New Agalloch Album
2014-01-31 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 130 Comments

Portland-based dark folk metal band Agalloch will release their fifth album, "The Serpent & The Sphere", on May 13th on Profound Lore Records. More news to follow in the coming weeks.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

16258 Comments


Can't. Fucking. Wait.

NeroCorleone80
January 31st 2014

28381 Comments


Nice. Hopefully this is better than Marrow

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

19451 Comments


YES

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snowbbird
January 31st 2014

213 Comments


I have many stokes for this. This year is shaping out to be super awesome.

Motiv3
January 31st 2014

8920 Comments


YES! Super stoked. Let's hope it's better than Marrow (which I thought was great anyway).

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

18028 Comments


both marrow and faust were pretty bad so heres to hoping theyre back on their game

that title is cool tho

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emester
January 31st 2014

2012 Comments


2014 is looking pretty damn good...

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BradMan
January 31st 2014

387 Comments


Ok. I'm excited.

pedro70512
January 31st 2014

2413 Comments


If it's even as good as Marrow I'll be happy. "Into the Painted Grey" was great.

laughingman22
January 31st 2014

1354 Comments


wow

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1992
January 31st 2014

160 Comments


lets make it a good one

Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


I think I'm going to preemptively declare this my AOTY

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zxlkho
January 31st 2014

3460 Comments


GET HYPE

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

8743 Comments


i hope it's better than marrow

i mean marrow is the best thing ever but we can always hope for better

but just as good as marrow is fine too

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

16258 Comments


i hope it's better than marrow too because I only regularly listen to one track off that record

probably will be better

EyesWideShut
January 31st 2014

3095 Comments


I think even Agalloch knew Marrow was kinda weak. Faustian was a move in the right direction and it will only get better i hope.

Motiv3
January 31st 2014

8920 Comments


lol Noctus =p

Alastor
January 31st 2014

263 Comments


Best news of 2014 so far

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

8743 Comments


I think even Agalloch knew Marrow was kinda weak.


definitely not true

pedro70512
January 31st 2014

2413 Comments


Wonder what direction they'll go in this time. I could definitely go for some more JP-G cello.

Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


Funny how I was able to predict this album would be coming out this year when Marrow was released based on their release history lol

NeroCorleone80
January 31st 2014

28381 Comments


Wonder if they'll release a new song in the next month

Motiv3
January 31st 2014

8920 Comments


"Funny how I was able to predict this album would be coming out this year when Marrow was released based on their release history lol"

Not exactly hard, they've released an album every 3-4 years.



Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


I know, that's my point. They've released an LP one year, an EP 2 years after that, then another LP 2 years after that, etc :P

Mabbitt
January 31st 2014

1324 Comments


These guys are one of those bands that I always thought were great but hardly ever listen to them.
I'll probably check this out, think it's awesome, and then forget about it haha

ShrillYell
January 31st 2014

181 Comments


Marrow was dull as fuck but maybe this will be good. Ashes is still my fav.

MO
January 31st 2014

18234 Comments


nice

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North0House2
January 31st 2014

5812 Comments


It better be better than Mallow of the Sprite.

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Artuma
January 31st 2014

10596 Comments


HOLY.

MUTHERFUCKING.

SHIT.















I JUST CAME :[

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PerditionTheElder
January 31st 2014

92 Comments


They should wait till winter. I need snow-capped pine trees to do this justice.

Scoot
January 31st 2014

17681 Comments


yussssssss

definitely won't hit as hard in may but if this marks a return to the mantle sound i am excite

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RangerTaffles
January 31st 2014

252 Comments


There's so much fog around my place. I need this album now.

Gyromania
January 31st 2014

15199 Comments


if it's anything like marrow (great album) then the sputnik community will prob just dismiss it

Hockeytown
January 31st 2014

101 Comments


fuck, can't wait that long. marrow was awesome like the rest

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ThyCrossAwaits
January 31st 2014

3043 Comments


May 13 is going to destroy my balls

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

8743 Comments


if it's anything like marrow (great album) then the sputnik community will prob just dismiss it


yep

NeroCorleone80
January 31st 2014

28381 Comments


It wont be like Marrow. Each of their albums has been pretty different from the last.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

16258 Comments


3.8 based on 807 ratings is not dismissing the album

Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


John Haughm said on his official FB that this isn't similar to Marrow and Faustian Echoes.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

16258 Comments


That's not entirely surprising because of what Nero said: all of their albums have been very different.

Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


He also said that it's not going to be full prog (in response to somebody asking) because they're not Opeth lol

Gyromania
January 31st 2014

15199 Comments


what are you talking about? they're just like opeth

Amphoteric
January 31st 2014

1445 Comments


I'm just saying what he said, somebody asked if the new album was going to be full prog (like what Opeth turned into) and he said they're not Opeth, so no :P

AdolfChrist
January 31st 2014

1720 Comments


looks like 2014 is going to rival 2013.

