It takes a few listens to appreciate this group's albums, so I waited to write this review until giving it that opportunity. Having heard most of their music, I think Marrow of the Spirit has all the elements of previous Agalloch releases but keeps it fresh by adding some new flavors as well.The opening song is a sparse instrumental that contains birds and natural sounds with a mournful melody played by a cello. If you have heard the hard to find White EP, this opener would fit in perfectly. This is foll..
Having been a fan of Agollach since their first record (Pale Folklore) came out It has always been a pleasure to hear something new from them--as they never disapoint. Marrow of the Spirit is no exception and is brilliant in everyway. This is a darker album and gone is the Bathory inspired mid-paced metal of Ahes against the grain. On this album the band really embraces the old school black metal sound of the 90's which is simply done with artistic grace and precision that in no way does it sound contrived ..
An Agalloch release is a work of art to be considered an event, and deserves all the listening time one can spare. I just received my copy of the album, but have listened online and been blown away by the wondrous world contained in "Marrow of the Spirit." This may be the album that drives me to purchase a record player once it comes out on LP. The November release date is, of course, perfect timing for the band. Hopefully, you'll listen to this in the proper autumnal wooded setting, but regardless, the ..