Agalloch Streaming New EP
2012-06-26 by Angel STAFF | 93 Comments

Pacific Northwest metallers Agalloch are now streaming their new EP, Faustian Echoes, via their Bandcamp page. The EP is comprised of a single track clocking in at over twenty-one minutes, making it the longest of the band's career. The physical forms of Faustian Echoes will be available on their upcoming tour of the U.S. and Canada.

http://agalloch.bandcamp.com/track/faustian-echoes

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16134 Comments


:]

Havey
June 26th 2012

9610 Comments


whoa

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BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


cool, i already own this but ya

MO
June 26th 2012

18174 Comments


siiiiick

GhettoHmbrglr
June 26th 2012

571 Comments


Bonerrific

Recspecs
June 26th 2012

9817 Comments


FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKK MEEEEEEEEE

Themac
June 26th 2012

52 Comments


Good track

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


i like that one part where the guitar makes that sound

MO
June 26th 2012

18174 Comments


HOLY FUCK THAT WAS HILARIOUS DID YOU THINK THAT UP ALL ON YOUR OWN!?!?!

Scoot
June 26th 2012

17670 Comments


cool

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2012

19887 Comments


Sweet.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


"HOLY FUCK THAT WAS HILARIOUS DID YOU THINK THAT UP ALL ON YOUR OWN!?!?!"

what are you talking about i was being serious, i don't get these internet personalitites now a days

zxlkho
June 26th 2012

3460 Comments


is this good

i can't listen while I'm at work

dnpnts
June 26th 2012

63 Comments


yeah, that was awesome.

Now we lie in wait for Baseline to provide us with insightful bloody vag farts

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


havent listened yet but i hope its better than marrow

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BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


yup it's better

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16242 Comments


omg gotta listen

btw Angel were you planning on reviewing this?

KILL
June 26th 2012

70284 Comments


gonna z hard

nah should be cool

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16242 Comments


Thoughts 1 minute in: heaviest riffing I've ever heard from this band.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


yeah it reverts more to their older style towards the end

idk though the riffs are still kind of ehhh

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16242 Comments


I'm digging it pretty hard

Graveyard
June 26th 2012

5588 Comments


will listen later

MO
June 26th 2012

18174 Comments


"idk though the riffs are still kind of ehhh"

my thinking exactly

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16242 Comments


If Marrow was any indication we all knew that this wouldn't have brilliant riffing, and while it still isn't fantastic there were more riffs in this song that I liked than were on almost all of Marrow.

eggsvonsatan
June 26th 2012

1087 Comments


2 Minutes in. Not at all what I expected, and I fuckin love it.

Palingenesia
June 26th 2012

2 Comments


Good - very good, in parts. Still (like Marrow) found lacking when compared to their previous work.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


at least the production is a lot better than marrow

and i agreed after one listen i found more to like about it than almost all of marrow

Gmork89
June 26th 2012

5478 Comments


Listening now.

Thank god, the production is so much better than marrow.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

16242 Comments


Yeah the production is good, the heaviness and intensity is good (and rather unexpected), the atmosphere is good - but now that I've finished it I can say that nothing really blew me away. Still very solid, though.

FictionalFlames
June 26th 2012

1516 Comments


fuck yea!

MO
June 26th 2012

18174 Comments


"I can say that nothing really blew me away. Still very solid, though."

my thoughts exactly, it's nice, but I can't think of too much more this band can do that would be innovative to their sound

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


its not even that i want them to innovate i just want them to write better riffs

Wolfhorde
June 26th 2012

12051 Comments


all these bandwagoners with their one song EPs.

Intro of that song was boring.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


true but it was more inventive than your lame comments and you thinking you're smarter than the average bear

Yazz_Flute
June 26th 2012

18764 Comments


The intro was kinda silly.

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BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


you mean the part when you came into this thread?

Wolfhorde
June 26th 2012

12051 Comments


Oh look, we've got a badass over here.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


nope only Wolf-possessive is a bad ass. everyone knows that, what shall we do next high and mighty

deathofasalesman
June 26th 2012

5808 Comments


Mannnn I hate the spoken word stuff. Intro could have been badass.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


agreed




CrazyFool84
June 26th 2012

1080 Comments


Not really what I was expecting but not at all disappointing, might grab this when released

HitlerIsADeity
June 26th 2012

199 Comments


it wasnt great, but the ending did blow me away.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


can we keep this pg-13 please

Recspecs
June 26th 2012

9817 Comments


BirthRite, ruining one thread at a time.

BirthRite
June 26th 2012

1318 Comments


respecs demanding respect since his inception and still doesn't have any lol

RangerTaffles
June 26th 2012

252 Comments


Goes better as you progress it. Really enjoyed it.