Uranium
January 31st 2014

7050 Comments


hoo ray!

BigPleb
January 31st 2014

34052 Comments


I guess now would be a good time to check this band.

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Shuyin
January 31st 2014

11168 Comments


yea, winter. hurry up

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beefshoes
January 31st 2014

2882 Comments


YES.

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Artuma
January 31st 2014

10596 Comments


you haven't heard these guys pleb? dude you're missing a lot. ashes against the grain is right up your alley

BigPleb
January 31st 2014

34052 Comments


No never checked dude, goma change that.

myhigherpie
January 31st 2014

3027 Comments


Marrow is pretty underrated imo. This'll probably be as great as everything else with their name on it.

Yazz_Flute
January 31st 2014

18764 Comments


Need the album art

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zaruyache
January 31st 2014

5875 Comments


but just as good as marrow is fine too


Haven't listened to it in a while but it was definitely a good record. It was different from the rest of their discog but I liked the metal aspects of it. Having actual black metal sections in Agalloch songs was pretty great.

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Futures
January 31st 2014

7860 Comments


Stoked

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

6937 Comments




2014,

Spag
January 31st 2014

1714 Comments


Will not be as good as everyone hopes...

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JMH90
January 31st 2014

29 Comments


Probably, Marrow licked

Myrkur
January 31st 2014

164 Comments


Oh fuck yes

johnnydeking29
January 31st 2014

8987 Comments


WHAT





YES






WOW



I loved Marrow, so I don't have comebackhype for this...just general excitement

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Catatonic
January 31st 2014

119 Comments


So fucking stoked.

Apollo
January 31st 2014

10266 Comments


Awesome

Hypochondria
January 31st 2014

55 Comments


OMFG can't wait!

feanaro
January 31st 2014

809 Comments


lol that band photo. hilarious. idk how much to be excited for this though.

titanslayer
January 31st 2014

1476 Comments


I've been meaning to check these guys out

PumpBoffBag
January 31st 2014

327 Comments


yesyesyesyesyesyes YES

YES MOTHERFUCKER

SnakeDelilah
January 31st 2014

5405 Comments


yaay

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

13490 Comments


ferrkk

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Greyvy
January 31st 2014

4058 Comments


pretty excited for this

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Uqnivde
January 31st 2014

64 Comments


"I loved Marrow, so I don't have comebackhype for this...just general excitement"

this

someguest
January 31st 2014

20285 Comments


I'm very excited for this.

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Essence
January 31st 2014

3578 Comments


gonna rule, like always

someguest
January 31st 2014

20285 Comments


The album was recorded and mixed by legendary producer Billy Anderson, the result being the band's most enormous sounding album to date.


O.O

Vakarian12
January 31st 2014

3639 Comments


So fucking stoked [341341]

someguest
January 31st 2014

20285 Comments


For those of you who don't know, Anderson engineered Mr. Bungle's album California.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

8743 Comments


http://i.imgur.com/EopOabr.jpg

artwork posted

someguest
January 31st 2014

20285 Comments


lol

BigSimo
January 31st 2014

159 Comments


lmao

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2014

16134 Comments


That really would be sweet as fuck if the album turned out to be a DBZ concept album.

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2014

4796 Comments


Yes...
Yes...
Yes!!!

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NodScene23
February 1st 2014

264 Comments


I'll pick this up.

tacos N stuff
February 1st 2014

348 Comments


sounds sweet

Keyblade
February 1st 2014

14247 Comments


Marrow is sick (though I conspicuously never jam it anymore apart from Into the Painted Grey), stoked as hell

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Cappa
February 1st 2014

90 Comments


+1 for Into the Painted Grey praise.
+1 for hype about new album.
+2 for DBZ concept.
-1 for meandering prog wankery.

Shuyin
February 1st 2014

11168 Comments


did someone just mention DBZ?

Pebster49
February 1st 2014

2991 Comments


Yes, can't wait for this album. Its been a slow few months for me towards music.

Amebix
February 1st 2014

240 Comments


Best news this year so far!!!!!

Amphoteric
February 1st 2014

1445 Comments


This year's looking great already, new Agalloch and Nokturnal Mortum (at least I think there will be, nothing official but they released a vid of themselves tracking guitar in a studio)

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2014

16258 Comments


Nokturnal Mortum (at least I think there will be, nothing official but they released a vid of themselves tracking guitar in a studio)


I was not aware of this. I hope they release something soon.

