Khôrada is salty (ex-Agalloch)

2018-05-15 by Alastor | 73 Comments
Khôrada, the second band to form after the end of Agalloch, has revealed the first track ("Ossify") of their upcoming debut album Salt, to be released on July 20th.

The band consists of ex-Agalloch members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass), Aesop Dekker (drums) and ex-Giant Squid member Aaron John Gregory (vocals).



Tagged: Khôrada

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Alastor
May 15th 2018
1889 Comments


sorry for the title, nothing else would fit the character limit.

Darius
May 15th 2018
14027 Comments


Incoming Pillorian comparisons...
Who am I kidding I'm gonna be comparing this to Pillorian every step of the way

DungeonBoy
May 15th 2018
4070 Comments


Probably shouldn't surprise anyone, but there are obvious traces of Agalloch on this. Instrumentally there are some pretty solid ideas here, but the overall vibe of this really doesn't do it for me. I don't enjoy the vocals on this song personally. I will check out the entire thing when it comes out, but since Darius is allowing for Pillorian comparisons, Pillorian >

Digging: Angel Dust - Bleed

0xME
May 15th 2018
26 Comments


I'm definitely not feeling this, but maybe the rest of the album will be better? not holding my breath though

Digging: Death - Leprosy

Alastor
May 15th 2018
1889 Comments


I actually dig this. Definitely a way more colour- and playful approach than Pillorian imo.

SCREAM!
May 15th 2018
15421 Comments


"Incoming Pillorian comparisons...
Who am I kidding I'm gonna be comparing this to Pillorian every step of the way"

Why though, they sound nothing alike

Not big on the vocals/verses but I dig the drawn out instrumental parts

SCREAM!
May 15th 2018
15421 Comments


Although some of the instrumentals remind me of Serpent era Agalloch (which makes sense since it was their last album) which I know I'm in the minority here that loves that album

BREAKDOWNS
May 15th 2018
320 Comments


this is 30 times better yhan any agalloch

Darius
May 15th 2018
14027 Comments


@scream I actually haven't jammed yet Im going purely off the basis of the members of each and how similar they may/may not sound to their former band

DarkNoctus
May 15th 2018
10319 Comments


i see the comparison to serpent-era agalloch but i think this is a lot better

i'm really excited for this

Digging: Amorphis - Queen of Time

Sevengill
May 15th 2018
8399 Comments


who cares about Pillorian when this is fronted by Aaron Gregory
song's a behemoth so/but I'll need a bunch of spins to let it sink in

Digging: Khrada - Salt

guitarded_chuck
May 15th 2018
14940 Comments


is it gud give it to me str8 (forgot headphones)

AdolfChrist
May 15th 2018
16055 Comments


Will be better than Pillorian, thats for sure.

DarkNoctus
May 15th 2018
10319 Comments


it's great, i love the emotive riffs, the textures and the way the song progresses

it's quite reserved but it still works

dbizzles
May 15th 2018
11369 Comments


I thought this was pretty shit. Did not like the vocals at all and everything sounded fuzzy and weak. The last few minutes were a decent jam, but sitting through 8 minutes to get there was not a good time.

Digging: The Body - I have fought against it, But I can?t any longer

Panzerchrist
May 15th 2018
359 Comments


Why are the vocals mixed so shittily

Digging: Sleep - The Sciences

Evreaia
May 15th 2018
4951 Comments


not liking this , disappointed.

Pillorian wasn't that good either, but at least it was enjoyable.

br4dl3yb34r
May 15th 2018
201 Comments


I like it. I like it a lot.

SCREAM!
May 15th 2018
15421 Comments


I'm glad the "plastic coccon" part is really short because that little section just seems to make me cringe every time.

Having listened to this a handful of time now I have to say I generally like the musicianship/songwritting but I wish they went with a different vocalist...

DungeonBoy
May 15th 2018
4070 Comments


[2]

jesterhead92
May 15th 2018
4434 Comments


This rules wtf guys

Sevengill
May 15th 2018
8399 Comments


AJ is an acquired taste on vocals, I'll give you that.

