperor's last album at a pretty respectable level,
just not up to par with their first two. Please go away angry fanboy who acts as if this website
didn't worship this band like you claim to yourself.
Digging: We Stood Like Kings - Berlin 1927
Album Rating: 4.0
yah cynic's new album was total shit and i definitely did not like the change (although who didn't see it coming). emperor's last album is their best imo. prometheus doesn't get enough love. first two are also superb ofc
Album Rating: 3.5
I'd say the opening track is a lot more Agallochy than Celestial Effigy
Album Rating: 3.0
biggest disappointment in quite a while
Digging: QuESt - Searching Sylvan
"There is a colossal amount of construction going on within the tunes of The Serpent & the Sphere, as the instruments time and again revisit the drive to create massive atmosphere and big soundscapes. The problem is, however, that Agalloch did not seem to recognize the importance or even the existence of this insatiable appetite for larger emotion, and rather fumble around with conceptually soaked songwriting kindling that can never light the whole track ablaze."
None of this means anything. You make it sound as if the instruments are living entities that, themselves, desire to create "atmosphere", but their cruel owners, the musicians, refuse to satisfy their "appetite" for it.
man... this is dire. I at least liked marrow on first listen, and it took a few times to realize that I was underwhelmed. this was boring from the first listen. will give it a few more tries but I don't really have any faith in this band anymore.
There's nothing remotely interesting or inspiring about the acoustic interludes - nothing I haven't heard a million times before. To make them out to be some sort of highlight that's ruined by the rest of the album is absurd.
Was streaming the album . Well , not much I can say about it . Agalloch is not an ordinary band . The music is not ordinary . It's pretty hard to listen to the complete album cause it can be very exhausting . The only album I can really hear is "Pale Folklore which was really one of the best 90 's albums . The other releases were meh... Overall It's a nice album but not more . Will rate it after hearing the album 2-3 times
Many will claim the album to be subtle, that it will take time to plant its roots and grow into something sturdy and lasting, but I claim the opposite. The seed was never planted in first place, and was not given to opportunity to root itself and become another The Mantle or Ashes Against the Grain. No, that seed was washed down the river along with the dynamics, wonderful melodies, heartfelt emotion, airy clean vocals, unexpected songwriting twists, and truly innovative thinking that was left behind during the creation of The Serpent & the Sphere.
This made me smile.
Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off
The only Agalloch album I like anymore is Ashes Against the Grain. I've never liked Pale Folklore, The Mantle has some cool songs but is monotonous, and they lost me when they released Marrow. This being boring isn't much of a surprise.
Album Rating: 2.7
I'd have enjoyed this more if the production was more on point. Some of the notes here are way too murky to resonate on any kind of emotional level
This is a shame, I used to love listening to this band while I attempted to fall asleep.
They need much better album covers
Their older ones were pretty cool, and Marrow has a chill cover.
OMG SILVERFANG GUYS
Damn, was hoping it would be good.
What's up FTI?
Album Rating: 3.0
Great review. I finally rated it myself after trying to let it grow on me, but it never did apart from
a couple parts and the track ''Celestial Effigy''.
I also enjoyed the acoustic tracks, which add a sort of atmosphere to the album, but these aren't even
written by the band.
I'm disappointed. Time to listen to The Mantle.
Digging: Elder (USA-MA) - Dead Roots Stirring