Seanny
June 26th 2012

76 Comments


I REALLY want to love Agalloch. But every time, there is something about them that I just can't grasp. "Ashes Against the Grain" is one of the most incredible albums I've heard, but the My Fortress is Burning trilogy just kills it for me. I really don't like those songs, though the rest is flawless. This is a 21 min song that would be really cool without the corny spoken word stuff and the gritty vocals. For me, at least. Still a great song, better than what I was expecting to say the least

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
June 26th 2012

1766 Comments


John's vocals on this are awesome

Seanny
June 26th 2012

76 Comments


It'll probably grow on me

HitlerIsADeity
June 26th 2012

199 Comments


i dont usually like samples tacked on to songs but i thought the one at the end ended the song on a perfect note.

RedTravis713
June 26th 2012

17 Comments


Damn good song

Shuyin
June 26th 2012

11097 Comments


damn, i need to check this one out

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zaruyache
June 26th 2012

5812 Comments


His vocals during actual black metal sections were a bit surprising to hear.

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zaruyache
June 26th 2012

5812 Comments


Where is Noctus? Did he have a heart attack when he heard this song or what? I expected this thread
to be covered with quirky emoticons by now. Odd.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


lol

ComfortablyDumb
June 26th 2012

394 Comments


Can't wait to pick this up on vinyl at the toronto show.

Song rules.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2012

8735 Comments


will listen when i'm not wasted. excited!! :]

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Shuyin
June 26th 2012

11097 Comments


:]

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2012

8735 Comments


okay i just listened twice and, well, i don't like it at all :[

hopefully my mind will change though

feanaro
June 26th 2012

808 Comments


Listened once, nothing really struck me as that interesting or engaging. Will give it a few more tries.

zaruyache
June 26th 2012

5812 Comments


That's not possible. It must be because you're still drunk. Sleep it off and get back to us in the morning.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

30859 Comments


Have these guys ever put out a comp with all their EP material on it?

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


no comps are gay

Apollo
June 26th 2012

10239 Comments


average...better than Marrow but still not very good

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2012

17998 Comments


yeah they are just solidifying that they are pretty much all out of ideas

BigSimo
June 27th 2012

159 Comments


is it 128kb/s when you stream it!??! because all DL links around the web are 128kb/s and why the hell would i want to listen to that

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012

17998 Comments


shut up

cutoffs
June 27th 2012

259 Comments


hyper is a jerk

North0House2
June 27th 2012

5795 Comments


Nees moar acoustic. Seriously, it was like 21 minutes of the same. I'm used to long tracks, and anything under 10 minutes seems pretty short to me nowadays... Yet, it was just too monotonous. Good, but kinda boring.

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Quen
June 27th 2012

1633 Comments


kinda bummed i won't be in town for their date. sucks

rasputin
June 27th 2012

14512 Comments


yeah this is pretty bad

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012

8735 Comments


okay listened again this morning and it ruled, holy shit

need to listen to this when i'm at home with my sound system :]

Paracletus96
June 27th 2012

306 Comments


Highest 2 since BTBAM!

Havey
June 27th 2012

9610 Comments


stfu

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012

8735 Comments


can't stop listeninggggg [:

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012

8735 Comments


i love you, baseline :]

maybe one day it'll be mutual [:

Tyrael
June 27th 2012

20705 Comments


I thought you loved everyone

doesn't that make the idea of 'love' meaningless though

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 27th 2012

8735 Comments


i love love baseline, then!! [:

Havey
June 27th 2012

9610 Comments


well Noctus approves, and that's all that matters

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012

16242 Comments


Riff at 6:14 is pretty killer.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012

16134 Comments


Wish I could unobjectively love something the way Noctus loves Agalloch.

Cyan1d3
June 27th 2012

137 Comments


yeah this is pretty bad [2]

Havey
June 27th 2012

9610 Comments


bad compared to their other their other stuff yeah

otherwise no

dnpnts
June 27th 2012

63 Comments


I find this song a lot like Marrow only that it takes listen upon listen upon listen (with undivided attention) to get into. This wouldn't be inherently bad... but Agalloch is already a band that requires multiple listens to click - they're just alienating prospective fans/fans that don't LOVE them

feanaro
June 27th 2012

808 Comments


They're also alienating fans who do love them by putting out music that just isn't that good.

dnpnts
June 27th 2012

63 Comments


yeah it's nothing groundbreaking but it's not terrible either, ah well

HitlerIsADeity
June 27th 2012

199 Comments


so it went from "meh, with some pretty good parts" to "fuck yeah this is awesome" after the second listen. marrow of the spirit is the only disappointment in their discography so far.

beefshoes
June 28th 2012

2773 Comments


What's with all of the Marrow hate? :/

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2012

8735 Comments


they're all silly billies :]

Gmork89
June 28th 2012

5478 Comments


oh no not catchy

zaruyache
June 28th 2012

5812 Comments


Their first albums are some of the most up-beat, almost "positive" BM I've ever heard. I liked this song but I'm not afraid that they're running out of ideas. It's not like they haven't used their EPs to experiment with different styles before.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012

17998 Comments


this isnt experimenting its just boring

BirthRite
June 28th 2012

1318 Comments


i love you hyp



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