Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
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Sevengill
September 11th 2017


7505 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hawks stop riding the Haughm D

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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
September 12th 2017


16936 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I appreciate how most of this album is instrumental, and while it might drag in places it's almost all excellent. Agalloch will always be one of the top best bands of this century.

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DungeonBoy
September 12th 2017


3388 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

For their "worst" record, it's pretty great!

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Essence
October 29th 2017


5910 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

god I wish I liked this more

DarkSideOfLucca
October 29th 2017


9228 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

So do I - up until this release I was convinced that they could do no wrong. Even their EP's like The White and Faustian Echoes were fucking top quality imo

Essence
October 29th 2017


5910 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah man, The White is my jam, I spin that more than any other album they've done

DarkSideOfLucca
October 29th 2017


9228 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Tbh this band makes me TOO effective and I can only listen to them when I write or am walking alone or some shit



But yeah basically everything other than this is pretty perfect

Deschutes
November 24th 2017


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

While it was definitely a disappointing and unfortunate way to end their career, Agalloch's The Serpent and the Sphere is still a solid 8/10. It's just that every other thing they've released is a solid 9+/10, so it gets completely overshadowed. If this album had been released by another band, it would be viewed in such higher regard.

sixdegrees
November 24th 2017


1995 Comments


disappointing and unfortunate- 4.0, would recommend

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Deschutes
November 24th 2017


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Compared to all their other stuff, yeah. And goddamn that was a fast reply, holy shit, haha

AdolfChrist
November 24th 2017


13558 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Folklore through Marrow is a god tier run, so i dont fault them for this. it was super disappointing when it first came out and when i learned this would be their last album, but im over it now.

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MayhemWithMercy
November 24th 2017


6110 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Album is boooooooooooooring

Artuma
November 24th 2017


29175 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hey we agree on something

Deschutes
November 24th 2017


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Astral Dialogue - Dark Matter Gods - Celestial Effigy is one of the best 3 track stretches in their discography, and the only real weak track imo is Vales

Demon of the Fall
November 24th 2017


3790 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah this one is mostly boring

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Deschutes
November 24th 2017


513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It literally pains me to see when some people say this doesn't feel like Agalloch.. it still feel very much like Agalloch to me. Not in the same way as the other albums, but like an Agalloch take on a Post-Metal/Post-Rock record, but I still get that Agalloch feel from it I love. I understand people not liking it though; it took me like an entire year to really appreciate it. Still not close to being one of my favorites of theirs, and I'll 9/10 reach for another album they've released when I'm in an Agalloch mood, but it's still good.



Astral Dialogue is one of the hardest raging Black Metal tracks they've done; it's like a condensed Faustian Echoes almost, and the closer Plateau of the Ages is like an epic Post-Rock track with an incredible Agalloch metal touch to it.. I don't know how to describe the album, because I really do get why people don't like it, but it just clicked with me finally.



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