DarkNoctus
May 15th 2018
10319 Comments


yeah this is excellent and you guys need a boop on the nose

tigersbrokefree
May 15th 2018
181 Comments


The death of Agalloch is reason enough to be salty.

Meh, don't know about the vocals and the mixing.

Digging: Ghost (SWE) - Prequelle

Scoot
May 15th 2018
18973 Comments


agalloch were dead anyways

AdolfChrist
May 15th 2018
16055 Comments


What we really lost was John's ability to write interesting music.

zaruyache
May 15th 2018
18859 Comments


interesting song and excited for more. The new style is really interesting tho I def didn't like the vocals much on the first listen.

InFlamesWeThrash666
May 15th 2018
7804 Comments


I dig this

teamster
May 15th 2018
2667 Comments


I think Pillorian is fantastic - seriously.

danielito19
May 15th 2018
11991 Comments


came to the thread to bitch about the title but you apologized in the first comment


Ocean of Noise
May 15th 2018
10169 Comments


Pillorian seriously own. This, not so much. But then again I might just not like this as much because it's not as Agalloch-esque.

Digging: Napalm Death - Fear, Emptiness, Despair

kmagnum1x
May 15th 2018
286 Comments


pillorian released a banger but I think this is good in its own right too

Astral Abortis
May 15th 2018
5643 Comments


This is good. Better than Pillorian and Pillorian were better than Agalloch

Institutionalized
May 16th 2018
28 Comments


I actually like the vocals. Kind of looking forward to the album even though it's nothing like Agalloch

Hawks
May 16th 2018
55698 Comments


Pillorian rules you people are stupid.

Digging: Violet Cold - Sommermorgen (Pt. I) - Innocence

Mrlexiphanic
May 16th 2018
28 Comments


You know, I hated this for like 4 minutes, but I think i'm into it now

Astral Abortis
May 16th 2018
5643 Comments


Yeah dont know why everyone hated Pillorian like they were clearly pretty good

LordHugoThePoet
May 16th 2018
26 Comments


Not a fan of the vocals but musically it's decent. More interested in the upcoming Sculptured album tbh.

Demon of the Fall
May 16th 2018
6532 Comments


'Yeah dont know why everyone hated Pillorian like they were clearly pretty good' (2)

Because people (incorrectly) expected Agalloch mk II perhaps?

I'll definitely be checking this out.


Digging: Son Lux - At War With Walls And Mazes

SacredSerenity
May 16th 2018
669 Comments


Not sure yet how much I like this track. It has a certain quality to it but some parts seem a bit lackluster

Dinosaur
May 16th 2018
1247 Comments


This was great tbh. Looking forward to the release.

Sevengill
May 16th 2018
8399 Comments


"plastic cocoons" section sounds straight out of Gazpacho's Demon

WatchItExplode
May 16th 2018
5538 Comments


interest piqued at mention of Aaron John Gregory

WatchItExplode
May 16th 2018
5538 Comments


That was stellar, looking forward to this.

SCREAM!
May 16th 2018
15421 Comments


""plastic cocoons" section sounds straight out of Gazpacho's Demon"

That part just seems like a cliché, cheesy modern prog trick. I dunno, really dislike that section. Luckily the rest of the song is growing on me though. Still not sold on the vocals although they bother me less than on initial listens and the mixing is kind of awkward at times but there is some great musicianship and ideas on display here

emmny
May 16th 2018
19 Comments


ass except for the last quarter

pillorian smokes this

Darius
May 17th 2018
14027 Comments


Track is pretty damn good. Interesting pacing and guitarwork throughout. Doesn't sound like Agalloch at all. Much much more interesting than Pillorian. Definitely piqued my interest for the album

Darius
May 17th 2018
14027 Comments


Aesop Dekker also kills it on this

AdolfChrist
May 17th 2018
16055 Comments


idk, he still seems pretty basic bitch to me. overall this rules though.

Gmork89
May 17th 2018
7633 Comments


Hell I actually like the vibe of this quite a bit. It's weird but...charming in a way? Definitely a unique atmosphere.

Vocals are kind of annoying though.

