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#161
Quote by progbass
i mean...damn...all we have now is ghey metalcore


There are many good Metal bands out there in the US, it's just not all showing on TV ads and Headbanger's Ball like Metalcore is.
#162
Quote by RedDeath9
Anyone else notice how some of their songs create an image of a cabin in your head? I mean, obviously, there's The Lodge, but when I'm listening to "A Desolation Song", there's a guy sitting in front of a fire in a cabin, holding this cup .


"A Desolation song" Always gave the impression to me of a traveller on a road (Romanish times) at midnight.

There seems to always be a mountain, or ocean in their songs... There's This White Mountain On Which You Will Die, but "Our Fortress is Burning... II - Bloodbirds" creates an image with a mountain in it.


Shh, you leave Agalloch and their mountain fetish alone.

The Lodge actually reminds me of the ocean...


*Listens to song* Nope, still reminds me of a snow covered Forest, with the moon high in the sky.
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#163
I always have a problem relating most metal to snow covered forests, although I guess the majority of band try to create that scenery.
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#164
Just think "Call of the wintermoon".

You know it makes sense.
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#165
On '...Pale Companion', the part where the clean and blackened vocals come in (Where is the landscape/where is god), I think very much of a person staring down at a majestic valley from a snow-capped mountaintop on a clear day. Oh, how wonderous imagination is.
#166
Have been into Pale Folklore for a while now and just got The Mantle and Ashes Against the Grain by mail a few days ago. Great band.
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#167
whenever i listen to a desolation song it reminds me of a forest like in lord of the rings movies haha. but it yeah it seems that all their songs tie into an image of nature, which i think is pretty cool, like i was in colorado the past week up in the mountains and i was listening to them and it seemed just fit perfectly
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#168
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whenever i listen to a desolation song it reminds me of a forest like in lord of the rings movies haha. but it yeah it seems that all their songs tie into an image of nature, which i think is pretty cool, like i was in colorado the past week up in the mountains and i was listening to them and it seemed just fit perfectly


YA, very nice song for woodland type enviroment methinks.

Out of intrest, what do the voices on "The hawthorne passage" say?
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#170
So how do you pronounce this name?

A(as in kate) geh loch?

A(as in Apple) ?

Aye ga lock?

Aye ga loch?
#171
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YA, very nice song for woodland type enviroment methinks.

Out of intrest, what do the voices on "The hawthorne passage" say?

In swedish at about 7:50 they say "-Who are you? -I am death".

In the end they sing and talk in spanish, Babelfish tells me they say:

(woman)
I die, and noone will remember me.
I die, and noone will remember me, me.

(man)
Yes Liz, I will remember you, I will go to the cemetery with a flower and a dog, and on your funeral sing - in a low voice - that pretty is a burial.

EDIT: The swedish part is from this movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seventh_Seal
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#173
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So how do you pronounce this name?

A(as in kate) geh loch?

A(as in Apple) ?

Aye ga lock?

Aye ga loch?


Ah ga lock
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#174
Thank you Vanquish.

Cool band. I stumbled upon them when doing random searches in the iTunes store so I went and bought the Ashes Against the Grain CD from Best Buy. It's pretty good. It's a nice break from all the stuff I listen to.
#175
Quote by jesusgonewrong
Just think "Call of the wintermoon".

You know it makes sense.

That song reminds me of lush, green forests and Benny Hill.
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#178
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That song reminds me of lush, green forests and Benny Hill.


I never thought of it like that before, but now that you mention it....

How are these guys live?

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#179
Agalloch? Apparently Jon's voice goes all over the fucking place live (just youtube it), and honestly, Agalloch is probably music I'd want to listen to somewhere solitary, not pressed up against a bunch of sweaty poeple. Then again, crowdsurfing to Agalloch has the potential to be quite epic.
#180
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Agalloch is probably music I'd want to listen to somewhere solitary,


Yah man, Although if they toured here I would go see and support them.
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#184
haven't heard it, but it's believable considering Pale Folklore wasn't that great [despite the fact I'm getting a bit more into it of late]

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#185
Quote by Emenius Sleepus
but it's believable considering Pale Folklore wasn't that great


What didn't you like about Pale Folklore?
#186
a couple of things. Bad production, a couple of really cheesy bits (like the spoken part in the "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline, and the keyboard bells somewhere towards the end of the album), a few moments where there things are way too obviously out of tune, and just overall the music is rather dull. Mid-paced and uneventful.