Eunuch
February 2nd 2014

1231 Comments


Don't get your hopes up. This is from an interview with vocalist John Haughm on the new album's
sound:

"We really were inspired by the newest release from Deafheaven. What those guys managed to do in
creating a new direction for black metal was incredible and it's something we explored during the recording process."

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014

13490 Comments


Sweet.

feanaro
February 2nd 2014

809 Comments


please no

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014

8743 Comments


Don't get your hopes up. This is from an interview with vocalist John Haughm on the new album's sound:


source?

Amphoteric
February 2nd 2014

1445 Comments


Lol I don't believe that until I see it. Haughm has never been one to try to emulate other artists' music.

Eunuch
February 2nd 2014

1231 Comments


sorry couldn't resist. I made that up xD

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014

8743 Comments


haha thought so

you got me though, nice one

Eunuch
February 2nd 2014

1231 Comments


but honestly after marrow who knows what they're going to do. Never would have thought I wouldn't be
excited for a Cynic and Agalloch album in the same year.

feanaro
February 2nd 2014

809 Comments


hate you, almost gave me a heart attack

XfingTheSullen
February 2nd 2014

2372 Comments


Holy shit, just noticed this now. Pretty stoked too, although I'm never really in the mood to listen to these guys anymore

StormChaser
February 2nd 2014

311 Comments


Needs more Mantle and Ashes and less Marrow this time

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Amphoteric
February 2nd 2014

1445 Comments


Pretty sure it'll be its own beast

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014

8743 Comments


i'm kind of predicting it'll have a warmer, more summery feel than their other albums

Eunuch
February 2nd 2014

1231 Comments


so sunbather

DeadMeadow
February 3rd 2014

12 Comments


YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS

TheSpirit
February 4th 2014

17169 Comments


Band brings zzzzzzzzzs

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CaptainDooRight
February 11th 2014

28332 Comments


wonder if it'll be like their EP or something different and unique that they haven't touched on before. Regardless I'm sure most of sput will gizz over it.

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Amphoteric
February 11th 2014

1445 Comments


Which EP? Haughm already said it's not going to be like Faustian Echoes or MotS

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2014

19451 Comments


the wait is killing me

CaptainDooRight
February 11th 2014

28332 Comments


Amphoteric - good to know. Do we know what it'll be like yet?

Amphoteric
February 11th 2014

1445 Comments


I've got no idea, your guess is as good as mine. Wouldn't be surprised if it's different from everything else they've done. I do hope it's similar to PF though.

climactic
February 11th 2014

18339 Comments


i wonder what this will be like in a post-sunbather world

Motiv3
February 11th 2014

8920 Comments


Seriously can't wait for this.

CaptainDooRight
February 11th 2014

28332 Comments


'I do hope it's similar to PF though.'

now that's a good thought

OmairSh
February 12th 2014

10013 Comments


Damn I'm late, always good to find out about new Agalloch material

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2014

8743 Comments


welp

i was right

i don't like it

]:

Tyrael
April 20th 2014

20738 Comments


good to see you're still the worst, Noctus

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2014

8743 Comments


no one should be surprised by now [:

but yeah the album is like really boring and unmemorable 5 listens in and the structuring sounds messy

sigh ]: please grow on me

Tyrael
April 20th 2014

20738 Comments


Thats how I thought about Marrow of the Spirit, Black Cascade and every Summoning record (except for
Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame) at first before I actually started to understand the intricacies of
the music

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2014

8743 Comments


well i'm still going to give it time, ratings can change [:

Tyrael
April 20th 2014

20738 Comments


the fact that you guys always get early access is fucking bs by the way

BigPleb
April 20th 2014

34052 Comments


Ty, calm down man haha.

Tyrael
April 20th 2014

20738 Comments


trvth rage

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2014

8743 Comments


i need to review it for angry metal guy tho ]:

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2014

16258 Comments


Do you have a promo? Or did it leak? Still patiently waiting for a promo for us

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2014

8743 Comments


got the promo

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2014

16258 Comments


son of a bitch hopefully we get it soon

Tyrael
April 20th 2014

20738 Comments


son of a bitch [2]

if you give it a 2.5 in your review I'm unsubscribing from AMG

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2014

16258 Comments


noctus gave it a 2.5 meaning i'll probably 4 it

guessing you feel about this how i felt about marrow

ResidentNihilist
April 20th 2014

967 Comments


noctus gives everything a 2.5 though

feanaro
April 20th 2014

809 Comments


not this band

zaruyache
April 20th 2014

5875 Comments


I'm hoping the new Saor and Lantlos make up for this album potentially being underwhelming. I dunno though, I read one review that said the album was awesome. Hopefully this is just a grower. I mean, it's Agalloch; it's not like we're going to be impatient with the music.



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