Meridiu5
May 17th 2018
249 Comments


pillorian smokes this [2]

This ain't bad but yes so hard. Looks like Jon won out

Digging: -

wayfaringstranger
May 17th 2018
210 Comments


Whoever was speaking on the vocals being an acquired taste, I can see that. The instrumentals are enjoyable, however.

Darius
May 17th 2018
14027 Comments


Vocals are good.
If the rest of the album is this quality this will be leagues and bounds above Pillorian

AdolfChrist
May 17th 2018
16055 Comments


I have mixed feelings on the vocals, might just be shitty mixing. I still like it a lot regardless.

Darius
May 17th 2018
14027 Comments


Vocals aren't typical by any standards but they fit the music to me.
I feel like they could be mixed in a bit better though yeah

SpiritCrusher2
May 17th 2018
5955 Comments


well, this is weird. some riffs sound almost "cute" lol, guitar tone amplifies that feeling too. also some parts reminded me of dinosaur jr. or something similar haha. it's really interesting, but it also lacks something. seems really disjointed too.

RikRoach7
May 17th 2018
3297 Comments


Frustratingly rough around the edges compositorically (meaning that there are a LOT of parts where one thing is thrown in after another and they don't fit together at all). Some nice bits here and there though for sure and it gets better as it proceeds. Last 3 minutes are fun.

Cool cover art tho.

DungeonBoy
May 17th 2018
4070 Comments


The polarization of this song is fascinating

AdolfChrist
May 17th 2018
16055 Comments


Compositorally? Is that a word? I think its "compositionally". #spellingnazi

RikRoach7
May 17th 2018
3297 Comments


I don't know. It's not my mother tongue.

Darius
May 17th 2018
14027 Comments


Ah, what is?

RikRoach7
May 17th 2018
3297 Comments


German

Realm
May 18th 2018
2372 Comments


Yorngl

Alastor
May 18th 2018
1889 Comments


"there are a LOT of parts where one thing is thrown in after another and they don't fit together at all"

funny, I always felt the same about Agalloch's music as a whole. But the individual parts are so good that it works, especially in Pale Folklore.

RikRoach7
May 18th 2018
3297 Comments


Pale Folklore is definitely guilty of it. The other ones, not so much, especially Ashes Against the Grain. That one's songs are very cohesive.

BlindHouse
May 18th 2018
117 Comments


Quite like the music, the vocals are just bizarre though.

Digging: A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant

Gmork89
May 18th 2018
7633 Comments


I like this way more that Pillorian tbh.

br4dl3yb34r
May 20th 2018
201 Comments


Standard Disclaimer: Am Very Drunk

As someone that loves Giant Squid, it's surprising to me how polarizing the vocals are. I think they're great. They are bizarre in the best possible way. I think a lot of the people criticizing this are expecting it to be very similar to Agalloch, which is understandable, but I love the direction this project is heading. I found Pillorian to be very unambitious, albeit well executed. This is something else entirely. Really looking forward to hearing the rest of it.

DarkNoctus
May 20th 2018
10319 Comments


i was expecting nothing out of either band after ts&ts disappointed me but what john haughm/pillorian offered was just so typical. yeah it has some nice tracks and some great riffs here and there and sometimes i do spin it and enjoy it, it's by no means a bad record but it's nothing beyond that. i'm digging this far more than expected. there's so much going on and all of it hits as far as i'm concerned.

Spado
May 20th 2018
446 Comments


sounds like HIM and Immolation had a demented child

lalchimiste
May 22nd 2018
709 Comments


Feels like this is going to be like CCR's Mardi Gras. The band seems lost without John and does not sound like a cohesive unit. On first listen, nothing really grabbed my attention, the whole thing was pretty much meandearing with uninteresting riffs after riffs and pretty subpar vox. I have pretty much 0 expectations now so maybe I'll be suprised

Pillorian comparison are obligatory...Pillorian's debut was one of the best bm releases last year with great songwriting and atmosphere (albeit not the most original).




Digging: Amorphis - Queen of Time

DarkNoctus
May 22nd 2018
10319 Comments


i cannot understand how anyone can say this (or the band as a whole) doesn't sound cohesive, it absolutely does.

SCREAM!
May 23rd 2018
15421 Comments


Yeah, this is great. Much like TS&TS it's grown on me a lot with each listen



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