I think they largely fixed that on subsequent releases. The production/tone is better, more dynamics in general, the song structure is far better thought out, and while the tempo is similar, there's something about the newer material (the Mantle onwards) that sounds better, and the atmosphere just works.

Pale Folklore has its good points by all means (Dead Winter Days for example), but it had quite a generic and boring sound to put it simply.

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#187
That song reminds me of lush, green forests and Benny Hill.


A GR1M Benny hill, I presume?

Tbh, I think Agalloch tred the fine line between epicness and boring quite well.
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#188
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In The Shadow of Our Pale Companion


Gracias. Looks like I'm getting The Mantle next haha.

edit: Is that how the song sounds on the album? I found some of it on youtube and the part I heard had the melody played on acoustic guitars.
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#189
Quote by Emenius Sleepus
Pale Folklore has its good points by all means (Dead Winter Days for example), but it had quite a generic and boring sound to put it simply.


Personally, I loved Pale Folklore. She Painted Fire Across The Skyline is one of my favorite songs. The whole album sounds great to me and not generic or boring in the slightest way.
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#190
Quote by Emenius Sleepus
a couple of things. Bad production, a couple of really cheesy bits (like the spoken part in the "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline, and the keyboard bells somewhere towards the end of the album), a few moments where there things are way too obviously out of tune, and just overall the music is rather dull. Mid-paced and uneventful.

I think they largely fixed that on subsequent releases. The production/tone is better, more dynamics in general, the song structure is far better thought out, and while the tempo is similar, there's something about the newer material (the Mantle onwards) that sounds better, and the atmosphere just works.

Pale Folklore has its good points by all means (Dead Winter Days for example), but it had quite a generic and boring sound to put it simply.


Well, fair enough. I personally love Pale Folklore. Mostly because of the 'feel' it has with its atmosphere and production, even if it's not the best of the best. I, however, agree with them getting better overtime. Pale Folklore is my least favorite, compared to Ashes and The Mantle, but I wouldn't rate any lower or any higher.
#191
Yeah I just recently checked this band out for the first time, and I'm liking it. Pale Folklore has some awkward moments, but Ashes Against the Grain is awesome and The Mantle is solid too. Good stuff overall.
#194
Quote by BringMeTheCalm
We have Nevermore and Dream Theater. I think we'll be ok. But I agree, Agalloch is definitely one of the best American acts.

It's a shame that they're so hard to find. I've yet to see a copy of The Mantle in stores. I've only seen Pale Folklore and Ashes Against The Grain.



true, and Cynic recently got back together...

but what i meant is compare American bands as a whole to like...Sweden or England. to me, foriegn countries release just all around better music.

that comment about the TV adds is somewhat relevant, although i despise headbangers ball, fuse, mtv, myspace and all such incarnates of those listed, i still have to look at the bigger picture. Just because bands aren't advertised doesnt mean they arent out there. you got me for ignorance on that one. i apologize for that remark.

i guess things are getting somewhat better, i mean, Opeth is gaining a lot of fame in the states recently, so that means of course people will try to copy that, and personally, i wouldnt mind that many bands trying to add ambient jazz/ blues segues into more metal passages.

back on topic: Shadow of our pale comparison FTW!!!
#196
Don Anderson is an awesome guitarist.

I nearly fell out of my chair after hearing that sweep he does in Shadow of our Pale Companion.
#197
Quote by gimme_fuel_89
Don Anderson is an awesome guitarist.

I nearly fell out of my chair after hearing that sweep he does in Shadow of our Pale Companion.


not to mention the beautiful flowing lead that follows

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#199
^
The whole of Ashes Against the Grain is excellent. But yeah "Limbs" is probably one of my personal favourites as well.
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#200
Quote by Emenius Sleepus
not to mention the beautiful flowing lead that follows


Absolutely - but I was more pointing out the unexpectedness of hearing a hard out shred lick in Agalloch

The funny thing is that it works amazingly well.