Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 9: Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit (2010)

I guess I should preface this one for fairness; Agalloch's 2006 record Ashes Against the Grain is one of my favorite albums of all time. It has an amazing mix of mood, metal, rocking-ness and beauty that makes mid-paced black metal so cool. So naturally I was really excited to hear this, their first full-length album since then, and I was definitely not disappointed. It has some of their most intense, fast black metal parts in a long while, but also does not skimp out on the more ambient sections at all.

It doesn't top Ashes for me, but it may work its way up towards that upon repeated listens. Might have to take a long drive with it or something.

Awesome, awesome album.

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