Origin: Portland, OR, USA
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Agalloch  


Hailing from Oregon, and with ties to fellow The End artists Sculptured, Agalloch have a real winner on their hands with Pale Folklore, a sort of laidback, atmospheric post-black metal album, if that makes sense. Others have pointed to bands such as Opeth (the quieter moments) or mid-period Katatonia as sound-alikes, and to a point these comparisons are valid, as Agalloch shares the former's tendency for drawn-out compositions and the latter's general moodiness. But these are merely vague reference points, as Agalloch has crafted a unique and original style, blending mostly harsh semi-black vocals, acoustic passages, thoughtful lyrics, and a general feeling of darkness and melancholy that is just plain cool to listen to.

Following a pre-Folklore EP of material released as Of Stone, Wind And Pillor, the band's second album, The Mantle, was released in 2002. Somewhat more laidback and mellow than Folklore, but otherwise retaining much of the moodiness and flow from that album, The Mantle is a fine followup from a band who still have untapped potential to explore. An excellent band.

Current Members

John Haughm

vocals/guitars (Sculptured)

Don Anderson

guitars (Sculptured)

Jason William Walton

bass (Sculptured, Subterranean Masquerade)

Aesop Dekker

drums (Ludicra)

Former Members/Guests

Shane Breyer

keyboards


Discography



Pale Folklore 
1999 The End
  1. The painted fire across the skyline
  2. The misshapen steed
  3. Hallways of enchanted ebony
  4. Dead winter days
  5. As embers dress the sky
  6. The melancholy spirit
  • John Haughm
  • Shane Breyer
  • Don Anderson
  • Jason William Walton

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Of Stone, Wind And Pillor 
2001 The End
  1. Of Stone, Wind, And Pillor
  2. Foliorum Viridium
  3. Haunting Birds
  4. Kneel To The Cross
  5. A Poem By Yeats
  • John Haughm
  • Shane Breyer
  • Don Anderson
  • Jason William Walton

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Mantle 
2002 The End
  1. A Celebration For The Death Of Man ...
  2. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion
  3. Odal
  4. I Am The Wooden Doors
  5. The Lodge
  6. You Were But A Ghost In My Arms
  7. The Hawthorne Passage
  8. ... And The Great Cold Death Of The Earth
  9. A Desolation Song
  • John Haughm
  • Don Anderson
  • Jason William Walton
2002 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) The Grey EP 
2004 Vendlus
  1. The Lodge (Dismantled)
  2. Odal (Nothing remix)




Ashes Against The Grain 
2006 The End
  1. Limbs
  2. Falling Snow
  3. This White Mountain on Which You Will Die
  4. Fire Above, Ice Below
  5. Not Unlike the Waves
  6. Our Fortress Is Burning ... I
  7. Our Fortress Is Burning ... II - Bloodbirds
  8. Our Fortress Is Burning ... III - The Grain
  • John Haughm
  • Don Anderson
  • Jason William Walton

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) The White EP 
2008 Vendlus
  1. The Isle of Summer
  2. Birch Black
  3. Hollow Stone
  4. Pantheist
  5. Birch White
  6. Sowilo Rune
  7. Summerisle Reprise




The Demonstration Archive: 1996-1998  COMPILATION
2008
  1. The Wilderness
  2. As Embers Dress the Sky
  3. This Old Cabin
  4. Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor
  5. Foliorum Viridium
  6. Haunting Birds
  7. Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  8. The Melancholy Spirit




The Silence Of Forgotten Landscapes 
2009




The Compendium Archive  COMPILATION
2010
  1. The Wilderness
  2. As Embers Dress the Sky
  3. This Old Cabin
  4. Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor
  5. Foliorum Viridium
  6. Haunting Birds
  7. Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  8. The Melancholy Spirit
  9. Kneel to the Cross (Sol Invictus cover)
  10. A Poem by Beats
  11. Odal (Infinity Mix)
  12. The Death of Man III
  13. Tomorrow Will Never Come
  14. Fragment (Second Phase)
  15. The Wolves of Timberline
  16. Falling Snow (Alternate Mix)
  17. Scars of the Shattered Sky
  18. Fragment 4




Marrow Of The Spirit 
2010 Profound Lore
  1. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness []
  2. Into The Painted Grey []
  3. The Watcher’s Monolith []
  4. Black Lake Nidstang []
  5. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires []
  6. To Drown []
  • John Haughm
  • Don Anderson
  • Jason William Walton
  • Aesop Dekker
2010 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Whitedivisiongrey  COMPILATION
2011




(EP) Faustian Echoes 
2012
  1. Faustian Echoes


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