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#1
I just got The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled and I've concluded that this band is amazing. I'd expect nothing less from any member of Agalloch though.

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#2
Good band, I like what I've heard on their myspace.
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#3
Sculptured!

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#4
Hell yeah! This is back!

Everyone listen to Embodiment is the Purest Form of Horror.
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#5
I only have the first album...
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#6
As do I. While it's a good album, the inclusion samples throw me off, and I'm still undecided about the vocals...

I'll give it time, though. Almond Beauty is pretty epic.
#7
I love the samples. The outro to Our Illuminated Tomb is great. My favorite song is Her Silence though.

I even like the vocals.
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#8
I thought I posted here...

Wrecking band. Bodies Without Organs is amazing, and it has hilarious lyrics.
Dyer's Eve is awesome, and has an abnormally large penis, which doesn't act as any hinderance to his everyday life despite its freakishly large size.
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#9
"Some time ago, when I was sick, I would vomit so much that I would want to sew my mouth completely shut"

What's hilarious about that...




I don't suppose anyone has a great ear? I would love some tabs from this band.
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#10
BODIES!!! WITHOUT!!! ORGANS!!!!
there is...
NOTHING!!! MORE USELESS!!! THAN AN ORGAN!!!

I don't know, that always cracks me up

Their drummer belongs in a mental institution, with a constant dialysis of valium attached to his arm. Dude is batshit crazyfuck.
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#11
Definitely. I love the drum intro to Bodies Without Organs. Also the keyboards on that album are fantastic. Especially in The Shape of Rage.


Also, I love those lines... Well, the way they're sung, anyway.
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#12
It makes me think of some surgery, with some House-like surgeon, going:

Surgeon: See this? What is that?
Doctor: The pancreas?
Surgeon: Wrong! It's an organ! Do you know it's functions?
Doctor: Uhh it--
Surgeon: NO!! It's useless! It's completely useless! *flings organs all about*
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#13
Thanks to the fish-man, I gave these guys a listen. Quite odd stuff (but in a good way).

Only heard the latest album, and as I said, it seems to take the band a bit to find their "groove" on the album, by groove I mean like "flow" - the flow that is necessary in mental Music such as this. But the later tracks make up for that
#14
So, I gave TSOTLIA another listen, and I liked it more this time around. The clean vocals and samples still are "eh.." to me, but damn there's some good riffage throughout. Almond Beauty is insanely catchy...
#15
I find the cleans to be great, especially on Her Silence. I love everything about that song, except for its lack of samples...

Also, it should please you to know they have a different clean singer on Embodiment.

I get happy every time I see this thread...
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#16
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I find the cleans to be great, especially on Her Silence. I love everything about that song, except for its lack of samples...

Also, it should please you to know they have a different clean singer on Embodiment.

I get happy every time I see this thread...




Stylistically, how different is Embodiment to Lily?
#17
It's similar, but it's more experimental and a bit more modern, but it works in this case. There is very prevalent keyboard usage, which at times sounds like it would be good in some 80s pop song (it works well). It's more angry as all of the lyrics focus around bodies, death, and god's inexistance, rather than love affairs. The drums are much crazier and more off beat. It's much less traditional, as better production, and seems more... uh, intense?

I like it better.
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#18
Sounds interesting.

I'll definitely check it out. As long as they still have the whole epic melodic metal thing going, I'm good.
#19
Well in away, I'd say it's less epic... But it's also more epic in a way. It's really hard to explain.
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#20
Sculptured is awesome I love the groovy intro the new album. Plus all their songs are progressively mind-bendingly cool.

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#22
The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled is probably the most accesible.
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#23
I started with The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled.

It's a great album, and the first of three so you can work your way through the other two later.
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#24
I advise any fans of Sculptured to check out Subterranean Masquerade as well.

I made a thread on them
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=898305
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#25
I still haven't gotten Embodiment, although it's on my list. I like what I've heard on their Myspace.

How's the second album?
#26
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I still haven't gotten Embodiment, although it's on my list. I like what I've heard on their Myspace.

How's the second album?


I haven't been able to get my hands on it, but the last 3 songs on the myspace are from it so that shoudl give you a good overview.
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#27
i just ordered Embodiment today....should be here by Friday, if not, next week fo sho.

don't they write songs based off of matrices? rather than actual pre set chord progressions?
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#29
No idea.

My theory knowledge isn't great. I don't know the names for almost everything I play...
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#30
a computer program that doesn't exist?

just kidding!

I think that they use a special 12 tone scale of sorts for writing. Those chords they use sound brilliant though. I kept hearing about some type of music that wasn't based on diatonic scales, but rather some foreign concept that never caught on....though my memory doesn't serve me well.
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#32
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a computer program that doesn't exist?

just kidding!

I think that they use a special 12 tone scale of sorts for writing. Those chords they use sound brilliant though. I kept hearing about some type of music that wasn't based on diatonic scales, but rather some foreign concept that never caught on....though my memory doesn't serve me well.

Foreign concept?

Like the sounds in between notes that we don't really use in western music?

Quarter bends, etc...
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#34
I wasn't talking about matrices.

I was responding to the mention of foreign concepts.
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#35
The put equal importance on each note so there's no set key.

At least I read that somewhere... I don't know much about theory...
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#36
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I still haven't gotten Embodiment, although it's on my list. I like what I've heard on their Myspace.

How's the second album?

its good, not as experimental as Embodiement, but good nonetheless
you should be able to get a good feel for it, as half of the songs from it are on the myspace
#37
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its good, not as experimental as Embodiement, but good nonetheless
you should be able to get a good feel for it, as half of the songs from it are on the myspace


Where did you find it!?
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#39
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The put equal importance on each note so there's no set key.



I've heard similar.....
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#40
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Ah I thought so...

It's not on Amazon or The End, but I refuse to download it as these guys deserve my money.

I don't know how I'll get ahold of it now, but I'll get it eventually.
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I went to the doctor, and they found something in my bladder. And whenever they find something, it's never anything good like, "We found something in your bladder AND IT'S SEASON TICKETS TO THE YANKEES!!


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