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.
Damn, was hoping it would be good.
What's up FTI?
Album Rating: 2.5
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.
Album Rating: 4.5
Loving the hate in this thread so far. Please keep it up.
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Album Rating: 3.0
Nice review Crysis. Album's probably the biggest disappointment of 2014
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Album Rating: 3.5
Great review as usual Crysis.
Album Rating: 4.0
terrible comments so far Wizard, keep it up
Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off
How come that the old users think they have some wisdom over new users here on sputnik?
Also ever thought about that this is the only site, where there is hate for that album.
I mean the overall rating is 3.5 which means "great", but funnily all the haters come out and think they have something to say about this.
If you are not up to listen to multilayered music, I advise you again, listen to some crap Iron Maiden, Insomnium or any other generic metal band.
Album Rating: 3.5
hm but this is a generic yet enjoyable album by a band generally being amazing
When they first released celestial effigy
I thought it was pretty boring but after
listening to the whole album its
definitely a highlight. The other (as you
mentioned) being the astral dialogue.
Album Rating: 3.0
lol iron maiden and insomnium generic